I spent about 4 hours in total gathering items for the sale and labeling items. I wish I had purchased a few more tables. Tables get more views then items on the ground on tarps for sure.
My in laws were in a hurry to get home so they grabbed the items they wanted to keep and told us to sell what we could online and donate the rest. They had out some beautiful teak wood 1970s salad bowls I am hoping to get $30-50 for. Other little things like Philadelphia Eagles Monopoly etc. The rest, we gladly take the tax deduction.
I was exhausted (and sun burnt) after sitting in the sun all day but I knew that the tomorrow me would thank me for organizing and donating everything up front instead of dragging it back into the house. Remember the ties I bought years ago? The 311 I had left all got donated. I can't wait for those tax deductions. Suddenly, I'm almost positive I'll be itemizing. In all 3 entire van full of stuffs went to the thrift with 3 tax receipts. I still have 1 more load to take over but they closed before I got there.
Sure enough, today's me is super thankful for yesterday's me actions. More than half my attic is empty; in doing a huge purge I was afraid I would seriously decimate my eBay store inventory. In reality on 30 or so items were removed from the store.
The biggest win in this was being forced to sort my attic; almost $400 of Amazon inventory was "found".
But it will be a LONG time before I do another yard sale.