Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The $500 Challenge Update and Link-Up

After a lot of preparation, we finally had our yard sale last weekend and thankfully the weather cooperated and wasn't an issue.

We made $180...woohoo!! I fell short of my goal of making half of my $500 through the yard sale, but honestly by the end of the sale, there wasn't much left of any real value. I have several boxes of stuff that I need to drop off at the Salvation Army for donation and I also have a few closets and drawers that feel much lighter. And my garage has a dance floor again.

Next Thursday, May 6 is the final tally post for the $500 Challenge. I have a few things that I need to wrap up before then, like cash in our change jar, review our spending for April to see if we had any reductions in spending and submit a $50 rebate.

So essentially, you have an extra week to get any last minute additions to your final tally too!

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  1. I'm so glad you were able to get the sale done! They are sooo much work. But it's nice to get money for things you don't need anymore and allow them to be useful for your family one more time! I need to have a garage sale, but just don't have it in me. I hope you can reach your $500 goal!

  2. Good haul from your garage sale! What's your grand total from the last 3 weeks at now? I made a bit more progress this week, hope it make it to $500 by next thursday!!

  3. Thanks Kristi Lea for the comments.

    Lindsay - I know of $230 right now, but I still have to review our april spending and take our change to the bank.


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