Sunday, June 30, 2013

Our first garage sale

Julie and our neighbor Sally decided they would have a multi-family garage sale.  By the time they were done, Loris and another neighbor Julie had joined in. They advertised it well and put signs everywhere.  I was pleasantly surprised at the number of people who came by.  After all, we don't live on the way to anything else.  There is no such thing as "drive by business" where we live.
By the time we were done, Julie and I had sold about $700 worth of stuff and more importantly, got rid of some of the things that had been sitting around gathering dust.  It also prompted me to list about five other things on either eBay or Craigslist.  Cleaning house and making money!

We were lucky with nice weather, although it was getting quite hot near the end.  They decided to run it from 8:00-1:00.  No matter how consistently you say that, people will start showing up at 7:00.  By noon, the traffic stopped almost completely, so we called it quits a little early.

Thanks to Julie and Sally for their hard work.  Thanks to Bill and Loris Benson for the use of their tables.  I'm not sure how you do this without a good set of tables.

Just the same, I will be quite happy if we don't have to do this again for a long while.
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