My little village was having a village-wide yard sale today. I decided to take part.
Last night: -husband and son set up saw horses and pieces of plywood to make two tables on the driveway leading to the car port
-items were carried from all areas of our home: basement, kitchen, shed, upstairs storage room (my "Rubbermaid" room), spare bedroom
-old dishes were washed
-asked husband what he wanted "guy" things priced at
-cut apart big rectangular stickers into small stickers and priced things
-hung pants and shirts up on portable clothing rack
-daughter made two brightly coloured Bristol board signs
-husband drove son to "after prom" party
-kept items tucked under carport roof in case of rain
-did my series of back stretches
-went to bed
This morning:- got up before 7:00 am
-made a coffee, pulled hair back, got dressed
-went out and arranged items so they were now in the driveway and more visible
-priced things that I forgot to price last night
-spent morning saying hello to people and selling small items
-weeded flower bed that is right beside the driveway
-husband went and got two "take away" breakfasts from the Fireman's breakfast that was held today to raise money for a member of the community who had a bad accident
-continued to sell items, but not the big ones that I wanted gone gone gone out of my life
-made $174.00, less the $20 to pay for the charity breakfast
-started moving things out of the driveway at about 1:00 pm
Rest of the weekend:- find places to put back all the items that didn't get sold at the yard sale (and peel off the stickers)
I kind of hate yard sales, and usually don't profit much from them. The community I live in is small and we are at the end of a dead end road so we don't have much drive by traffic! We had lots of people come by today because it had been advertised as a village wide yard sale, so people were driving around looking for the sales. We made some money, and fewer things are coming back into my house than the amount that was brought out, so that's a positive.
Best selling item:- tea cups and saucers for $1.50 a set
Best moment of the day: -Amish family came by with their horse and buggy and were towing a little wooden wagon behind the buggy to put their purchases in, sort of like their "trunk"
Do you have yard sales? Are they popular in your area?