Boy am I tired! Between the garage sale and our nephew staying the weekend, I am exhausted. Riley and Auggie get up early anyway, but I was up at 5:30 ready to start the garage sale.
I had talked to our next door neighbor and she had told me that people come around on Friday nights for a preview. But it's not advertised. I didn't really think anything of it until I got home yesterday and our other neighbor down the street was open for business. Crap! So I called Jeff up from the basement and we set up shop from about 5-8. We had a lot of people coming through too. So we made about $100 last night and then decided we need to sweep the house again for more stuff.
We set up shop with 4 tables and then the big items out front. We put Kermit front and center and he drew in lots of business. Most people were looking for baby things and video games which we had neither of. But we were able to get rid of 2 TV's, a VCR, a jumbo computer monitor, 4 laundry hampers, place mats galore and lots of random stuff that was around the house.
We packed up shop around noon and we went from 4 tables of stuff down to 1 small table. Whoo hoo! We had some big ticket items left over, so I got those posted on Craigslist tonight and hopefully we'll have those gone shortly.
For our first garage sale, we made $400 - which I don't think is too shabby b/c it's stuff you never intended on getting a return on your investment.
Now I have to go out and find a lamp for our bedroom. I sold the lamp - so now we're lightless for an evening. I was just so tired from the day I laid on the couch all afternoon - utterly useless.
On tap tonight is Cardinals baseball and a little shopping tomorrow for home items.
I'm thinking HomeGoods. Any other suggestions?