Welp, we busted our buns and scraped together every piece of junk around the house and garage and piled it up on the back porch along with the 10,000 bags of clothes her family decided to donate to the cause… because there must be a huge market for 10,000 bags of old people clothes. They mean well, but this didn’t help us any… more on that later.
Anyway, we pushed the sale and advertised it… paid twenty some dollars and ran it in the local paper, put signs up at the major intersections leading to our house, printed off flyers and posted them at the time clocks at both our place of employment and called it in to the free radio classifieds in our town and our neighboring town so it was on the radio. Tons of publicity.
We borrowed tables from work, I took the day off on friday to setup and organize, the in-laws came out to help and we got everything setup and priced and organized. Those dang clothes took us about 3 hours to unpack and fold out to the tables and hangers. Everything else went quick.
We had flooring, car parts, clothes, house decorations, tons of miscellaneous… just all kinds of good stuff.
Since we have the worst luck, the weekend before was beautiful out… this weekend rained the whole weekend which really hurt traffic. All in all we had about 50 people stop by and sold about 1/2 of our stuff for a total of 285 dollars. Not bad, but we could have done a lot better considering the value of the stuff we didn’t sell… most likely due to the lack of traffic coming in due to weather. *sigh*
Oh well… in the end I had a great day, talked with my father in law, met a whole bunch of people from all over the place and got rid of a bunch of junk. Our plan was to use the money to buy a chest type deep freeze (around 8-9 cu ft). Sears was having a sale and the one we wanted was on sale and with tax was 273 dollars. We deemed this was a good reward for all of our hard work and it would help pay off in the long run since our little freezer in the fridge is full of frozen breastmilk. Now we can actually buy stuff when it is on sale and do a bunch of bulk cooking.
A complete surprise to us… the in laws decided to help us out and paid for the deep freeze as a gift to us. SWEET ! So now we have a little extra cash we can put towards that dang old siding loan.