- No matter how you slice it, garage sales are a lot of work, so take at least a few weeks to accumulate. No one seemed that lots of our items had dust from their 4-month stay in our garage as the sale was postponed week after week.
- Advertise. We ran an ad and pt signs on the larger intersection corners at the end of our street.
- Price it to go (“one” and “dollar” were the key operative words of the day)
- Turn the other cheek when you see someone stuffing the $1 purse with several $1 clothing items and pass it off as 1 item … I mean, really, who cares. Clearly the need is high if swiping from a cheap sale sits well.
- Have a couple dozen donuts on hand for the garage sale drag-alongs (husbands, kids, friends …) enduring the treasure hunt search for a great deal. (We gave them away)
- Make it easy on yourself and pre-arrange left-over pick-up.
We decided to opt for a Saturday sale, even though Fridays draw a bigger crowd. We had no high dollar items (furniture, electronics, antiques …). Let’s just say, it was a bunch of junk, lots of clothes, a ginormous box of stuffed animals, and knick-knacky things we have moved from house to house for 10 years. Thank goodness “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”
Wait … where did they go now?
Aren’t we doing this for them?
… so they can learn the value of hard work?
4-square in the neighbor’s drive … at least they’re including Jack.
(poor thing… he really is their dog.)
… lemonade and cookies for your captive audience.
… and the pimp hat.
Okay – so I can understand that one being passed over.
So, at the end of it all, I’m hoping at least a few lessons were learned … and that a few years pass before we decide to garage sell again.