Tuesday, September 13, 2011

How To Flea Market Vol. III

You prepared yourself for the flea market, you went, hopefully you sold all your stuff. Here is how I make sure my flea marketing experience ends well.

The stuff for "next time".
  • Don’t leave anything behind. You don’t want to burden the organizers with things no one wanted to buy, it is not their job to dispose of them.
  • Return any tables/clothing racks/whatever to friends or neighbors you borrowed them from promptly.
  • If you have not yet, decide what to do with the stuff you did not sell. Categories like “Donate”, “Toss”, and, if you enjoyed this experience, “Take to the flea market next time” might make sense. If you don’t have the energy, just storing it for next time is also an option, most likely depending on how much room for storage you have. But getting rid of as much as possible will probably make you feel better. At least it works like that for me…
  • Donate the donation pile right away, then you won’t have to take care of it later.
  • If you do decide to keep a box or two for “next time”, pack it up nicely and store it.
  • Count your chickens. Well, your cash. And have some fun deciding what to do with it!

This part is not a very long, in conclusion, the goal here is to get rid of more stuff and makes sure you will not have to spend a lot of time preparing your next flea market experience! Please do let me know other ways of achieving that!


Alana said...

I need to do some serious purging. I'll be referring to these posts whenever I finally get around to it! :)

Erin said...

Great tips! I need to get rid of soo much stuff! Thanks for posting this!


Erin @ http://www.trufflesnruffles.com/

Kristin said...

Donate the donation pile right away...That is great advice!

The Fatal Femme said...

I've never had a stall at a flea market before but I'm just about to move house so it could come in really handy! Thank you for writing this, I will use it to help me with mine xxx