Monday, October 13, 2008

Garage Sale Success!

Had a large multi-family garage sale last weekend at a friend's house. We took two truck loads over Friday night to set up in their garage. Before we left, our friend Jason (the host of the event), challenged us to go home, time ourselves and each put 20 more items in the back of the truck and come back at 6:30am with another FULL truck load.

We did it! Just when you think you've put everything you want to get rid of in a garage sale pile, there's always more you don't need and should add to the pile. Above, Tom is putting Riley, asleep, in the truck at 6:30am.

We sold our stereo for $3. To advertise, Jason had to pump the tunes...at 7am...mind you.

The Garage Sale Guru

My mom sent me a box of things to add to our garage sale. The items in the box happened to be my old ski gear...SCREAMING 80's. Hot pink ski goggles, leather fanny packs, turquoise gloves, white acrylic knit head bands...oh yeah. Bringing anyone back?

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Tom had to "advertise" the ski gear too...funny thing is, Tom and Jason loved the practicality of the fanny pack...an easy and secure way to hold your money on you. Above, Tom, April, and Bethany exchanging money.

Kiddos at the sale.
Almost done....we went from a full drive way and almost no walking area in the grass to this. We had non-stop traffic. We advertised for the garage sale starting at 7:30am and as usual....people were there at 7am, ready to give us quarters for our unwanted goods. Overall, it was a success. We cleaned up at 2pm and only had a few bags of children's clothes and FREE stuff that went straight to a thrift store.

4 comments:

Ron Alexander said...
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April said...

This was so much fun! Do you mind if I borrow the pic of the 3 of us for my blog?

TnT said...

go for it april...copy and paste away!!!

April said...

Thanks Tracy!