Last Weekend was the end of Hubs week off from work.
He decided he wanted to go to the monthly Chess Club Tournament held somewhere outside of Philly.
So he was gone all day on Saturday.
While he was gone, Daughter and I held another Stockpile Sale. It was the same set up as the one I held in July...one day for 4 hours with big neon green signs saved from the last sale, posted on the roads leading up to our house. Man, those signs just draw the regular yard salers in like flies on a garbage truck.lol
We opened the garage door about 15 minutes early this time and there were no early bird/dealers sitting waiting for us to open to pounce on all those copies of the Declaration of Independence for a quarter we were selling....don't they wish!
I put out some of the old/vintage/new in the box toys I had earmarked to send to Salvation Army that were still lying around the house as well as the toiletries.
It was slow at first but picked up by 9am and we had fairly steady business until almost noon.
With the slow start I didn't think we'd make near what we made in the July sale, but in the end, we finished up with $335.50. That makes our total $682.50 for the year's sales.
And a good bit of what we sold was the old toys and collectibles. I was shocked by how much of that went really!
Good sellers.....toothbrushes, mouth wash, shampoo, soap, cans of coffee, nail polish, diapers, Olay stuff, batteries, Lysol spray, deodorant, vitamins. Anything I put into the crate marked "Everything 75¢".lol
Stuff that sat.....high end shampoos, men's razors, women's bladder pads.
This go round a wider range of items sold well, so there wasn't much that I didn't sell some quantity of.
We've been using our Garage Sale profits to purchase college needs for Daughter this week. That was the deal I made with her--if she wanted me to buy some of this college stuff, she had to help me hold the sale and raise some cash.
The rest of the profits will go toward food buying and/or the extra gas we'll be using hauling kids and their stuff back to two different colleges later this month.
I'll be boxing up the toiletries that are leftover and deciding whether I have enough to do the flea market in September. Just eyeballing what is left, it looks to be that I've sold about half of the extras I started with so it's worth the trip to hit the flea market and make a little more cash. I just dread getting up at 4am to get there in time to get a spot to set up in.
Also, since the toys sold so well, I am pondering whether I should hold a Toy Sale the end of September before the weather turns bad. I still have a LOT of toys in the storage unit and I'm thinking I can get people to buy for Christmas presents, as the end of September is close enough to the Holidays to get them spending on toys. I'd prefer to do this in October, but the weather would be too awful by then.
Not having the Toiletries Stockpile will free up room for items in the garage as well as what I can put on the driveway. I'm still indecisive on this idea though as it's a lot of work digging all the toys out in time and setting it up. It's not like I don't have anything else to do with my time.lol
So the rest of Saturday was a couple of errands and a nap.
Hubs didn't do very well at his tournament unfortunately. He usually wins them but not this time so he wasn't up for doing much that evening.
Sunday Hubs sat around and relaxed mostly.
Daughter got to drag my tired ass around stores for 3 hours, to start spending all that stockpile sale profit on college shopping. Go me! 8-P
Though it rained most of the day, the sun came out long enough for us to take a dip in the pool later.
Today Daughter reneged on painting the powder room for me for pay. She decided after sanding down one wall, she doesn't want to do the prep work(sanding, spackling, priming)on this massive 8'x4' room.
She only wants to slap paint on the walls.
So now the room won't get painted.
We'll have been in this house 11 years next week and this powder room is still the mess it was when we moved in.
Can you tell I am pissed?
I wonder if I return all the shit I've bought for her to go to college if she will find her passion for work again?
8 more days until she leaves.
And yes I AM marking them off on the calendar! ;-)