I had a garage sale with a bunch of friends at my house in early May. It was pretty successful. We made over $900 combined! After the sale I donated some of the toys and books to a local teacher who was going to give them to needy students in the school where she worked. I gave some clothing and household items to my mom to give to her church that regularly sends items to Nicaragua for the needy. So I was left with items I felt stll had value and a chance of maybe selling online. Those items went back into my basement.
My sister was having a garage sale today and tomorrow, so I packed all of my leftovers up to the ceiling of my minivan (with back seats removed) to take to her house about 20+ minutes away. I set up shop. It was a very slow day, so we made about $140 between us (of course the big thunderstorm/hailstorm in the middle of the afternoon didn’t help business). I’ll probably be bringing back 80%+ of what I brought out to her house. I’m still trying to figure out why we didn’t do that well. I think the fact that she only advertised online and with a few street signs hurt our traffic.
Last weekend I got a flyer from some neighbors who want to have a neighborhood garage sale in 2 weeks. I’m seriously considering participating. I figure I can just leave the stuff in the garage when I bring it back home tomorrow. It won’t be that much work to set everything up for a sale. Am I crazy? Or just addicted to making that sale and the satisfaction of getting rid of things. What do you think?