This weekend is the sale of all sales folks!
My in-laws moved into a new house a year ago and their neighborhood does the largest garage sale that I know of. This is the first one we've gotten to experience so we had no idea what we were in for.
Gabe and I rounded up some stuff to sell-mostly baby clothes and baby items...and a few random household things. We took everything to their house on Friday so it could get set up for Saturday morning.
The sale was both today and tomorrow, but tomorrow we're going to Buffalo for the day so we just went today. We got to his parents' house around 10am (it started at 9) and holy cow....it took us 10-15min to drive the 3 blocks to their house from the main road! Luckily we parked in the driveway because parking there was a joke! And the weather was perfect-low 70s and sunny all day long-it was such a gorgeous day!
I will say that I have never seen a sight like this in my life. It's 200 garage sales over a span of 18 streets. The crowd was insane! Avery and I made huge chocolate chip cookies to sell-we had 40 of them-and she sold them all in 20min! Here I thought they would last her most of the day! Nope! Then we set up a lemonade stand and we sold out of that in about 10min. It was just crazy!! A guy a few houses down had his grill going cooking up hamburgers and hotdogs for sale, coolers of soda, huge boxes of granola bars, etc....and he had quite a line forming! They had a few "street meat" vendors and also a local restaurant set up shop at a nearby school selling lunches. Again....I have never seen anything like it in my life!
Needless to say, we did pretty well. I'd say I sold about 3/4 of my baby clothes and I also sold quite a few toys and baby items. Gabe sold a work bench and we sold 2 lamps as well. All in all we made about $215 and Avery made about $35 between the cookies and lemonade. Not too shabby considering most of the stuff we sold was about $1-2!
This sale is every 2 years so we already are getting a game plan for the next one-lots more cookies, lots more lemonade and maybe some other goodies to go with it! And of course by then I'll have more baby stuff to get rid of!