Getting ready for a big yard sale tomorrow

@shaggin (23762)
United States
August 4, 2016 4:46pm CST
My kids have been wanting to have a yard sale / lemonade + cookie stand since school got out on June 1st. We've been busy with parties or the weather has been bad so we haven't been able to do one. We are finally going to do it tomorrow. Everything that sells they get to keep the money for. As soon as dinner is done I have to make cookies for them to sell. This morning my daughter and I went to the doctors. Mine for a routine medicine refill and her for the shots she needed before going in to 7th grade. About 4 pm I took them to a new BBQ and ice cream shop that opened a few weeks ago. Out of the 16 different ice cream shops we have gone to this is the first time I bought myself any ice cream. I got strawberry cheesecake. The photo is my dining room full of yard sale items.
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@TheHorse (48539)
• Pleasant Hill, California
5 Aug 16
Do you have any old stereo speakers you want to get rid of?
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@shaggin (23762)
• United States
6 Aug 16
Nope I do not sorry
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@TheHorse (48539)
• Pleasant Hill, California
6 Aug 16
@shaggin Darn! (smiley face emoticon)
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@shaggin (23762)
• United States
6 Aug 16
@TheHorse That would be a very very very long drive if we did for you to come to our yard sale
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@sol_cee (12145)
• Japan
4 Aug 16
Toy Story 1 started on a yard sale.
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@shaggin (23762)
• United States
5 Aug 16
Hahah I did not even remember that but you are right!
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@sol_cee (12145)
• Japan
5 Aug 16
@shaggin are you selling toys?
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@shaggin (23762)
• United States
6 Aug 16
@sol_cee Yea lots of them!
@1creekgirl (7075)
• United States
4 Aug 16
I love yard sales. Hope yours goes well!
@shaggin (23762)
• United States
5 Aug 16
So far not good. We started setting it out at 8 am and finished at 9:44. Two stopped and it is after 1 pm. They have made $5 just because their grandfather gave them money to be nice.
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• United States
5 Aug 16
@shaggin Bummer. Sometimes sales go better than other times, but I know it's disappointing for the kids.
@shaggin (23762)
• United States
5 Aug 16
@1creekgirl I quit doing them years ago myself because no one would come then I would put things out for free and then people would race to get it basically. Now I take my free stuff to donation places rather then put it out for free here for people who won't take the time to stop at my sales.
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@simone10 (22278)
• Louisville, Kentucky
5 Aug 16
I hope you and your kids have fun with your yard sale. My kids and I used to do this too when they were young and at home. We always had a good time and made a decent amount of money.
@shaggin (23762)
• United States
6 Aug 16
Its a lot about who you know around here. One person I know is very prominent in our community. Her kids got tons of large tips and earned $70 from their lemonade stand while my niece only earned 50 cents.
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@simone10 (22278)
• Louisville, Kentucky
7 Aug 16
@shaggin I feel sorry for you niece. I bet she was so disappointed.
@shaggin (23762)
• United States
7 Aug 16
@simone10 I am sure she was :( The 50 cents she earned was from me...
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@marsha32 (6794)
• United States
21 Aug 16
I hope they had good luck making money at the sale and selling cookies. My daughter helped the kids make cookies to sell at our last yard sale but sadly, we ended up with most of them left after she stayed up 2 nights in a row after 1 am baking them.
@shaggin (23762)
• United States
24 Aug 16
Aww what a let down that had to be for the kids. I think we only sold like 3 cookies.
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@marsha32 (6794)
• United States
24 Aug 16
@shaggin Then a let down for your children too. I'm sure most people are leery of homemade food like that. One person just gave a $5 donation taking no food when they kids said they were raising money for the dog's vet bill.
@shaggin (23762)
• United States
24 Aug 16
@marsha32 Yes I am that way as well I do not like to eat anything I see that is not made in a store unless I am the one who makes it.
@cacay1 (30525)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
24 Aug 16
Nice you had yard sales there.How many di you buy? Thanks.
@shaggin (23762)
• United States
24 Aug 16
I did not go to any yard sales my children had a sale and people came to buy things.
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@cacay1 (30525)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
24 Aug 16
@shaggin hahahaha misread.
@just4him (81662)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Aug 16
Strawberry cheesecake sounds delicious! I hope your yard sale goes well and your kids make some money with their lemonade cookie stand.
@shaggin (23762)
• United States
6 Aug 16
They only sold two cups of lemonade so we have lets left. They got some generous tips and the total for the day was about $20.
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@just4him (81662)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Aug 16
@shaggin That's not bad for them. I'm sorry they didn't sell much lemonade.
• United States
5 Aug 16
i wish y'all the best'f luck with that yard sale. 'tis wonderful those young'uns get to keep the proceeds 'f such. hopefully they'll put those funds to good use (save half perhaps??). i don't reckon i've e'er'd strawberry cheesecake ice cream? nor've i' heard 'f such. dang, i need to get out more! oh, ne'er mind..most'f that which's made (ice cream) 's gluten hidden'n 't.
@shaggin (23762)
• United States
6 Aug 16
Any money they get for birthdays I have them save half for when they are adults. They each have some saved up. This money they can take to spend on anything they want since I do not give them an allowance or anything. I bet my son will use his earnings toward a video game.
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@theBlock (2477)
• United States
5 Aug 16
@shaggin Love yard sales---sometimes I find great deals
@shaggin (23762)
• United States
6 Aug 16
I used to go to them all the time when my kids were little bit we really just don't need anything now.
@ricki_911 (15758)
• Toronto, Ontario
5 Aug 16
I hope the weather is good and they have fun with the sale.
@shaggin (23762)
• United States
5 Aug 16
So far the weather has been excellent! Hoping it will be tomorrow as well but it's not supposed to be very nice.
@rina110383 (21987)
5 Aug 16
Best of luck on your yard sale tomorrow. I wish everything will be sold.
@shaggin (23762)
• United States
5 Aug 16
So far not much has. It's 4 pm now we will be staying out for another hour at least. I do not want to have to pack all that stuff back up.
@TRBRocks420 (57132)
• Banks, Oregon
5 Aug 16
Good luck with the yard sale.
@shaggin (23762)
• United States
5 Aug 16
So far it's going pretty bad. Fridays aren't a good day but tomorrow is supposed to be terrible weather. My kids aunt just came and bought a cup of lemonade for 25 cents and gave them $1 plus spare change she had in her car so they made $1.30.