2 May 2017, wee hours...
I mentioned in an earlier post that I no longer advertise in the classifieds when I hold a yard sale -- it isn't cost effective. I also mentioned that there were some other things I considered important to a successful yard sale. At last, here they are.
The idea is to be as professional as possible and to make people want to shop, tell their friends, and maybe even come back later in the day.
Having said all this, I will confess that I don't have enough tables for my sale this week. So, some stuff is going to be in boxes and some is going to be on the driveway. I have so much more stuff than I expected...
A good and worthwhile yard sale takes some planning and work. But, depending on how much stuff you've accumulated, a yard sale can be very profitable. (My personal best if $500.) It's a good way to purge and avoid being a candidate for the next episode of Hoarders. It can even be fun.
For the final rule, if you are serious about purging, anything that doesn't sell gets boxed up and taken to the nearest charity thrift store donation site.
Deborah K Smith, PhD
As a self-proclaimed mixed media artist and creative professional, I am in my 3rd career, having spent 15 years as a software developer and another 15 as a university professor. My first love and my most demanding one has always been creating whether it be a drawing, a bit of crocheted lace, a cloth doll, a piece of software, a PhD dissertation, or a piece of digital art. I simply LOVE to make things and I see make and make-over opportunities everywhere. My only regret is that there is no possible way that I can live long enough to make all of the things I see in my mind.