For about a year now, there’s been this bookshelf in the corner of my home office. A hand-me-down made from particle board, it didn’t match our style and served no real purpose except to collect all the items we were going to sell at our future yard sale. A box of various literary magazines. A pair of rubber flippers I got for free at work. The juicer we never use. Random office supplies purchased in a fit of organization. As the shelves filled I began to grow impatient. Did we have enough stuff yet? Was it time to plan the yard sale? Could I finally get rid of this damn bookshelf once and for all?
As it turned out, we didn’t have quite enough stuff to warrant a yard sale. What we did have, however, was even better: like-minded friends. And thus our multi-family yard sale was born. We held it this past weekend, made some cash, and learned a number of lessons along the way. The result? This blog post, featuring my best tips for hosting a multi-family yard sale.