We held a yard sale today. Lots of things to learn.
One thing we learned--there are a lot of yard sales in the spring because apparently, people like to shop at yard sales in the spring. We did get some curious citizens, but most cars just kept on driving.
Another thing we learned. Moving baked goods closer to the people's cars greatly improve the buy opportunities for shoppers, hungry or otherwise.
If you could ask for the perfect weather for your yard sale, you would pick today. It was completely beautiful outside.
The value you place on items can change, and change drastically during the course of an average yard sale. Things costing tens of dollars at the beginning of the day can become basically free as time ticks on. If you're a buyer, patience is your key. It can be worth a lot of money.
I also watched two guys load a rather large weight bench on top of their work truck. Considering their strength, they probably didn't need it.
And lastly, taking the time during the week to clean out and remove things from your home that probably should never have been placed there in the first place can be a lot of work and a lot of fun. We ended up taking in more than we thought based on the level of interest we received. That's a bonus.