Friday, May 14, 2010

1st Day Down...Yard Sale Success

My 1st day of my yard sale was a great success!!

How do I define success with a yard sale?

First of all, there was NO rain like was forecasted.  Thank you for your prayers and thank you, Lord.

We had lots and lots of people here shopping most all day.

All three families participating in this sale, have sold a lot of stuff.  I have sold so much of my stuff already.  Hooray!!!

I got to spend time with one of my very best friends and of course, with my family.

Now, we move on to tomorrow's sale.

I'm still praying for no rain tomorrow, but am so thankful for the day today.

Thanks again, friends, for your advice and for your prayers for the weather.  You are all incredible ladies!



We had several tables, but also displayed things on our ping pong table. 

Make sure to display all of your items very well so people can see things easier.  Remember, people will buy more if things are pleasing to look at and easy to get to.





I own clothing racks because of a children's consignment sale that I have.  I love being able to hang clothes on a rack and not have them laying on a table.  Again, it just seems easier for people to look through them.

I price each item I have for sale.  I don't like to have to come up with a price off the cuff.  I am also flexible with my pricing.  I DO NOT want to bring things back inside once they are out.  What doesn't sale, gets donated.



Faith had her own little business going. 

 People are so generous amd kind with children and their lemonade stands.  She made a pretty good little amount of money and was so excited.

Let me know if you have any questions about hosting a yard sale, as I have had many.  I am no expert, but I have had a lot of them so I know a little.
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9 comments:

raggygirlvintage said...

So glad the weather held for you! I never seem to make money at garage sales, so much work and not much return!! Kids always love it though...
Tracey

Casual (dash) Cottage said...

congrats on your first day of the sale...
way to go Faith for selling some lemonade!

Melissa Miller said...

I wish I could shop here Amy! Precious
lemonade seller too. :)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

If I lived closer I would be at your garage sale bright and early! And I just would not be able to resist a glass of lemonade from that little business women!
Yvonne

Heidi said...

I want to snatch up a few of those frames! Hope you have a great sale tomorrow!

Katie said...

I think putting that art out front probably helped get a lot of people to stop. I know I would have!

Kolein said...

Yeah!!!!!!! So glad the sale was fun and a success! Love the photo of the lemonade seller!!! Her sign is precious! Hope today was superb for you all!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Hi Amy!
I'm so glad you had a good sale! I would definitely come by and spend a ton of loot if I were anywhere close by. :-)

Thanks so much for your visit and for your thoughts on my cubby post, I always love to hear what you have to say.

Have a wonderful day!
Anne

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Your yard sale looks very nice! My favorites are church yard sales and I went to one this weekend. They also had a fabulous bake goods table and I bought a cream cheese carrot cake...yummo. The other yard sale I went to was Relay for Life and they didn't price anything. They said to just donate what you felt like paying. Well...of course people always pay more than if the items had a price on it. I found a pac n play for my visiting grand baby that I was thrilled with. Hope your Saturday was just as successful as Friday was. Have a super great week.xoxo