As I mentioned earlier, we have been slowly working on cleaning out some of our stuff. The basement was pretty full of boxes of who-knows-what, our closet was ready to attack once you opened the door, and the kids’ room, well, I can’t come up with anything nice to say about it so I will just keep quiet. (Their room is next on the list to be cleaned out.)
Anyway, I finished the closet late last week and had a few boxes of things to get rid of. We also had several boxes in the basement that needed to go as well. We were planning on donating it, but we decided at the last-minute to have a little yard sale first.
So this morning, we got up at a ridiculously early hour and began unloading boxes onto small tables on our front yard. The kids wanted to do a lemonade stand, so they were out on the sidewalk in front of the house.
I never imagined we would be so successful! We sold a lot of our items! We were even able to pack it all up just past noon because there wasn’t that much left. We loaded up the remaining boxes and headed over to the local thrift store for a donation. I feel so much lighter! We still have a lot more stuff than we need, so we might end up doing another sale before summer is over.
The kids did great with their lemonade stand also. They charged $.25 a cup and then split their earning equally three ways. They each walked away with $6.50! Not too bad for a mornings work.