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Yay! It's garage sale weekend! Anyone else in?<br><br>
I'm having one with a friend with a primary goal of getting rid of stuff- secondary goal of making some money to build our new fence and playfort!<br><br>
I have a whole shed just stuffed with all kinds of stuff, working to get some of it priced and organized today, but mostly am just going to wing it!<br>
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Good luck!! I'm not quite yet ready to have ours, but I bought some cheap price-stickers today so I can price as I'm filling the boxes for the yard sale, so that's a start <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> Last time I was pricing as FIL and DH were putting things out and it was just crazy.<br>
I think we're going to have ours early May.
 

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How did the sale go? We are having a block sale next weekend and I cant wait to get all of this stuff out of here (any maybe pay for some of the coops I joined<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">)
 

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Ours is next weekend, but I'll be getting it ready this weekend. Tomorrow DH is helping me clean out the garage so we can set everything up. IT's a 2-for-1 deal - we sell stuff (declutter AND make some money) AND we clean up the garage! I've borrowed card tables from family, so we should be good to go!<br><br>
Good luck with your sale!
 

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I wish! We still have snow melting from last weekend's Nor'easter. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
I've been collecting stuff for a garage sale all year. Next month is the town-wide garage sale in my mom's village, so I'm gonna haul everything over there and set up. We live on a narrow private road that's not in town, so my last garage sale (I worked REALLY hard on it, too - and I had loads of good, saleable stuff) was a complete flop. Most people just don't want to be bothered with coming down here, trying to find a place to park/turn around, etc. My only successful sale was a two-family sale that we paid good $$$ to advertise (which really cut into the profits, but I did get rid of a ton of stuff).<br><br>
I also have a huge box of stuff collected to donate to our church's annual garage sale (also next month). So hopefully, before the weather gets too hot, I can clean/organize the attic again when all that stuff is outta there.<br><br>
There is a <a href="http://mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=535641" target="_blank">really good thread</a> in this forum with tips for a successful garage sale.
 

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We did really well! I made about $300 today! My friend wanted to close down at 2 when things had been slow briefly, I wish we had been open later, we had a dozen people stop still in the next half hour as we packed up, but hopefully they'll be back tomorrow. She only ended up with about $8 after paying the sitter... oops... but I had 5 times the amount of stuff that she had... so maybe tomorrow will go better. I am completely red and roasted since I didn't think to put on suncreen, farmers tan too. I'm temped to put on a tank top tomorrow, sunscreen on the burnt part and burn my shoulders equally lol so I dont look so goofy. Looking forward to tomorrow, hoping for another $100
 

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I'm having one very soon, with a few friends, and am very much looking forward to it!<br><br>
Only a few issues. One friend has already dropped her stuff off in my garage. I looked around a little. Man! I want her stuff! I smell problem. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
But good news -- a few friends have "pre-shopped" (as in, just took some stuff -- no money changed hands) which means my kids didn't see those things disappear. Works for me! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Thanks, Spero, I was going to search for that thread.
 

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We will have one in May, mostly likely mid month. I priced and packed 3 boxes today and tomorrow and hitting the basement.<br><br>
Hurray!
 

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Well, made about $70 more today <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> There is much less in the shed, but still too much! My friend also left some of her things since we plan to do it again in about 2 months. I know I have a TON more stuff that needs to go! We'd just run out of staging area for our decluttering since the shed was too full lol. Next time I want to open up at 7am on Saturday if we can though and stay open much later. I'd like to get a few more tables- my baby clothes on a blanket got much less attention that my friend's did folded on a table, but there was no room for mine. Things will be much easier to set up next time too now that the clothes are all on hangers, books in boxes together, etc etc. We won't have to spend so much time categorizing things.<br><br>
Now just to clean up the house- my friend's son made messes yesterday, and I haven't even cleaned up from Friday's lunch dishes since I had MNO on Friday night then did garage sale all day yesterday and today... and have a new daycare kid starting in the morning and an interview for another family in the evening...eeks<br>
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Ours is May 12th and its an entire neighborhood one.<br><br>
We spent all weekend going through things in our basement and garage. I'm so excited because we have a ton of stuff we are clearing out for the sale. My DH won't be able to put his car in the garage until the sale because the boxes are so high.<br><br>
We're getting rid of stuff from 3 moves ago!
 

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Good thread! And wow, $300...I've never made that much, and I've done a lot of yard sales! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I'm hoping this one goes better...we've having it because of my serious decluttering over the past few months and we're going to be moving this summer. So...I figure I just want EVERYTHING to sell...I don't care how little it goes for, because I would have been donating it all for free anyway, so if I can get something from it, great! Even if it's .10, that's .10 more than I would have had for just dropping it off!<br><br>
Anyway, we're still a few weeks away from ours but I'm pricing the stuff as I find it. Hopefully that'll make things much simpler.
 

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oh yeah, and we're going all-out on our signs! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> The most successful sale we've had in the past was the one where we made totally cute, unique signs...and we got complements on them from sooo many people, some said they only came because of the signs! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Ours is next weekend. Question for you:<br><br>
How do you display clothing for sale? Should we try to hang as much as possible?<br><br>
Sorry to hijack w/a question -- but hopefully everyone can benefit <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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Yes, hang up as much as possible!!!! People won't generally pick through boxes or piles of clothing (I'm an exception to that rule, though - I wade through EVERYHTING! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> ), even if it's good stuff.<br><br>
String a clothesline between two trees or along a porch railing, hang stuff on a swingset (we used to have a set w/monkeybars and it worked great), or invest in a collapsible/freestanding hanging rack (bonus - you can use it in storage for the family's off-season clothes). Get the clothes up and visible!<br><br>
If you have linens, tablecloths, or bedspreads, use a big wooden drying rack to display them.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yes, hang up as much as possible!!!! People won't generally pick through boxes or piles of clothing (I'm an exception to that rule, though - I wade through EVERYHTING! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> ), even if it's good stuff.<br><br>
String a clothesline between two trees or along a porch railing, hang stuff on a swingset (we used to have a set w/monkeybars and it worked great), or invest in a collapsible/freestanding hanging rack (bonus - you can use it in storage for the family's off-season clothes). Get the clothes up and visible!<br><br>
If you have linens, tablecloths, or bedspreads, use a big wooden drying rack to display them.</div>
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thanks, we'll see what we can rig up <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 
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