L tried to warn me last weekend when he suggested we start setting up and getting ready. He must have said 5 times “I think you underestimate how much work this will be”… of course, at the time I just got annoyed. Luckily, my mom came on Friday night and helped with organizing the “merchandise” and marking everything at appropriate prices.
L and I had different theories and strategies for determining how much to charge… he just wanted to get rid of things and while that was really the point, I also wanted to make some money doing it. I think we managed to do both.
I’m pretty happy that someone bought L’s old Scarface, Braveheart and Taxi Driver posters and my old set of dishes, but I am genuinely surprised that no one bought our old TVs or foot spas (yes, we each had one). I mean, really, am I the last holdout to flat screen or digital TVs? And who doesn’t love a good foot soak?
When all was said and done, we made about $150, minus about $2 for a “Fish of North America” poster than will soon grace L’s office at work and $20 for a lawn mower that claimed to be in working order, but doesn’t quite start… not as much as I was hoping for, but a worthy result nonetheless.
Now to decide how to spend our earnings! Stay tuned… I predict some curb appeal updates to the front entrance, some landscape edgers and probably some new coffee mugs, since I sort of sold the ones we had…