Well I have to say that was the most successful garage sale we have had in a long time. We made just over $360 and we got rid of a pile of stuff. The signs said we started at 8am, but people started turning up by 7am. We had packed everything away and I had taken down the signs by 1:30pm.
The weather was good, a bit cloudy but warm, infact I think I got sun burnt on my face, as I am so fair skinned. We got rid of all the big stuff, including our kitchen table and chairs, a couple of stereos. Some book shelves, two old tv's, and a pile of what I would call junk!! I sold a number of the VHS tapes, and some of the more expensive Disney VHS tapes. A dealer came by and bought all the cd's, and the ones he didn't want he left and I sold a couple of those as well.
One woman took a bag of giant bouncy balls for 75 cents, she said she was sending them to Ecuador, whether she is or not I don't care. The guy who took the two stereos is sending them to Africa??? I had a big boxes of clothes hangers, you know the metal ones, I had FREE on the box and a pile of them went.
As always the things that you think will sell never do and things that you would normally throw out sells. Dd had some shoes and although I only got 50 cents per pair, it was money in our pocket, as she didn't want them. Same with the books I was selling them for 25 cents as we have no use for them. One woman took my box of drinking glasses, ones we never ever use, for 10 cents each, it came to less than $2.00 but I am better off having that money than a box of glasses I never use.
So I will give it a go next Saturday and see if I can get rid of some more stuff, as although we got rid of the bulk of the stuff today, dd is coming over and if she brings a pile of stuff between us we could/should make a few more dollars!!!
Have to say though I am pooped its hard work doing a garage sale and people who frequent garage sales are hagglers, which can be annoying at times.
Most of all I am thrilled to have got rid of a pile of stuff that we didn't want and/or use.