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Prepping for the Yard Sale

May 22nd, 2008 at 08:09 pm

Preparing for this upcoming Yard Sale is exhausting!

I put some of the bigger ticket items (air conditioner, microwave, glassware, curtains, etc) on Craig's List. I've had a number of emails, but only one sale: a bicycle for $125.

I don't know what my goal for the Yard Sale is-- I guess if I make $100 and get rid of stuff I'll be happy. Whatever doesn't sell on Saturday is going to Goodwill on Sunday!

Sidestream Income:
$2868.93 old total
$125.00 sold bike

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TOTAL: $2993.93

I've also been thinning out my pantry in preparation for the move. Tonight I had the Thanksgiving perennial 'Green Bean Casserole' for dinner so I could use up 2 bags of frozen green beans and a can of mushroom soup!! Not exactly a springtime dish, but hey- that's the beauty of cooking for one.. there's no one to complain!

3 Responses to “Prepping for the Yard Sale”

  1. Carolina Bound Says:

    I'm going to have a yard sale in a few weeks, but haven't really started getting ready yet -- aside from buying some tags and labels. Guess I'd better get on that! I hope to make about $100, too.

  2. scfr Says:

    Good luck with the sale!
    When I had my pre-move garage sale, I had the same goal as you, just to get rid of as much as possible. The less stuff to move, the lower the moving costs.

    The following strategies helped me.

    - 1/2 way through day 2 of the 2-day sale, I started selling "buy one get one free."

    - When there was 1 hour to go, I brought out a bunch of plastic grocery bags and told people they could fill a bag (as much as they could cram in) for a buck. That was a huge last-minute boost at a time when sales normally would have been dropping off.

  3. threebeansalad Says:

    Great ideas, thanks! I'm all giddy with anticipation this morning. LET THE SALE BEGIN!!!

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