Monday, May 7, 2012

Garage Sale Blessings!

We finally had our big garage sale!! It was a huge success! I learned so much both about garage sales and a tiny hint of what my God is capable of doing!

Garage Sale in review:

-- We asked for donations and didn't really know what to expect. God did! Before we knew it our ENTIRE garage was packed full of stuff and we had to start putting items in the dining and living rooms! The response to our request for donations blew our minds!! We had so much stuff! Think of a lot of stuff then double that and you "might" be close :)

-- We worked hard sorting, organizing and pricing items! Sweet family and friends helped us organize and even brought us dinner the week of the sale! God is teaching us so much about serving others through our family and friends!

-- Lee and I prayed specifically for God's name to be glorified, pretty weather, friendly customers and a profit of $1,000.

-- Family came over Friday night before the sale. We finished organizing, ate pizza and got ready for the sale. We didn't go to bed til midnight, then woke up at 4:30 (talk about needing some coffee!) I'm pretty sure I didn't sleep at all :)

-- FINALLY... Saturday was here. We started putting the stuff outside that wasn't going to stay in the garage around 5am and finished at 6am. Our first customers arrived with flashlights at 5:30 am!

-- The day was crazy busy!! We SERIOUSLY could not have done it without the help of our family!! We are so thankful for them!! At one point, Kristin (my sis in law), Kelli (Lee's cousin) and myself were all checking people out and we had two lines full of customers! Craziness :) But good craziness! For those of you who know where we live - someone told us that we had cars parked all the way down to the stop sign! Prior to the sale we did not know how many customers to expect. I had made 120 flyers to put 1 flyer in the bags of everyone who checked out. Those flyers were gone quick and everyone (for whatever reason) did not receive a flyer. I think it's safe to say we had a MINIMUM of 150 customers! We were totally blown away! I was also excited to know that at least 120 people left with a sheet of paper that had scripture on it :)

-- So how much did we make?? We prayed specifically for $1,000. God did more :)
Drumroll Please...........

$ 2,119

yes.. that's two thousand one hundred nineteen dollars :)
Blessed Beyond Measure! God continues to blow us away every step of this journey! Not just in physical/financial provisions, but in spiritual lessons as well!

Here are some pics! They don't really capture how much stuff we had because we were too busy with customers to slow down and take pics :)

1 Week Before the Sale :-/ 
Anxious?? I was!!

Friends came over and said "wow! we have got some work to do!! I think it is safe to say that "some work to do" was a bit of an understatement :) Remember.. the dining room is full too!


Here is one wall on the inside of our garage

"Some" of the clothes inside the garage

Another Pic of inside of garage

Linen Table (inside garage)

People shopping

Some of the stuff outside. See Lee in the red :) He is such a good salesman!! Loved watching him talk to shoppers!

More shoppers outside!

These two sweet babies were swimming and riding in the wagon most of the day! Miller and Blakely
Notice the tables with boxes behind them :)

They LOVED it! Thanks Aunt Chasity for bringing the pool!

This is the T-Shirt my mom bought me! Hilarious!! For those of you who don't get it... Our Garage Sale was on Cinco De Mayo :) 

Thanks so much to everyone who donated, let us borrow tables, helped organize and prayed for us!
And a big thanks to our family members who helped the day of the sale!!
We couldn't have done it without y'all!


  1. WOW!!!!!! Praise God!!! What a huge success!!! So happy for ya'll!


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