Yard Sale Madness…

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It’s been years since I’ve had a yard sale.  Our house is in a cul-de-sac in the back of the neighborhood so we don’t live in the best location.  I knew if I was going to have a sale that it would have to be elsewhere.  I talked my sweet friend who lives in a great location to let me have a yard sale at her house.  I’m not really sure if she knew what she was getting herself into.
Our husbands set off at 7:00 a.m. to put out the signs while we pulled everything out of the garage (we had set most everything up on tables the night before).  Within a few minutes the customers started rolling in!!!  I didn’t get to take a picture of my stockpile items before we started because they were in boxes on the tables and the customers started rolling in before I could unpack them.  This was taken when I got most of it out of the boxes (after the first big rush).
I made a total of $542.25.  I’d say about $100 of that was miscellaneous household items and the rest was stockpile items.  I’m so excited to add this to my kitchen redecorating fund!!!
Here’s what I priced stuff as:
Trial size items – $.50

Rolaids – $.50

Deodorant – $1

Dental care – $1

Cleaning Supplies – $1

Shampoo – $1-$2

Medicine – $1-$2

Body Wash – $1-$2

Razors – $4

Diabetes Monitors – $4
There were more items but at the moment I can’t remember what they were.
Here are a few tips for hosting a yard sale.
1. Location, location, location
2. Have great signs so people know how to find you.  (Trent took care of ours and they looked great)
2. Be organized – Nobody wants to have to dig through boxes so make sure your items look nice and neat. If you see an open spot on your table move items around to fill the hole.
3. Have bags – We all have a stash from our grocery runs so make it easier for your customers.
4. Be negotiable – Everyone’s looking for a good deal so give them one while getting rid of your treasures.
Trent thinks we had over 200 people come through our sale.  We were packed up and headed out of there by 1:30 p.m.; not to shabby for 6 1/2 hours of work.  Special thanks to my friend, Glenda, who let hosted the yard sale at her house and my precious husband who took the day off work to be our cashier.
If you’ve stopped by from my yard sale flyer, head over here to get started couponing.
Thrifty T


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