Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Our Paris Yard Sale



For about 6 months we've been putting a little money away for our trip to Paris. We've also been piling junk away for a garage sale to raise money for Paris. Last Saturday we held our Paris yard sale and it was great! Great weather, great customers, and a great toddler (I thought we might have to get a baby sitter for the full day, but she was SO good).


Wendy set up a little hang out for herself in the garage with a portable highchair, portable dvd player, and a bird cage. She was so laid back the whole day. She didn't ever try to run in the street or mess up my "displays." There was a small window of time where Wendy was getting bummed to see some of her old toys go. She started telling people who were browsing the toys, "Sorry, it's broken."



It was a major success! We sold a TV, a stereo, dvd's, video games, clothes, shoes, books, toys, dishes, scrapbooking supplies, and so so much more. Special thanks to: my mom & mother-in-law for donating most of our best "big ticket items," and my aunt Cathy who came out and bought half of my stuff :)

Yard Sale tips:
1. advertise on craigslist.org & yardsaleAD.com - it's free!
2. make signs that are easily legible from far away
3. keep your money in a FANNY PACK, not a little lock box. that way you won't get ripped off
4. have a husband who speaks spanish
5. go HERE for more tips!

11 comments:

Beth said...

You didn't mention how much you made. The BIG $$$$$

Heather you look sooooo skinny in these pictures! : )

jenn king said...

YEAH MISS SKINNY!!! i wish you invited me to your garage sale!! i'm so excited for you guys to go on your trip!!

J said...

Yes. Bring back the fanny pack. I third that. Heather you are lookin' smokin' hot!

Larsen Party 24/7 said...

i secretly can't wait to live in a house solely for the purpose of having a yard sale. and penny will have a lemonade stand. and i will try to rock the fanny pack as gloriously as you.

Lynsey said...

My mom is the garage sale "Queen", you got it down girl!

Paige + Blake said...

I wish we would have known, we would have totally hit you up!
glad you did well.

amber buhrley said...

awesome! Why didn't you tell us about it? We would have stopped by. Sometimes garage sales seem like a good idea and then when you calculate the amount of time you put into it, they dont seem quite as great! I think I have decided I am just going to donate and use the tax write off. Glad it worked so well for you and sound like you had fun inthe process.

Cathy Woodruff said...

Thanks for the stuff! The first thing I did when I got home was put together boxes of goodies to mail out to my grandkids. Shopping at your yard sale was one of our highlights of the week.

lindsey loo said...

straight up lovin the fannies

Jones Family said...

You are so skinny! You look so good.

Bethany said...

So awesome! So, how much longer will you have to save up for Paris? Are you going soon?