Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Big Purge

The line started outside the store before 9 a.m. and before 10 we opened to reveal what we had been working on for the last three weeks. The work that goes into cleaning out your junk is one thing, but to unload it, organize it and tag it- well it took a small village to prepare this sale, headed by my niece Cindy who worked until midnight most nights. Thanks to all of you!!!

I am one for thinking through these events, preparing for the inevitable situation or question- expecting the worse case scenario so we are prepared... but when you are doing something for the first time, lessons are bound to be learned. There were a few things we could have done differently (had more sold stickers, put certain merchandise in a different spot, had a larger sold area for furniture) but overall I think we checked everyone out as accurately as possible , as fast as possible (which for the first two hours was not fast at all- thank you for waiting) and I hope more than anything, everyone who fought the crowd found some little goodie (or a big one).

Some of the things that have come and gone: