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Yard sale

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Up at 6, showered and started putting things out at 6:30. First buyers arrived before 7. Bev arrived around 7:30 with her stuff and we were busy off and on until 2. Heated up left-over shepherd's pie, put out home-made coleslaw and grape tomatoes. Apple cider, which tasted really good. Called it a day at 3 and went for ice creams (small, but believe me, we deserved them).

Bev packed up her left-overs, we sorted out donations for hospital store and for diabetes society. Some things back in the house, donations in the garage until we can take them down. "Antiques" separate until we can take them around to several places for quotes. Put away tablecloths, took tables (big,heavy) apart and stored back in garage and garden shed. Two bins of Siobhan's left-overs to combined into one for her to take home or donate.

6:30 pm, 12 hours after we started, and we're taking a break before thinking about supper.
Three people, $300 total income, 12 hours each... not even minimum wage, but we had fun, talked to lots of interesting people, and emptied 4 large bins, so all in all, a productive day.

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    My cousin's father in-law was moving into a retirement home after almost 50 years in same house. I helped prepare house for resale and we held a yard sale last summer. It is a tiring day, but nice to see items go to other people. I brought a car load to the sale too. Afterwards, we took everything left to the thrift shop for donation. It is a lot of work for little pay but by reducing my clutter, it was worth it.
    1293 days ago
    BRILLIANT! emoticon
    When we moved last October I had no less than 12 bags of goods for the local charity shop- DH didn't fancy a sale outside ours.
    At least it went to a good cause!
    1293 days ago
    GREAT job. I would do one but DH is just about adamant no Yard sales at the house. I might just ask him to go elsewhere fro the day so I can get rid of some items and get a few dollars for it. Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon
    1293 days ago
    How good and how brave of you to do a yard sale. Did it once a few years ago... wait a minute... it was probably close to 20 years ago... Swore I would never do ti again. I swear if I had had some stuff marked "for free" they would have tried to talk me into paying them to take it away. But maybe if I only had a bin or two of things and could sit with a couple of friends and have a great day with them and maybe even sell some of the stuff out of the bins... I guess I would be willing to give it one more try.
    An ice cream treat for a long day of work sounds really good. With an incentive like that I probably would be chomping at the bit to do a yard sale, once again.
    Hugs Audra
    1294 days ago
    wow I am impressed! Yard sales are a LOT of work. Good job! It is always nice to prune out possessions.
    1294 days ago
    Sounds like a busy, productive day. Bet you won't have trouble going to sleep tonight.
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