Yard Sales

Yard sales

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

9 thoughts on “Yard Sales

  1. 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?

  2. I was stunned at how well this effort went. Given who was involved, though, I shouldn’t have been surprised at all.

  3. 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!

  4. 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…”

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