Left overs from a garage sale.....What to do with them?

MamaDivine MamaDivine
I just had a week long yard sale. Yes, a WEEK long one lol. It was exhausting, but I made about $100. Not bad for sitting around, getting a tan and letting the kids run around outside while making a few bucks!

But, I still have hundreds of dollars worth of stuff left! I Even tried doing a "Fill a bag for $7" for my baby clothes. And let me tell ya, they are name brand, barely worn, excellent condition. I figured this would be HUGE. Im still left with a large tote and a few boxes of baby girl clothes lol. UGh! I have two wedding dresses, tons of baby equipment and furniture and tons of kids toys. What the heck am I going to do with all this stuff!!! I can't possibly just give it away. Theres NO WAY! I mean, don't get me wrong, I would love to donate them, but I really need the money. Then again, I REALLY need the space too. So I am wondering, with all these really good items, what should I do? Right now, I threw up some ads for "chunks" of items. I did the baby bag sale and a few of my high priced items on Craigslist, hoping to sell those during this week. The other stuff though, Should I have another yard sale this upcoming week? Its a holiday week and we live right off the highway. Im hoping theyll stop at the corner gas station and see our signs! Maybe?

So, what do you do with all your left over garage sale stuff? do you donate it to the local good will? Do you try to sell everything every weekend until its gone? Do you start giving stuff away towards the end of the sale to anyone that comes by? How do you get rid of your excess yard sale stuff?
05/22/2012
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CherryGryffon CherryGryffon
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Originally posted by MamaDivine
I just had a week long yard sale. Yes, a WEEK long one lol. It was exhausting, but I made about $100. Not bad for sitting around, getting a tan and letting the kids run around outside while making a few bucks!

But, I still have hundreds of ... More
We usually have a yardsale and sell whatever we can, even haggling down on a lot; If we're strapped for cash, we would usually do it again, or discount it to friends/family.

That was while living with my family though.

Now that I live with my beau/partner/whatever [I HATE the term "Boyfriend" lol. Sounds so... juvenile. D:], we're going through stuff and whatever we don't need/want and/or our families don't need/want, we're going to give away to goodwill.
05/22/2012
GONE! GONE!
The people I know usually donate them or put them outside with a "free" sign. The ones who just can't let their stuff go for free put it all on eBay.
05/22/2012
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
Craigslist. Ebay?
05/22/2012
puppylove puppylove
Donate and take the tax write off
05/22/2012
MamaDivine MamaDivine
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Originally posted by puppylove
Donate and take the tax write off
The only way that a tax write off would do us any good is if we itemized. Because our standard deduction right now (11k something?)is way higher than any donations or tax deductions that we would claim throughout the year, it doesn't make any sense to even get a tax write off slip lol. I Wouldn't be able to even touch 11k in donations or tax write offs.
05/22/2012
MamaDivine MamaDivine
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Originally posted by Adriana Ravenlust
Craigslist. Ebay?
Ebay costs too much money and Craigslist is usually ransacked with so many spammers its getting to the point of ridiculousness. I do have some things up on Craigslist right now. Hoping that those ones sell since they are my higher value items or things that take up a lot of space.
05/22/2012
MamaDivine MamaDivine
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Originally posted by GONE!
The people I know usually donate them or put them outside with a "free" sign. The ones who just can't let their stuff go for free put it all on eBay.
Never thought about that. Think I might have to do that with some of the items left over. Theres a handful of things that I really don't mind giving away for free.
05/22/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
I use ebay for stuff I know can sell at a good price. I won't sell things that have a high shipping cost. I take things that won't sell on ebay and don't sell at a yardsale to the Goodwill store and drop it off. I have seen people sit things outside with a free sign but I prefer to give it to Goodwill.
05/22/2012
Nirelan Nirelan
FACEBOOK IT! We have an online yard sale site for our county and everything that doesn't sale at the actual yard sale gets put on there at a SLIGHTLY cheaper rate
05/22/2012
ghent529 ghent529
Quote:
Originally posted by MamaDivine
I just had a week long yard sale. Yes, a WEEK long one lol. It was exhausting, but I made about $100. Not bad for sitting around, getting a tan and letting the kids run around outside while making a few bucks!

But, I still have hundreds of ... More
You can try on eBay. or if you have a FB you can Search For Sale Wanted Or Free (insert your town name) and almost every town has a page. Its pretty neat and then you can post your stuff on there. or you can search for sale groups in your area. on FB as well
05/22/2012
quackbuster quackbuster
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Originally posted by MamaDivine
I just had a week long yard sale. Yes, a WEEK long one lol. It was exhausting, but I made about $100. Not bad for sitting around, getting a tan and letting the kids run around outside while making a few bucks!

But, I still have hundreds of ... More
Do you have any consignment-type stores where you live? My hometown actually has a small store that *just* sells used infant/toddler clothing & items, they purchase them from people. You probably wouldn't make as much as you could from eBay or Craig's List, but it'd be much less of a hassle & a lot quicker.

I also second the Facebook suggestion; my dad's been selling a ton of stuff on there lately & seems to have a lot of success. You'd probably have less of a "no show" rate than with Craig's List. He just posts them in his status because he has a ton of friends, but I think they have a classifieds section now where you can post things.
05/22/2012
ghent529 ghent529
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Originally posted by MamaDivine
Ebay costs too much money and Craigslist is usually ransacked with so many spammers its getting to the point of ridiculousness. I do have some things up on Craigslist right now. Hoping that those ones sell since they are my higher value items or ... More
Every month you can list 50 items on eBay for free...
05/22/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
I gotta be honest. I hate holding garage sales. I hate sitting around, doing nothing and often selling little. Even a two day weekend garage sale is something I avoid.

We've done them. We have the understanding that "nothing brought out of the house for a garage sale goes back in." I give away bags of stuff Sunday afternoon for a couple of bucks, then whatever is left is loaded into the car or my man's truck and brought to Good Will. I can't stand to have it around anymore.

I know it's helping people who have a LOT less than I do, so I'm glad to do it. In fact, last year, instead of even having a garage sale, we just brought everything we collected directly to Good Will.

That's what works for us.
05/22/2012
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by P'Gell
I gotta be honest. I hate holding garage sales. I hate sitting around, doing nothing and often selling little. Even a two day weekend garage sale is something I avoid.

We've done them. We have the understanding that "nothing brought ... More
I'm just like P'Gell here---the thought of holding a garage sale has no appeal (and a whole lot of dread) to me, so when I want to clear out and make space, I just take things directly to goodwill.

If it's something like an exercise bike, I"ll put it on Craigslist... but if I expect to get less than $100 on any given item, I'll just donate it to save myself the headache of hosting a garage sale.
05/22/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
Another thing about donating is just think about how stoked someone would be to get that stuff for a discounted price. You'll be donating it to people who aren't able to buy the high end clothing for retail, but because you happened to donate it they can have some really nice stuff for their kid.

I feel the same way about a lot of stuff, but thinking about how it's not doing ME any good and can be making someone else happy... That's what gets me to take it down to the thrift store.
05/22/2012
Kissy Kissy
Some stuff I donate, some I keep, some I save for the next sale!
05/22/2012
Beck Beck
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Originally posted by GONE!
The people I know usually donate them or put them outside with a "free" sign. The ones who just can't let their stuff go for free put it all on eBay.
This is a great idea.

We put out our stuff on garbage night because people come through our area garbage picking for scrap. If it's useful or they can junk it for cash, they will take it. Everything else the garbage men will deal with.
05/22/2012
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