We did it! Our very first yard sale was a success and a learning experience. People were showing up an hour before it started. And when our friend came to pick up Greta for a few hours while we played merchants, they took that as a sign we were ready for them. We were not! Apparently it is common around here to get to all the sales early–but, because we had people hovering over our stuff before we even had it all out, it took a lot longer to get it out because one of us had to stay outside to make sure no one stole anything–AND so that people wouldn’t mistake Chris’s bb gun we were selling for a real gun (talk about a hot item).
Every hour that passed, I would go around and mark down all the prices again (so, really the people at the tail end of the sale got the best bargains). Chris and I decided that we want the stuff gone more than we wanted loads of cash. I think this is an important decision to make before you start any yard/garage/moving sale: Do you want to make major moolah or do you want it all gone? Our mindset was we didn’t want to take most of these items with us in our move so we were REAL flexible on the price, and the larger and pricier items we would take with us if they didn’t sell. Lucky for us, we made out pretty well AND got rid of a lot of stuff. $922 pocketed and the rest of it went to the thrift store….Oh, and Chris’s beloved wardrobe came back inside with us. :)