Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Gagrage Sale

Having a garage sale is not my favorite thing, but it actually went well. We did No planning, other than having the stuff pulled from all corners of our home the week before. I even forgot to make sure I had enough singles and change on hand, but that didn't effect it one bit.

One tip- we did have it on the 1st weekend of the month. A friend had told me that's the best time to have one.
Also we don't have any thru traffic so you would think paying for an add would help? NO, it doesn't seem to matter in our case. A good sale here is $75 or so. It almost makes it not worth having. So we have a secret weapon.... Our Chickadees!

They make crazy, colorful signs and Superman puts them up everywhere. Then the Chickadees stand down at the end of our block wearing lampshades and other crazy attire to bring the customers in. (another reasons to have lots of children-heehee)

In the end we got rid of a lot of stuff, doubled our usual take, donated to our church sale, stocked some of our pantry and the Chickadees had a Sonic Supper after all their hard work!

After all that:

We've got sickies in the house........another great reason for wearing a modest length skirt.... perfect burp bowl if you can't make it to the bathroom.......denim is best.....i'm just say'in...

Have a great day!



Funchaosx4 said...

Congrats on the garage sale earnings! I too never seem to make much at my garage sales, definitely NOT my favorite activity! But, at least you got rid of some stuff...Yeah! Sorry to hear about the sickies. Praying all feel better soon!

Suzanne said...

I never seem to make more than $75 at my sales, either. If I make $100 I'm totally thrilled. The last one I had, I only made $20 after paying for an ad. I'm doing one this weekend and I only put free ads up, so we'll see...