Sunday, June 28, 2009

One family's stash becomes another's treasure: notes on the rummage sale

I had good intentions of getting before, during, and after pictures. Business was booming as we opened, however, and I was too busy to reach for the camera. Note to self: take pictures early or the night before the sale. Later in the morning the tool table looked like this.


Elmo, Ernie, and Rubber Duckie (sing it with me!) all sold separately. Note to self: try harder not to cringe when a potential customer activates Tickle-Me Elmo.




Ten cents a box or jar: this "table" (a long board between ladder and actual table) was packed full of jars and boxes of various screws, nails, bolts, and other tiny tools of the building hobbyist's trade. By ten in the morning, when I took the picture, it was half gone. Note to self: In this case, seeing the shelf half empty rather than half full was thinking positively!

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4 Comments:

Blogger Lisa Sharp said...

Glad it seemed to go well. The last garage sale we had was really bad. Someone had one down a cross street and I think people thought that was the one our signs were for. We ended up donating almost everything so now we just donate things as we find them lol. Or use ebay if it's worth it. Or freecycle.

6/28/2009 9:22 PM  
Blogger Flea said...

Sweet! Congrats on your success!

6/29/2009 4:26 AM  
Blogger Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Good for you! Rummage sales always make me feel a little melancholy...

6/29/2009 7:57 AM  
Blogger Club 166 said...

I'm always a sucker for pipe wrenches at garage sales. Not that I do much plumbing, mind you. But you never know when you might need one of those...

Joe

6/30/2009 9:58 PM  

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