I promised Gabe several years ago that I would never have another yard sale as long as I lived. And I have kept that promise. And will continue to keep that promise.
Except I sort of found a loophole.
Our awesome friend Pam (who is more like a family member than a friend) is going to Cambodia with us (for the first week or so of our trip), and she’s having a yard sale to start her Buy-A-Plane-Ticket-To-Cambodia Fund.
“We’ll help you!” we said. Bummer that we don’t really have anything left to sell at a yard sale though. But it’s okay.
And then my friend Amanda purged some of her boys’ toys (and some other household stuff) and donated them for us to sell. And my friend Ali is going to do the same thing. (And another friend let me post a pic of some antique books on Facebook, sell them, and keep the $ for our Cambodia Fund.)
We know some pretty precious people.
We just found out that Pam’s neighborhood is having their Community Yard Sale on a day she’ll be out of town, so we offered to man the thing ourselves (it was actually Gabe’s idea–I know!).
So, June 7 will be Yard Sale Day.
The girls will be selling lemonade with a friend, and we’ve hired a temporary tattoo artist (Livi and her gel markers).
If you’re local, we’d LOVE to see you! And if you have anything you’d like to donate to the sale, BRING IT ON OVER. (and bless your heart!)
I’m not going to get my hopes up of hundreds of dollars in sales. I am almost always (okay, always always) disappointed by the outcome of any yard sale I’ve ever had (which is why I’ve promised Gabe no more).
But hopefully it will be a fun time of helping Pam get rid of clutter and get her on her way to buying her first plane ticket to CAMBODIA.
So tell me: What’s your experience with yard sales? Worth it? Not worth it?
p.s. No challenge today! Enjoy the day off! (if you really want a challenge, make one up and tell us about it!)