I definitely should have been covering our yard sale yesterday on Twitter. The excitement of updates like “Some lady claimed $20 for 8 place settings was not a bargain…” or “I just spent 15 minutes trying to prove that a $10 microwave still works – JUST TOUCH THE FREAKING CUP! IT’S WARM!” would have driven my stats through the roof. If only it had occurred to me that my wireless access actually works outside… That’s why I’m blogging now. We’ve got some leftover crap that’s all in the “under 2 dollar” range (much of it free) and I’m stuck playing retailer for any stragglers while The Woman tries to get Kayleigh down for a nap.
But it’s a beautiful day outside – perfect to take advantage of the mobility of modern computing. D’oh! Just lost Internet briefly. Maybe modern computing isn’t as wonderous as though.
As hectic as yesterday was, we did well for such a disorganized bunch (thank you so much to all of our friends that swung by and provided us with help/goods/company/distraction). Cut the money in half and I would still have been thankful just to be rid of so much bulky crap in our basement. There was a little anxiety towards the end with so many unsold items left, but eventually we ditched 2 air conditioners, a microwave oven, a wet/dry vac, 2 light fixtures, 16 plates, 8 bowls, and 8 mugs. Lots of other little chachkas made their way into other people’s lives, but not having to return large metal devices to their resting place in our basement was the biggest win.
And today, with just a small amount of foot traffic, I can proudly proclaim that both of the large mirrors that taunted me all yesterday have left our possession. Yes, this weekend was a total win!
As much as I’d like to have another go at this later in the year, Craiglist and eBay will most likely be the tools of use for the remainder. The haggling drives me crazy. Going for a bargain is one thing. Acting annoyed because someone won’t sell crystal that’s worth $70 for less than $15 is another. And you know that people who balked at a DVD for a couple bucks will think nothing to pick it up in the store for over ten. At least we didn’t have someone trying to talk us down from a dime to a nickel like last time.
Later today it’ll be back inside to clean up the mess left behind. The only annoying part of getting rid of clutter is realizing just how much more was hiding behind it…