I'd rather stick needles in my eyes than to do this again
I"d rather stick needles in my eyes than have to do another yard sale. It rained for 3 hours yesterday, so we couldn't do the set up we wanted for todays start of the sale. Got up at 4 this morning and drug it all out. We did pretty well, got rid of over half of it and still have tomorrow to go too. But we are so tired and its so much work but I keep trying to tell myself that it will be less work next week when we actually move to get rid of as much as we can.
I couldn't save myself now if the house was on fire I'm so tired.
And I'm tired of dealing with people that want something for nothing.
We didn't price stuff too high because we want to get rid of it, but my gosh, if it says a quarter, don't freaking offer me a dime. MOst people have been pretty good and didn't dicker over prices as we did price stuff to sell, but there was one woman that was so awful that I wanted to go up in price in bargaining with her. We sold a bunk bed with a futon bottom and twin top. The futon makes into a double bed on the bottom. We did not sell the twin mattress as we needed that. But the bed was practically brand new, in great shape and I had the comforter, throw pillows, pillow shams, matching garbage can, lamp, rugs, curtains and mosquito netting (that I had glued flowers and ribbons too to match all the other stuff that was flowered in my daughters room. The lamp I paid $30 for new and it was on clearance from $75. We set up the bed, set up all the room decor on it and had priced both the bed AND all the room stuff at $50 for the ENTIRE set which I thought was CHEAP. She tried and tried and tried and tried to get us to give it all to her for $20 and kept saying it was because we didn't have the mattress. Well, sorry. I'm NOT selling ALL of that for $20. I'm not selling the bed itself for only $20. Then she wanted us to throw in some things that she had picked up that I had 25 cents on. I wanted to just say: LEAVE, we do NOT need your business.
She finally bought the bed only for $35 which I don't know HOW my husband got that out of her. Now I have all the room decor to get rid of. But we sold the sofas, dining room set, patio set and a bunch of my husbands crap, I mean tools and stuff. Made almost $300 so far and still have a riding mower with trailer and a washing machine left as big items and a bunch of other little stuff.
I thought my husband would dance a jig when the sofas went. He's hated them since I bought them and we've had them 8 years. I am not allowed to buy furniture anymore by myself. LOL
We got $40 for the dinette set that we got for free, so that was good. It was in very nice shape too.
I have some plus size clothing that is in good shape, but I've lost a LOT of weight and in the past, that stuff sold well. But not any of it has sold this time. ANd I priced it at 50 cents a piece and still people want to give me a dime. Yes, its used clothing. But most of it is in excellant shape as I take care of my clothes and as I used to be a 3 and 4X size person, I don't think 50 cents is unreasonable for that size clothing. I didn't put out anything with holes or missing buttons or anything. Oh well, I'll give it away if it doesn't sell.
And I have to do this tomorrow too. UGH! THIS. IS. THE. LAST. YARD. SALE. I. WILL. EVER. HAVE.!!!!!!!!!!!
I mean it. I'd rather donate it all to charity if I have to than to go through this again. It's just a lot of work, its hot as hades here (94 this afternoon with 100% humidity as it has rained too) and I'm tired of most people. Have met a lot of nice ones, but the few others have made it not worth it.
At least I think what we have left will fit in the uhaul next week.
At this point all I care about having up there is a bed. LOL!