Yard Sale Day

Posted by Kathy Torrence on Sep 21, 2008 in Yardsale Finds |

Yesterday we held the annual Torrence Family Yard Sale.  We try to coordinate our yard sale with Pitman’s Fall Craft Show every year to maximize the number of shoppers (we’re not the only ones in town to use this philosophy – there were a LOT of yard sales yesterday).

What a TON of work!

I’m trying to decide if it was worth all that effort to lug all our old, unwanted stuff out of the attic/basement/back of the closets in order to haul it outside into our driveway at the crack of dawn (yard-salers arrive as early as 6am in Pitman) and sit there until noon while complete strangers (and some nosy neighbors) come to your home and judge you by the quality of the items you are offering for sale (I felt like saying, if it was GOOD stuff, I’d be keeping it for myself!).

At the end of the day, we made a profit equivalent to what I could earn working at my job for a little less than 3 hours.  And my job does not require hauling heavy boxes and large pieces of furniture up and down narrow stairways and out onto my lawn for strangers to peruse.

The good news is that after selling some stuff, donating some stuff to charity, and leaving some other stuff out at the curb (after shlepping everything outside, I was not about to carry anything back inside!) our basement and shed are now practically empty.

The attic…now that’s another story.  But another yard sale?  Not anytime soon…

1 Comment

Grage Sale Guru
Sep 21, 2008 at 11:49 pm

Sounds like it went well. While you are filling up your practically empty basement and shed it may serve you well to start an online garage sale. I use a FREE online garage sale and keep things listed until they sell. I often have valuable left over items from my Yard sale and post them online until the buyers find them.

Good luck

Oh yea, I use GarageSaleHomePage.com


 

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