Monday, August 30, 2010


Have you ever taken a few vacation days off from work and ended up going back more tired

than when you started? That was me this past weekend. What ever happen to relaxing during

vacation? Seems like that's a thing of the past. Always something to do, or someplace to go, or a

project to complete.

This weekend was the annual Tree Street Yard Sale event in my neighborhood.

Don't get me wrong, it is a great event, hundreds of families participate, and it brings thousands of people from our town in to shop and share the fun.

Yard sale preparation can be a little overwhelming, for me anyway. If I hadn't had my sister, Susan to keep me on track, I don't know if it would have been so successful for us.

My first reaction to the state of our basement...


I'm talking really scary.

Organization was the key. We had to have a plan.

I just had to breathe and keep the faith, and everything fell into place.

Making your trash look like treasures is always a good idea. When there are hundreds of yard sales to compete with, you have to make yours inviting.

We tried to group like things together and tell a story.

We priced everything with the exception of clothes and fifty cent items, but tried to sing out the prices on signs we made on the computer.

When it was all set, our motto was...


We were ready to bargain, we had decided, nothing that we took out to the sale was coming back into the house. The last hour we were pretty much giving it away, but that was okay with us.

When it was over we only had to pack up a suitcase full of shoes and two boxes of clothes.

Luckily for us there were scavengers combing the streets ready to pick up your left over items, for who knows what. We said, "have at it!"

Now it's all over but the shouting, we've lightened our load considerably.

It's time to finally relax.

For another perspective visit my sister's blog here.


  1. Looks like a job well done! I need to get a few things out of my house too. Unfortunately, I live way out in the country so a yard sale is out of the question and I'm not going to load it up and try to sell it on the side of the road somewhere.

    Have a Great Week!

  2. Yard sales can be A LOT of WORK! But, doesn't it feel wonderful when you have all that clutter gone and some extra cash in your pocket?!?!?!? Good for you, girl!


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