Earlier this week, I wrote about how I made $883 in cash money this weekend. As I mentioned in that post, $275 was scored solely from signing up for some bangin’ Chase banking deals. Basically, they gave me some free money just for signing up. On top of that, I let everyone know that I made an amazing $508 at my garage sale. In the comments, a lot of you asked how I managed to pull in that much cash. And to be honest, I’m not really sure. I really didn’t think that I had that much stuff! However, the numbers sure don’t lie and I actually did make $508 over the course of my 1 1/2 day sale. In case you’re interested, here is a basic rundown of the stuff that I sold:
- Chest Freezer: $125
- Playstation 2: $30
- Deer stand and bow: $30
- Small dresser: $25
- Swingset: $25
- Baby clothes: .50 each
- Adult clothes: $1 each
On top of that, I had a whole rack of really nice clothing that was separately priced at $3-$10 each. I also had all kinds of miscellaneous items: baby stuff, a baby monitor, home décor, small appliances, cups, mugs, and all kinds of other things. Even though I didn’t sell any expensive items other than my chest freezer, I had a lot of stuff. Over the day and a half of the sale, it added up quick. And amazingly, I pulled in a lot more than I have in the past. Winning!
So, what should I do with the cash?
I’m going to give it to a bunch of Mexicans. Yeah, you read that right.
My garage sale’s timing was perfect due to the fact that we’re leaving for Mexico next week. I’m going to use the hundreds of one dollar bills currently in my possession to tip some Mexicans for their hard work. And who knows, if I tip enough I might be able to lure someone down to the beach over and over to bring me and my friends some cocktails. Maybe not, but I’m sure going to try! I always do.
Of course, I don’t plan on tipping $508 dollars in just a week’s time. Let’s face it: I’m just not that generous. I usually bring about $250 in one dollar bills for a week’s stay and I’ll need another $100 for round trip transportation to and from the resort. I’ll also need to pay for lunch at the airport on the way home. The rest of the money that is left over went straight into my bank account. Boring, I know.
My Daughter’s First Lemonade Stand
I’m completely aware that everyone thinks that their children are adorable. However, my child really is adorable! And more than that, she’s an excellent lemonade saleswoman. She’s well spoken and not afraid of rejection at all. As a result of her sales skills, she pulled in $5.50 in straight-up cash, homie.
Overall, the sale was a huge success. And I absolutely hate having a garage sale so the fact that I am saying anything positive at all is absolutely amazing.
How about you guys? Are you having a garage sale this summer? Or, have you already had one? Please tell us all about it in the comments below.