Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Yard Sale Prep

Spring is the season for yard sales! The last 6 years or so, friends and neighbors have joined together to host a big yard sale in April or May. Each year, I'm amazed at what people buy and how much money gets generated from junk that was just sitting around in closets or the attic. It's a great way to get rid of clutter, and money from the sale goes into a trip account - a win/win situation all the way around!

With all this experience, I've learned a few things along the way. When preparing for a yard sale it's a good idea to recruit a helper who can assist with pricing items and test boxes for their sturdiness. After all, there's nothing worse than having the bottom drop out of a box of books that you're taking down to the garage. A good assistant can prevent such mishaps, and keep you company while you work.


  1. We suggest getting out of that box quick!
    Benny & Lily

  2. Love this "test boxes for their sturdiness" -- so cute! :-)

  3. When we moved to tx from maine, we earned most of our miving money frim yard sales...over 2000 in a month! We had alot of junk!