• Buying Handmade

    I didn’t miss this garage sale!

    I don’t usually shop at garage sales, not because I’m not interested, but usually because my timing is off or I simply don’t have time. But today I took advantage of the last day of a three-day garage sale held at one of my local scrapbook stores, Memory Bound Scrapbook Store in Ankeny, Iowa. The way the garage sale works is that customers dig into their stash for unwanted items, package them up, price them and bring them to Memory Bound for the garage sale. They pay $5 to participate, and when the items sell, the store takes a cut of 15% and the remainder goes to the seller in…