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Bargain shoppers not deterred by cold, wind, and rain!

Despite the freezing cold and rain, we decided to go ahead with our yard sale today. I think it was a good decision judging by the fact that we've been crazily busy and barely able to keep up at times!

At any rate, I had planned to do some blogging during the "down times" of the sale. Problem is, "down time" has been non-existent–which I certainly don't have a problem with! 🙂

Once we wrap things up with the sale here, I'm hoping to have a chance to post. But until then, you'll know where I am… bundled up in the corner of the freezing cold garage taking money from all the folks who are eagerly buying our stuff!

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24 Comments

  • Brittany says:

    I completely know how you feel! I helped a lil with my in-laws garage sale last weekend and it was soo cold! Good luck with the sale 🙂

  • Lindsay Page says:

    oh I love garage sales! I go every saturday morning. Glad God blessed your sale with lots of buyers!

  • Shay B says:

    Glad to hear that your sale was hit regardless of the weather! Stay warm!

  • April S. says:

    I love yard and garage sales. This whole summer I really got into it big. I saved a lot of money on clothes for my kids. I helped my in-laws with their yard sale last Saturday and I understand be in the corner of the garage and being cold. Drank hot chocolate and wrapped up in a blanket. Good luck with your garage sale.

  • Carolyn says:

    Good luck with your sale. We had a sale once in June that was uncharacteristically cold, and we ended up pulling the space heater out of the sale and using it to warm the garage!

  • It’s always great to make lots of sales! This is such a chilly time of year for one, I hope you’re staying warm enough!

    ~ Jennifer

  • LANA says:

    Great! Did you make a substantial profit? I had a yard sale this summer and made $12.00;(

  • Carrie says:

    Forgive my nosiness, but I just cannot figure out how you guys have so much stuff to sell in a rummage sale. Seems like you rarely shop for consumer merchandise, you need your kids’ outgrown clothes since you’re planning a big family … Is it all stockpiles from CVS or what?

    *******************
    Money Saving Mom here: Great question, Carrie!

    I sold a small bit of our stockpile but not much this time since we just moved and I don’t have that much right now as I took a break from coupon shopping with morning sickness and moving. While we don’t buy that much stuff, we somehow seem to accumulate plenty somehow!

    We replaced some of our furniture (yay for CraigsList!) before the move, so that was some of the items we sold. I also went through all our clothes and pared down to what we really need or what was in good shape. The rest, I put in the sale.

    However, my biggest secret for having a successful yard sale when you don’t personally have lots and lots of stuff to sell: make it a group event! We asked around a few weeks before we moved and let others know we were planning to do this. So it’s become a multi-family sale rather than just a one-family sale–and that was a very good thing since we had so much traffic and so many eager buyers!

  • LeeAnn says:

    Yeah, we missed our subdivision’s Fall sale. So, now I have a ton of stuff to sell this Spring!

  • Karen says:

    I hope you do well! We had one last week and made $730! Our friends in our Dave Ramsey class couldn’t believe it! And we don’t miss ANY of the stuff we sold!

  • I absolutely love yard sales also! I usually have 2-4 per season and always have a great turn out! I buy from other yard sales and sell stuff on ebay. What I can’t get rid of…I turn around and sell it in the yard sales along with my stockpile items! There are so many items that you can get for free I usually donate most of them to church groups and sale what I don’t donate! I have some last minute (for me since I start buying at the beginning of the year) Christmas presents that are coming up, so I plan to have one more yard sale for the year! I have had great success with these tips! On the last day of your sale offer for buyers to “fill a bag” (Walmart etc) for a certain amount of money. I usually start them off at $5 and make my way down to $2 each towards the end of the day! If you really have stuff that you need to get rid of…this is the way to go! I also set up a free box for things like magazines and samples and this is always a hit! The more negotiable you are on your prices the second and third days the more money you will make and the more stuff you will get rid of! I wish you the best of luck! The multi-family sales are always a hit because there usually is really something for everyone (buyers) due to the variety of items from each family! Sounds like you are in a good sale spot too! Stay warm!

  • Erica says:

    Are you planning on posting pics of your new home? I would love to see!

    ~Erica

  • Oh man it is crummy and cold out today! I cant believe people are out ysing in this! Good for you though 🙂

  • Marie says:

    Cant say I know how you feel with the cold, its 90 degrees here in Arizona. Kind of hard to believe it cold be cold anywhere when its so darn hot here!

  • Cathy says:

    congrats! I can’t believe that you just moved, are pregnant, have two small children, AND just had a yard sale! LOL

    You are superwoman!

    CONGRATS! hope you are raking in the cash!

  • sandy says:

    I am in LA and it is darn hot. hehe. Thx Karen for your garage sale tip.

  • Lisa Hurst says:

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  • denise mcdannold says:

    I love garage sales but so much work

  • Pamela says:

    We are having one this weekend, also. We are in Florida and you would think it would be sunny…nope. Rained all night and it is still raining. So we moved into the garage. Not much traffic since we are in a pretty rural part of town, but God knows just who to bring. Blessings to you as you sell your stuff!! When we lived in Oregon, before moving to Florida, we had about 5 yard sales right before we moved. We did very well on each of them, so it is strange to not be doing as well here. Say, what state did you move to? God bless you as you settle back in at “home.” We sure miss our family back in Oregon!!

  • Candi says:

    I live up in the woods, away from the road, so yard sales don’t work for me. BUT, we have a drive in movie theater close, and every Sunday they have a flee market. It costs $15 to set up a stand. Every couple years we load everything into a trailer (usually takes 2 trips) and head to the flea market.

    Of course, I am at the flea market almost every weekend buying and not selling, hehe. If nothing else, it is just nice to get up early and take a slow stroll through it all.

  • Honey says:

    New Fri/Sat Walgreens coupon is here!!!!!

  • Jennifer Kaiser says:

    Yay for a good sale! So glad for you! Cold and rainy here in Iowa too. You’re a trooper!
    ~Jennifer K

  • Merideth says:

    I was just thinking about having one myself…but thought it was too late in the year to have one!! 😉 Once again…you’ve proven me wrong! Thanks for sharing your success with us!! 🙂

  • Donna says:

    I know what you mean! We just had a yard sale recently and it rained really hard, but it did not stop those die hard yard sale fans from coming out in the pouring rain. Iwas really surprised by the turn out that we did have. Good Luck!

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