Sunday, May 31, 2009

Garage Sale Weekend

Over a week, and no posting!! Ahhh... Now to remember what we did... I set my BB up to post, so if I can figure it out maybe I will post more regularly.

Memorial Day - We went for a BBQ at my sisters Dad's house. We have the same Mom, but different Dads. When they were little they never believed we were sisters and that "their" Mom was my Mom:) I spent a bunch of time getting ready for the garage sale.

The annual subdivision garage sales started on Thursday and went through Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm. Originally, it sounded like fun. Making a "ton" of money and getting rid of items no longer in use. I won't say junk, because not that long ago we really liked these items. Wednesday evening Anita and I priced everything and organized tables. I took Thursday off to work the sale.

AC and I got everything out and filled the driveway Then the sprinkles started. We had to take everything into the garage and it sprinkled the rest of the day:( I made about $90 in the rain. On Friday, my friends Anita & Nancy ran the sale. They had great weather and sold a lot. On Saturday we set it all up and it started sprinkling again! Back into the garage the stuff went. In total we sold about $575, $350 of that was mine. Unfortunately, I did not sell my dining room set, tv stand or desk. I have listed those items on Craigslist, so hopefully someone will be interested in them. The garage sale was a lot of work and exhausting. The people who wanted to ask for price reductions on items marked $2 were annoying!!

I didn't stick around at the sale on Saturday very long because I had already signed up to do a 12 hour crop. After helping setting up and re-arranging I went to the crop. Had a fun time with everyone as usual.
Today, I worked on packing up all of the garage sale items that did not sell. Lucky for me, my friend's Mom has a huge sale every Labor Day weekend, so I am sending all my stuff there:) Needless to say, I think this was my first and last garage sale.
Hope you had a great weekend! GO WINGS!!!


Benita said...

I'd love to see a picture of your dining room set that you have for sale. Garage sales are a lot of work, but I enjoy doing them for some reason ;)

Linda said...

Glad you did well at your sale. The people that try to bargain you down from super low prices annoy me too.

Sarah C. said...

I've never tried to do a garage sale. Hope those leftover big items sell on Craigslist. :)

toners said...

In CA we had the same experience with people wanting to reduce the low-priced items...although towards the end of the day we did do that to get rid of the stuff! LOL!