Father's Day weekend garage sale, what are some good items to put in it?

@writersedge (22579)
United States
May 20, 2008 5:55am CST
Our townwide garage sale is the same weekend as Father's Day. The best selling items have been anything made with leather and tools. Can you think of anything else I might have or be able to make that would sell? We're out of tools and out of leather goods. So far, my husband is going to make some Adirondack Chairs and I'm hoping I'll have enough produce (onions, radishes, lettuce) to sell. But nobody stops for small sales. You have to fill up your yard and make it really, really look good. So what do you think would be good items to add that we might have or good things to make?
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@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
20 May 08
I had to chuckle when I read this because you talk about having fresh produce, man alive it's been less than a week since the frost is out of the ground here. Noone has been able to do any planting yet. What to put in the yard sale. Well about now if it were me I'd stick a price ticket of about 5 cents on my brother in law and a dime on my husband. hehehe I have found that people just want everything for nothing. Old furniture sells well.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
21 May 08
Even if the frost just got out of the ground, I'd still have radishes and onions by Father's Day weekend. You can count on that. Old furniture does sell great! But we sold almost all of our old furniture (we have to have something to sit on and eat from and sleep on) two years ago. The trouble with yearly townwide garage sales, you can sometimes run out of things to sell. Nickle for your b-in-law and a dime for your hubbie? You're too funny. Yes, they do want everything for nothing. But at least your relatives aren't worthless, ha, ha. Take care and thanks.
20 May 08
Everyone likes chocolate. Why not make some home-made chocolate slabs, decorate them with marshmallows, smarties, hundreds and thousands etc, and sell those? Generally speaking, people quite like to rummage and find 'bargains' for themselves. If you have old books, DVDs, CDs, games etc that are in good condition, they would probably sell well. If you're any good with woodwork, you could try knocking up some spice racks, shelf sets or decorative boxes.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
20 May 08
New York State, have to have a separate kitchen to make food unless you are a farm. Either case, either the health inspector (in the first case) or an agricultural specialist (if a farm) must inspect and a water quality test must be performed for e-coli before anything can be made and sold to the public for money. They even shut down a kid's lemonade stand up here and put it in the newspaper. So I can buy a bunch of candy bars and resell them, but I can't do anything home made for food. But buying candy bars at less than a dollar each and reselling for around that would be good. Thanks for that idea. I think we sold all the DVDs, videos, CDs and games we would want to at the last three townwide sales, but they ARE terrific sellers, you are so-o-o-o right about that. My husband is good at wood work and spice racks as well as decorative boxes might be a good idea. I'll have to see if I can get him to quit making chairs long enough to consider other projects. Nice bunch of ideas and so quickly, too. Thank you very, very much. Anything we can add will be wonderful.