Sunday, April 19, 2009

Angst at the Yard Sale

I have spent the prior three nights tossing and turning in angst laced dreams, anxiety and worries about the Yard Sales. I only advertised on Craigslist, no "Mayberry Sun" the weekly newspaper from the Idyllic Hometown, to drop off the announcement of impending sale that everyone in town would read, and if interested, attend.

I jumped out of bed at 5am after trying to sleep with little success. I ran to Kroger to pick up supplies. I found a helium balloon, bright red that proclaimed the announcement "SALE". Since thy used them throughout the store, I thought I could just get it for nothing! No way, $2.99 to purchase their advertising! Nuts! I posted the "YARD SALE" signs in eye grabbing electricfying colors. This was the source of my anxiety the previous night, the placement of the signs. My eyes opened and I sat up in bed and realized we have not a single telephone pole in the area as our lines (cable etc) are all under ground! How am I to advertise and lure people to my house???

Then I calmed myself with my Nine Year Beverage Career training and found plastic straps and a hole puncher and TA-DA my signs were strapped to the street sign's at both ends of the street.

Next, I began to set up. It was approximately 645am and that was when they began to come.

Post it and they will come!

I am sun burnt, exhausted, and so relieved it is over. Now, I just have the move itself to worry about. That should be worse, huh?

Maybe. Maybe not. Maybe.

5 comments:

Nelle said...

Glad it went well. Here if you advertise a yard sale to start at 8 you will have people knocking on your door at 7 wanting a "preview". My neighbor has been doing yard sales weekly trying to unload her bargains she has purchased and can no longer store. For the move, organization is KEY. I numbered my boxes and wrote which room it was going to and also the contents...then I had a master list for each room. Things went very smoothly for us. I will keep my fingers crossed for you.

Rebecca Anne said...

Oh this brings back memories from the one time I tried a yard sale. I was fraught with worry all night long. What if no one came? What if someone was out in my front yard right now, as in 3 a.m. packing off everything I was going to sale, what if my signs fall down.....

But, the next morning people came in truckloads. Hopefully you got rid of everything you didn't want, and made some $$ in for the pocket!
Rebecca

Indigo said...

I do the same thing before a big day, worry needlessly and lose sleep. Sounds like it went off without a hitch. Now me? I would be worrying more about the move. (Hugs)Indigo

Lori said...

Well at least it's over, and I hope you did well. Take care and don't stress too much about the move!

Lisa :-] said...

Well, at least they showed up. I have had both feast and famine as far as yard sales go. Don't really ever want to do another one, but my garage is starting to overflow with used restaurant stuff we no longer need...