Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Garage Sale Results

So, I'm sure you're all on pins and needles waiting to find out how my garage sale went. ;) Your wait is over, I'll tell you. I think that it was fairly successful. All our big items sold and I'd say about half of the clothes sold. The traffic was thick and people were buying so quickly that I didn't even have time to notice (or mourn) which little outfits were leaving.

The sale was supposed to start at 8 am, so at 7:30 I opened my garage to pull the tables out to the yard. Instantly there was a flock of people IN my garage, asking to buy things that weren't for sale. It was the craziest thing. I mean seriously, if you saw someone tyring to pull tables and items out onto the driveway, wouldn't you get that sale wasn't happening inside? So strange, but we eventually got all the stuff (and people) out of the garage and all was well.
It was FREEZING!! We had to wear our winter coats (and yes, we saw snow) and after a couple hours I resorted to pulling the space heater into the garage to stand next to. Regardless of the cold, the buyers were out. The rice crispy treats sold like hot cakes. I had no idea food sold so well, and only made one pan of treats for my girls to sell. Apparently around the corner, our neighbors had popcorn and hot dogs going. This thing is like a flippin' carnival I tell ya. When the day was said and done, we had almost $200 in our pockets. Now THAT was fun! It was a lot of work and a bit emotional, but in the end, I'm glad we did it.

8 comments:

Deanna said...

LOL! I love the carnival feeling. :)

We totally missed out this year on swinging by, but looks like you guys had a total blast!

Lee Ann said...

Love that picture. Around here we garage sale in the rain :) And yes, it's totally normal (or not normal depending on how you look at it) for all the early birds to show up. Glad you did well!

Natalie and Quin said...

Yea! Now you have some money, you can come see us!!!

Sherrie said...

I meant to come by, but forgot! Glad it was a success. I think it's a fab idea by the way to do it as a whole neighborhood, seriously fab.

becky ward said...

oh my heck! you forgot to tell me about the people raiding your garage. ROTFL! that is so hilarious! glad you guys made out so well.

ps your lost post is TORTURE for me. i haven't really watched this season but plan on catching up. should i read it...or should i not!?

WishTrish said...

Hooray, you did it!

And now I see the LOST post coming up. Not gonna read it. Nope. If I can control my caloric intake, I can control my viewing of spoilers. Yes, Yes, I will. Try. Hard.

Tonya said...

Yeah you did it! It is so funny to me to see people having a garage sale wearing coats. I can honestly say I don't ever remember seeing that! Have fun with your earnings!

LouandAngela said...

Congratulations! Glad it was a success!