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"Yard Sale Recap"

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
Wow! You can check out her blog HERE. Sorry, I digress.

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!

5 Comments - Click here to join the conversation!:

Dwellings by DeVore said... Reply To This Comment

Glad it was a success! I need to have one to clean out my stuff and make room for more! ;)

Dwell by Cheryl said... Reply To This Comment

If you do, PLEASE let me know!

Shannon said... Reply To This Comment

It was so nice to meet you! And thank you so much for the shout out! I had no idea that you lived around the corner (literally, it was less than 10 mins) from me! I'll definitely come to the next sale!

Dwell by Cheryl said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome meeting you too Shannon!

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Do you still have the pink paisley wall art shown on one of the above pics?

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