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Summer brings all sorts of fun, but for me, my mom, my sister, and my daughter, it brings garage sale fun! I’ve loved going to garage sales since childhood.
Every Saturday morning I would take my allowance (and the secret dollars grandma would give me) and spend them on books and doll clothes. Now my shopping list includes home decorations and kids clothes, but I still love finding the deals.
After many years and countless garage sales, we finally got smart and started bringing along a Garage Sale Emergency Kit! Several situations have put us in memorable moments, and while they make for lots of laughter, they aren’t always so funny in the moment. Now we avoid those moments all together with these things that easily store in a tote for those emergencies.
Garage Sale Emergency Kit
A lot of our garage sales are in the lovely heat of the Iowa summer. Sometimes we are gone longer than planned, or we start choking on our to-go breakfast, or the car starts to over heat and needs fluids, or we get dehydrated. Either way, having bottled water in a Garage Sale Emergency Kit is important.
#2 Dirt & Grime
Some garage sales are just plain dirty and grimy. For those garage sales you want to have sanitizer ready. I learn this from my grandma who always carried little sanitizer wipes in her purse. She never failed to hand me one after visiting a dirty sale and that lesson has stuck with me!
#3 Out of Change
Keep a spare change pouch in your Garage Sale Emergency Kit because you never know when you will run out of money and NEED 25¢ for that oh so awesome toad shaped back scratcher.
Or maybe you hit a sale that ran out of change and all you have is a $5.00 bill. You never know when spare change comes in handy, well except for a payphone, you won’t need it for that.
#4 We’re lost!
Getting lost is easy to do, especially when my mom is driving. I’m not afraid to say that and she knows, that’s why our Garage Sale Emergency Kit includes a map of the city.
If you make a wrong turn, have an unfamiliar address, or are heading to a new area of town, having a map handy is very helpful. You can usually find a city street maps in the phone book, at the courthouse, or the public library.
#5 I gotta go!
Going to garage sales while pregnant with twins taught me to always have leakage protection! I remember stopping at a sale in the “fancy” part of town when the urge to go to the bathroom hit me out of nowhere.
I swore never to put myself in that position again so I keep TENA® incontinence products in our Emergency Garage Sale Kit.
That’s right, there is no shame in wanting to keep feeling confident with protection for the Unexpected Leak™, with TENA® incontinence products for women. We love garage sales but we don’t enjoy bathroom breaks that take us off route, eat up time when we are trying to get to those hot sales, or leave us in a wet situation.
Instead of hitting the gas station or asking a stranger to use their bathroom after buying their junk, you can live your life without compromise, because TENA® Lets You Be You!
There is no discomfort while at garage sales either, because TENA® incontinence products are designed for comfort and made for performance. Those things we love doing, like going to garage sales, can happen without missing out on any moment or awesome find.
What would you pack in your Garage Sale Emergency Kit?