The yard sale is over. It was so much
work fun! Katie and Mark were on the road by 6:00 AM Saturday (Charlotte spent the night with me, so they wouldn't have to wake her up). They hung the all important signs and picked up ice for the (very popular) "free bottle of water with purchase". Everything was sorted out into boxes and baskets Friday night. That made it so much easier to set up the yard sale Saturday morning. Here's a look at some of my front yard.
We set up in "departments" and the final product looked like an outdoor thrift store.
Below is a peek at part of the toy department and baby items.
This is the scrapbooking department. We sold every piece of paper, sheet of stickers, album, etc. There were tons of great bargains here!
There was a lot of clothing for men and women to choose from ~ and shoes and handbags too!
Here's our electronics and multi-media area. The "table" is made out of tubs and the gate from my old fence. We replaced the fence last summer and I wanted to use the gate in part of my garden. Obviously I haven't yet ~ but it sure came handy for the yard sale!
Here's the household and (way in the back) holiday departments. There are a few things here that I had a hard time parting with BUT I have no room for them....so I took photos of them to save. Great way to hang onto a memory.
Here's Katie getting ready for the first customers ~ and there were a bunch of them. I was way too busy to take photos during the sale. See the fan? It wasn't for sale. It was so hot out ~ we needed a little air circulation!
Mark has a large collection of Star Wars that he purchased while he was in college. Now that he and Katie are getting their house ready to sell he decided it was a perfect time to sell some of it. He sold about 25% of what you see here and will try again this fall (yes, there will be a fall yard sale).
P.S. That's my father-in-law standing in the doorway. He was pretty amazed at the amount of shoppers we had. He made us park his car in our back driveway. He didn't want anyone trying to sell it!