I had volunteered to help out a friend with her yard sale on Friday afternoon. Up here Friday is as good a day to have a yard sale as Saturday is. I know unusual. She had put a notice in the newspaper, and as usual got the timing wrong and instead of it saying Friday afternoon it said all day. So people were there from first thing. I turned up just before 1pm as arranged, shocked to see it all set up.
Now it was a billion degrees out there with the humidity and you all know I hate that sort of weather, but I stuck with it. It wasn't that busy; had been busier in the morning she said but she got rid of a lot of stuff. However, there is still more to get rid of and she has another friend helping her today.
My observations were that the strangest things sell. Things that you would normally throw out. She has some crocheted baskets that originally held tulle and almonds that you get as wedding favours; remember those? She sold all those. She had some old dogs toys from when they had a dog, sold those. Old mason jars with the old glass lids, sold all those. She sold a lot of Tupperware; I would have loved it, but have no where to store it.
I should mention my friend is in her 80's and never throws anything out. She has a bedding set from the 70's drapes included, I bet they end up going. She has ornaments and plated silver things coming out of her ying yang, I hope most of those go. I will say she was quite the sales person, and a few people bought things they weren't even looking at thanks to her pointing them out and "making" them buy them.
I haven't had a yard sale in a while, and to be honest I don't have much stuff that I want to sell; other people may argue that point!!! Are you holding a yard sale/car boot sale this year and what do you think sells the best?
To while away the time in between customers I did my cross stitch, so got quite a bit done, so not a wasted afternoon. She has another friend helping her today, I hope they get rid of the rest of the stuff. It's all set up in her garage, so the weather won't be an issue.