Thanks in advance for even reading my ramblings.
I've just started frequenting this part of MDC & I've learned so, so, so very much from y'all...
I need to seriously declutter my disgustingly cluttered home. I know that & I've started. DH & I are also making a VERY concerted effort to seriously reduce our very irresponsible debt.
So, I want to have a huge yard sale. But, I have never had a good one. Once, the only thing people wanted was my change bowl.
Does anyone have a checklist/planner/to-do list/site for planning a good yard sale? Gimmicks? Did anyone ever sell drinks or anything, too? I don't know where to start! I realize that a yard sale isn't going to make me rich (as if!) but it seems to help with both of our goals - decluttering and finding extra money anywhere.
Would it be better if I organized a street-wide sale? Another lady on the street used to do this. Everyone paid $1 or $2 towards the advertisements, signs, etc. BUT - she got totally POed because some people said they didn't want to do it, but "conveniently" scheduled their own, independent yard sales for the same day. (Nice, eh?) Honestly, that wouldn't bother me. If I'm going to have a big yard sale, I'm going to advertise anyway. KWIM? I am weird and love to organize "events," so it would actually be fun for me. I'm just wondering if that competition will "hurt" my business or if it would "help" because people are drawn to multiple house sales. (???)
Anything else I should think of? I've heard holiday weekends aren't the best, but our street sales were on the 4th of July weekend in the past.