The big day finally arrived! I have been working for months on this project. Abby asked us earlier in the year if we could do a yard sale to raise money for her Africa trip. Our first response, was, "No Way!" We have only done one yard sale our whole marriage. It was actually very successful, but the work and aftermath left Rick saying, "Never Again!" For Abby's sake, he relented. We decided that decluttering our home was a project that we needed to do anyway, and this would motivate us to do just that. We have spent all summer going through every drawer, cabinet, closet, and box in this house.
We advertised on Craigslist, Facebook, my blog, and a Facebook garage sale page, and we posted signs at all the major entries to our neighborhood. My fingers were crossed that this would bring the people!!
Abby made our signs
This is my way of doing things:
Our neighbor came out that morning and said incredulously, "Is this all YOUR stuff?"
Abby's Snack Shack
We were so irritated with each other at this point, but we put on our happy faces!
Laura and Sydney came by that morning to cheer us on. I put them to work setting up my Timbali Crafts table. Didn't they do a beautiful job?
This girl worked really hard and is one step closer to her trip!
We are glad we did it! It was worth the effort. We are also glad it is over!