We had our first yard sale this past weekend. The verdict? Success! And here’s the key: Have lots of help and have lots of fun. That’s my advice — even though I’ve only had one yard sale. I dithered back and forth about doing it but when my two daughters said they’d help when I offered them a a 50/50 split of the profits — anything to get their junk out of the house! — we were on. And I’m here to tell you that you cannot do yard sales alone. Do not even try it. Everybody — children, in-laws, parents, friends — lent advice and (literally) helping hands. Plus, we all had fun. Made it a party, even. Might as well. Read more in my past two weekly newspaper columns for the TimesDaily: http://www.timesdaily.com/article/20090710/ARTICLES/907105000 and http://www.timesdaily.com/article/20090717/ARTICLES/907175001
We would’ve helped anyway!…the profits just sweetened the deal 🙂
I await the follow up on your bathroom!! 🙂
Yard sales can only be fun when you have alot of helping hands. I am glad you had them. How’s Capt. Adorable these days?
I was stunned at how well this effort went. Given who was involved, though, I shouldn’t have been surprised at all.
So you paid them to have fun. Nice work girls!
They certainly look like they are having fun.
I always drag my parents into doing yard sales with me! I tell them, “It’ll be a great time for you to catch up with the kids!” They fall for it every time!
My mom did this once and I got to “help”. LOL. There was no payment but I could NOT believe how much money we made. And she could not believe I kept saying “WAIT, I didn’t say you could sell this…”
Next time, you all should all come and we’ll have a great bloggy yard sale — with cookies and iced tea for all!