Nailed it! We got rid of so much stuff on Saturday at our yard sale! I wish I had taken a before picture of our shed and of our sale so you could have gotten an idea of how much stuff we had. This shot was taken 3 hours into it, after our morning rush.
Here's a tip. Besides putting big man items up front (like our two grills), putting a sold (joke) sign on your car helps attract attention, too! The wives had an easier time convincing the husbands to stop. Brandon would tell everyone that the price of the sold car was indicative of the amazing deals they could find here.
|sold for $150!|
I DID sell one of my bad strip job Windsor chairs out of 4 that I ruined last summer (Photographic evidence here). I was shooting for $5 or FREE for all four just to get them OUT since I had no bites on Craigslist for months. I was more than pleased to get $5 for one. I'm shocked someone wanted it. The other three were leftovers that I gave away when one of the ladies came back to pick up the sold table. Finally! Our shed is half cleared out! The other half is holding our baby stuff, camping stuff and other shed-approved items.
At 1:15pm we loaded the car with the few remaining items and dropped them off at Goodwill after a failed attempt at St. Vincent de Paul. Good riddance to all that stuff!
We do however have one leftover to deal with...
See that mattress? Oh, let me tell you the story...
That's Maria's mattress. It had gone to a free-for-4-weeks storage unit when she moved to her new place. Now the deadline was coming up on the freebie and it had to go. At 8:30pm on Friday night after dinner, Tommy and I suggested that she rent the $19.99 for 75 min truck from Home Depot and try to get rid of it at the garage sale. Off we flew to Home Depot and she managed to get the paperwork done with exactly 75 min left 'til closing time. She and Brandon peeled off to the storage unit with us behind them. We pulled into the unit (with us tailgating praying the HUGE gate wouldn't slam down on us) with 10 minutes to go until the gate would lock us in there. And we did NOT want to get locked in there because... there are people living in the units! Brandon warned us, but I was still pretty much freaked out to see a black arm reaching out to close the door across from Maria's unit when we showed up. Needless to say that was the fastest mattress-snatching and peeling-out of a place I've ever experienced. It was so comical, especially with the racket of a beeping noise the truck was making whenever it was reversing, and us running with the mattress down the hall into the elevator and out through the gate before getting locked up with the crazies, Walking Dead style. Oh yes. It all happened. We all hot-rodded to our place (25 min drive), the mattress flew out of the truck onto our lawn, and then Maria & Brandon hot-rodded back to Home Depot to drop off the truck just at the deadline. Phew!
We all tried our best sales skills at getting rid of that mattress, but to no avail. (BOGO anyone?) I hope Freecycle saves us, or else... what DO we do with it? You can't donate mattresses, and you get charged a pick-up fee by the trash collectors. I guess the mattress saga continues.
But then again, we're a few coins, dollars, and a gangster experience richer after all!