My youngest daughter decided to have a garage sale and I suggested she have it here, as it was more central. A friend of hers also had a lot of stuff to get rid of, I rummaged around and found things to add and Jane had a few bits and pieces as well. All in all, we had a pretty good lot of things for people to browse through.
The ad was in the paper for a 6 am start on Saturday morning. We were up until 11 pm Friday night setting up trestles, putting everything on display to best advantage and pricing. None of us slept particularly well, fearing we'd sleep in. However, I was awake at four...had set the alarm for five...you'd think I'd go back to sleep, but no. At 4.30 am I got up and had a shower then put coffee on while my daughter used the bathroom (she stayed overnight...I wasn't going to be the only bunny at 6.00 am, staving off the hordes). It was a trifle chilly, being 01 May and all, but not too bad.
People came and went. Some bought something, some didn't. However, it wasn't particularly busy and I couldn't understand why...then the light went on. Long weekend equals people away and winter Saturday morning equals kids' sports. We really must learn to plan things better...
Anyway, we sold a little but between the four of us, we didn't make $300, which was disappointing.
A couple of browers.
Anyone want a camp bed, a tv or an ornamental fish to hang on the wall? No? How about an underbed storage container?
Have a cupcake...they're only $2 each and are delicious!
How about a book? Recipe books, craft magazines, children's reading, fiction...even a Macquarie Dictionary (I've got an Australian Oxford).
Pretty containers for the kitchen, vintage trios or some craft items.
A small selection of the clothes and bags we had.
We started packing up at about 11.30 and tallied up our takings. I made the grand total of $35, Jane made $10 but spent $33! My daughter did the best...she made over $100.
I was exhausted after that little lot and only three and a half hours' sleep and decided that's the last time I have a garage sale here. I'll either take stuff to the op shop or see if I can flick them on Ebay.