Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Yard Sale Progress: Part 2.

Have you wondered why you haven't heard from me lately? Well, it's partly because I chopped off my head and threw it in the backyard. Whoever convinced me to have a yard sale should reevaluate ever giving me advice again. Oh wait, this was my big hair brained idea.

Part of the chaotic mess of the Yard Sale of All Yard Sales is the location. We live in a tiny suburb of a nice sized city. No one ever comes to my town because, well, there is no reason to. Except if you are coming to see me and give me cookies (I like all kinds). So, I decided to journey back to my hometown (where I grew up) to set up the sale. Why would I choose to do this, you may be wondering...

Well, a month before Husby and I were married, we had a yard sale and made over $700. It was unreal. I had never heard of people making that kind of money in a yard sale. But we did and we took it on our honeymoon. The reason we made such a killin' is because of the location. You see, my dad owns a Pharmacy SMACK DAB in the middle of town. We set up directly behind his store, under his covered parking lot and so we had a crazy amount of customers.

So I figured if I was going to go to all the trouble of sorting, pricing, organizing and....yelling, then I might as well go back and try my luck at making the big bucks again.

It BETTER be worth it.

Everything is finally ready to go. We actually changed the location from the Drug Store to the Family Life Center of the Church I grew up in, simply because there is lots more room, air conditioned (the highs here are 102!), and we can set up the night before. Beautiful. Now all I need is a dozen donuts and for Thursday to get here.

Well, I think it's time to reattach my head and grab my calculator. Oh, and I better put my game face on. I'm the world's worst haggler on planet Earth. I always end up giving everything away. Be strong, Whitney, be STRONG.

This may be the last you hear from me until Monday. I have a crazy rest of the week and Friday is my BIRTHDAY (remember how I like cookies? Oh, and diamonds), so I will be celebrating and be back next week with lots of updates, the yard sale results and....a start to a little something that I'm going to blog my way through. Get ready!

28 comments:

  1. sooo exciting :) I hope the sale goes VERY VERY well and I hope you have a WONDERFUL birthday!!! :)

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  2. Where will your yard sale be held?

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  3. Good luck with the yard sale. I wanted to give you a heads up, I'm doing a "featured" blog things on mine and yours is the one I picked for this week. I don't have a tins of readers, but just wanted to let you know. Hope you don't mind.

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  4. Have a HAPPY birthday and good luck with the yard sale!

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  5. I so wish I could go! How far away is your hometown? Hope you have a great birthday, too!

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  6. Good luck with the sale! Happy birthday a little early! And I look forward to seeing how things go and finding out what the thing is you are going to "blog through"!

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  7. Congratulations on getting everything together. Have a great yard sale and birthday!!!

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  8. Wow! I can't wait to hear the final tally. And something to blog through?!?! I can't stand the suspense!

    Good luck this weekend!

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  9. Good luck! Hope it turns out well!

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  10. yay! happy birthday, friday!!! my birthday is MONDAY! :D Have fun!

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  11. Good luck, little Whitters! And yes, be strong. I'm a horrible haggler, too. I just end up giving stuff away. But you can't let them win. Those yard salers are SERIOUS and tough...especially the little old ladies. Don't let their sweet grandma ways fools you. Can't wait to hear about how it goes. And happy birthday!!

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  12. Good luck!

    And Happy Birthday!

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  13. Happy Birthday Whitney! Hope the sale goes great and you make tons of money!

    Can't wait to hear all about it!

    Hugz,
    Michele

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  14. Good luck with the yard sale and have a fabulous Birthday!

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  15. Good luck! I bet you guys will do awesome. I just wish it wasn't a weekday! I really wanted to come. )-: oh well... maybe next time....

    GOOD LUCK!

    ~K

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  16. I hope the yard sale is a success and you have a great birthday!

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  17. Oooh I'm looking forward to the little surprise you have in store for us next week!

    Hope the yard sale goes well... are you going to treat yourself with some of the takings?

    Have a WONDERFUL birthday!!

    Saskia xx

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  18. Have a Happy Birthday! I hope your yard sale is a huge success too.

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  19. lol--that part where you said you cut your head off and threw it in the backyard cracked me up! I'm still laughing about it!

    Hope your sale is VERY successful!

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  20. Got most all my stuff moved to the church, bought water and sodas to sell (in 'frig at church), made signs, etc. I think we're all set. Highway 412 in Locust Grove better be filled with cars trying to turn in to our church tomorrow!!!!!

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  21. Best of luck with the yard sale!! I hope you have an amazing birthday to top the week off!

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  22. Good luck with the yard sale and Happy Birthday! : )

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  23. The last time I had a yard sale I vowed to NEVER do it again!! I am such a sucker...everyone talked me down on the prices and I was practically giving things away. :) More power to ya!

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  24. Yard sales can be a lot of work but they're always fun. Sounds like you guys did great last time! Hopefully you'll do just as well this time around. It's a great idea to not just have it at your house but to use a more public location. Good luck!

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  25. Good luck!! And Happy Birthday!!

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  26. Good luck!! Reading these stories of yours, just reminds me why I ex-nayed the yard sale and headed to goodwill! No patience!!

    Hope you have a great birthday!!

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  27. I can't wait to hear how everything went!!

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