I have had several of you ask about how my sisternlaw and I did out yard sale. As you can see in the sie bar we made quite alot of money doing it. It was fun also.
How we did it last time and how we are going to do our upcoming yard sale (Maybe in about a month) will be just a TAD bit different as we NOW KNOW how WELL things went!
We had NO IDEA how well it would turn out. Who knew that people would buy your stockpile items for a cheap price????? :D
Well there was two of for starters so most of you Im sure will have a bit easier time when it comes to sorting everything becuase it will be just you.
And since we had ALOT of the same thing, um yah we shop the same stores the same sales.....
So I had (since I was the one with the free time) gone and put a sticker with my intials on all my items so we could figure out what was being sold and who got the money.
As for pricing, we both didnt want to sit down and price hundreds of items... I DONT have THAT much free time. LOL
So we figured HEY lets make boxes up and label them 50Cents unless marked! We marked a few items that we knew we for SURE wanted more then .50 for. But it was about a box full itself, so not to bad.
And from there we went. We had one lady offer us money for the whole lot of it when she arrived and started piling things up for herself. But we were SO glad we didnt do that becuase we made MUCH more money than we would of if we would of just outright given it to her for a set price. :-D You say but you spent all day out there doing it you could of saved time. Ack thats no fun!!! :-D
So this time how do we plan to do different? We plan to mark our prices up. Yah sure for the dozens of tubes of tooth paste it will be 50 cents but alot of stuff they way people where buying it up is worth MORE! :-D
Our plan is to buy color stickers and stick each one with it. And according to the sticker is the price. And have a poster with all the prices. Not hard!!
I think we will plan to price things about 2/3's of their price. The way things went last time I am sure we will sell out before noon to. :-D
I am looking forward to our next sale. I have been going thru closets and other stuff getting rid of more things I never wear or use! Makes for a cleaner house for sure.
Have you had a great yard sale in the last few months? Tell us how you did it! We would love to hear your ideas.