This past weekend I had my very first yard sale! I spent a couple of afternoons last week going through the closets and found a bunch of stuff that we weren't using or going to use again - most of it new or hardly used.
The night before the yard sale I organized everything in the garage and tagged each item with a price sticker (from the dollar store) so when 7am came all I would have to do is open the garage. I ended the night with a post on Craigslist and hoped a few people would show up in the morning.
At 6:50, I went out to take the Yard Sale sign down to the main road and there were already people waiting in front of my house. Clearly I underestimated the power of Craigslist.
At 8am my street was filled with cars and people were stuffing Target bags with clothes, books, and other random things. It was great. Some of the larger items didn't sell, but the rest went fast.
When I was gathering items, I asked Noelle to go to her playroom and find a few toys that she doesn't play with anymore to put in the yard sale. I was surprised when she came back with 9 toys she was willing to give up. Although, I'll admit that I was bummed that she decided to part with the blue sock monkey that she got for Valentine's Day. I gave her $4 from the yard sale to buy herself something new.
Unfortunately, Mr. G had a water polo tournament so I was alone - not something I would not recommend - but the price tags were a huge help. I only had one haggler, a woman who wanted a handful of things for $2. Not gonna happen, lady.
I ended up making enough money to buy winter clothes for Noelle and Noah and some comfy slippers for myself. Hooray for yard sales!
That night we went to a Fair in a town about 30 minutes away. Friends of ours live right across from the fairgrounds so we had some appetizers at their house and then walked over for Fair food and entertainment.
This is the only reason I go to Fairs. Crowds of people freak me out, but it's worth it for a funnel cake.
Then Sunday afternoon we went to a Fall Festival at a church in our town.
Noelle has always wanted her face painted and she finally
She picked a Princess crown, of course.
Then nervously sat while the
But she loved it. And I love seeing her smile.
It was a fantastic weekend. I love this season.