Can you believe it took me two days to recover from the yard sale? I fell asleep twice during the day on Monday because I was so exhausted. I could barely move. It was amazing though and we brought in the most money ever for a yard sale: $1558.00.
I did find it terribly hard to price items. When you are not only a thrifter but also a ReSeller it really confuses your pricing strategy. I know the value of an item but I also know that it all depends on where you are selling. If you sell an item at an auction house, you might get $400 for it. You will struggle asking the same $400 at a yard sale. I tried to sell lots of things cheap and yet try to get some value in some of the rarer items. I think overall people were happy about the prices and the selection.
All the regulars showed up at 7:30 on Saturday morning and we were ready for them. Funny enough there was a Sunday only sale on our street that brought them all out again. They are obsessive enough like me to stop by our sale for the second time just to have a look. I would have done the same thing. They also teased me a bit for showing up at the sale down the street, asking me why I was buying things when I was about to move.
How could I resist these delightful dolls?
for .25 cents.
Solid wood bookcase for $35. I explained to Dave when he rolled his eyes as I drove up with the back hatch open wide and this sticking out the back, that I always have enough room for a bookcase. Even if I need to sleep in them. I'm sure I could fit somewhere between the shelves. When we move I want to sell a lot of our furniture but I think I'm taking practically every bookcase we own. That and my orange couch.
Yesterday we finally went back into the apartment and started boxing up the leftovers for goodwill or we set them aside for Craigslist. Despite what we have left, we still managed to get rid of more than 1/2 of what we started with. And I feel so much lighter.
My life feels very much on hold at the moment. The novelty of selling our house has worn off and I'm in this state of limbo which leaves me anxious. I want the house to sell too much and I need to just let that feeling go. I'm going to try to focus on selling more things on Craigslist and restocking my somewhat empty etsy store. I need to get my mind and attention off the fact that we need to sell our home. We have had lots of interest but people are definitely thinking about the decision to buy more than before the recession. I don't see any of the "must buy now" panic that we have had with previous house sales. As Dave says we just need one buyer....