Yard Sale Hourly Wage

Over the weekend we participated in a multi-family yard sale.  When I committed I didn’t realize I wouldn’t be able to work it on Friday, and my love was a good sport and stepped up to the plate.  Friday night I returned from my work trip to Minnesota’s Twin Cities, where I’m sure I was the only one in the state excited about the snowstorm; I would be returning to sunny California.  Saturday we were up and ready to sell by 6:30 a.m.   The selling was fun, but the yard sale shopping was even better!!  By the time we left the yard sale I had bought a turquoise galvanized tub, two boxes of vintage sheet music, a Cosco step stool, six boxes of Shiny Brites, and an old “pool rules” sign, saving for when we have a pool of our own!

After the yard sale was over we headed to Salvation Army to donate our left overs that didn’t get swooped up.  My love was dropping off the boxes when he spotted a glimpse of pink depression glass; one of my many vintage weaknesses.  Jerry was able to talk the SA guy in to taking the glasses in for pricing and selling to us (we are there quite often and they see us coming, in a good way).

After my purchases at the yard sale, and at the Salvation Army, we came home with a whopping $8 in our pocket.  Jerry calculated that we made a whole $0.27 per hour each.  Was it worth it?  Heck yeah!

Turquoise galvanized tub - the future home of a tiny herb garden

Turquoise galvanized tub – the future home of a tiny herb garden

Score!  6 boxes of Shiny Brites

Score! 6 boxes of Shiny Brites

Two boxes of vintage sheet music - many have great art deco graphics.  I see a lot of crafty projects in my future with these.

Two boxes of vintage sheet music – many have great art deco graphics. I see a lot of crafty projects in my future with these.

Vintage Sheet Music

Vintage Sheet Music

Vintage Sheet Music - Love the Art Deco Graphics

Vintage Sheet Music – Love the Art Deco Graphics

These are the pink depression glasses that Jerry spotted in the back of the donation truck.  A set of 14 Fostoria American Ice Tea Glasses.  Score!

These are the pink depression glasses that Jerry spotted in the back of the donation truck. A set of 14 Fostoria American Ice Tea Glasses. Score!

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We also found these inside the Salvation Army when we went in to purchase.  Set of 10 dinner plates, and 8 salad plates.  The etched flowers are beautiful.

We also found these inside the Salvation Army when we went in to purchase. Set of 10 dinner plates, and 8 salad plates. The etched flowers are beautiful.

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