Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. In case you're wondering, I had a FABULOUS yard sale. I set out with a goal of getting rid of some inventory and making a enough cash to offset the cost of my fall (design school) tuition. No sense paying, if I don't have to, right? I'm happy to report...
I accomplished both. Whoo-hoo!! Hard to believe that when I came home from work on Friday, I didn't have a single item taken out for the sale. Thanks to help from a friend/co-worker, we quickly pulled together a good amount of really nice things to get rid of.
I'm a big fan of organization at yard sales. I don't like for my customers to have to get on the ground or rummage through boxes, so I used skirt hangers to hang drapes, shams, pillow covers, etc. It just makes shopping so much more pleasurable.
I also try to group like items, this was my art/wall hangings area...
I figured most of my customers would be women (they were) so I threw in a few pieces of jewelry just for good measure. Needless to say at $1 each they bought almost every single item.
After the humidity burned off, it was a pretty nice day. It helped that I had good (and appropriate) reading material.
One of my favorite parts of the sale was socializing. Believe it or not, I have yard sales so frequently that I actually have repeat customers. This young lady stops by every year just before returning back to school at Appalachian State. When she first visited she was a freshman and purchased a really cute black and white damask floral print futon from me. This year, she's a junior and I hooked her up with some queen size sheets.
I was super excited to meet a couple of my Dwell by Cheryl followers. Tasha Renae (@_tasharenae_), one of my big time Instagram buddies and fellow blogger Shannon of Burlap and Lace. I had no idea she lived around the corner. And, can I just say that her blog is FAB. I spent the better part of Saturday evening reading posts on her site. Check out this awesome coffee table she recently got at an auction.
|Burlap and Lace|
And this tray is covered in duck tape! Yes, duck tape!!
|Burlap and Lace|
All in all, it was a great morning. Unfortunately, I did have a couple of items that didn't sell.
Like this great Pier 1 tea set (tray sold). It's still available if you're interested.
The bottom line; I would highly recommend having a yard sale. Why hold on to all of that stuff that you haven't used or want to replace? The sale did leave me with a couple of holes in my décor so you know what that means. : )
Have a great day!