Sunday, September 19, 2010

Yard Sale Recap

Yesterday was our yard sale that almost didn't happen. Friday night I had the kids help me lug all of our items out of our storage unit in the basement of one of the buildings. My living room looked like a really messy flea market.

Promptly around dinner time the skies opened and a torrential downpour started and lasted four hours. I went to bed wondering if I was going to be able to have my yard sale.

The next morning I was pleased the sky was blue and it seemed like it was going to be a nice day. We had four people move their cards from an area of the carport and started setting up.

The sale was to start at 8 but we had early birds starting at 7:15 asking us questions about what was for sale and your Craigslist note said 8:00 AM. Of course, the more questions we were aked the more we were going to be delayed. Most irritating!

All the work was worth it and the nice weather I was hoping for did happen. It was sunny and nice all day. We made about $140 which was really nice. We still have plenty of items we can sell piecemeal on Craigslist. We even sold another book on Amazon this morning. All of the money we are raising is going in to our savings account so we can build a little up and focus on paying off our credit cards.

After the sale we had a community BBQ which was a lot of fun. We got to meet neighbors we didn't know and get to know others better.

1 comment: said...

So glad your yard sale was successful! :) I'm outta the yard sale business as of yesterday. :) We sat out all day Friday and all day Saturday for a whopping $46.00 each. I made an additional $48.00. Too much trouble for too little money.
thanks for linking up to my first ever link party!