The kiddos were set on having a lemonade stand and I baked my favorite chocolate chip cookies for them to sell also~who can resist a cookie, right? Then you've gotta buy some lemonade to go with it, don't you? Yeah, we're all about the marketing and suggestive selling here:)
We got busy that weekend! We decided we were only up for a one-day sale, especially in this horrible summer heat, but we started setting up on Friday. I think we almost made more sales on Friday than we did on Saturday! The people just kept popping by as we were setting up~it was a great day.
On Saturday we were up bright and early (me, with a big cup of hazelnut coffee, since I'm really not much of a morning person:). And the people came all day until mid-afternoon. By then I had melted and we started packing up. Except for a few larger items, we packed off the leftovers to a local veterans thrift store for donation.
I leave you with this one last photo...of some of our shoppers. These folks bought a mattress and box springs set from us~the one strapped on top of the pile on top of their minivan! They apparently have a business about 45 minutes from here and hit the yard sales each weekend and stock up, mostly on furniture it looked like. It was a sight to behold, watching them arrange and strap on all of that stuff (they bought furniture from our neighbors who were also having a yard sale). I think nearly the whole block came out to watch them put their load together..ha
I'm so relieved that the yard sale is over, but it was a HUGE success and I'm so glad we did it. It'll have to be a few more years before I do another one~I have to forget just how much work they are first!
Do you enjoy having yard sales or do you prefer to just shop them?