Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Carbooting crazy!

On Saturday we went to do one of the biggest carboot sales in our county. We really weren’t too sure how this was going to go and if people wanted to buy our ‘tat’, however as the saying goes ‘one persons rubbish is another persons treasure!’

I don’t think we were as prepared as we could have been. Friday night scurrying around the house chucking random unwanted objects in boxes. And no, we didn’t have a table to sell this junk on – had to go and borrow a rickety old wallpaper pasting table. We had a lot of stuff to sell and not much table room.

Up at the crack of dawn and loading all our booty into the car we made it to the market location at 7am. The location of this carboot was in what is normally a cattle market and I’ll be honest it wasn’t the most pleasant smelling place on a Saturday morning, but nonetheless we set up our one table and two upturned crates and the selling began almost instantly. As the day drew on gaps appeared in our table and we filled them with objects from our still packed boxes. 

We sold things at low prices, but some of these things would end up at a charity shop at the end of October if we don’t sell them so 50p here and £1 there all adds up. We decided to leave at 13:00 and still had about half of our booty left. We had to pay £11 for the stall and we also had some food whilst we were there and we managed to come away with £100 – not bad for a mornings work!

I think we have at least 2 or 3 more carboots in us and we’ve not even started selling the big items yet. Our total now stands at £462.78.


  1. That's great for a morning's work! :)

  2. Thanks Adele....just hope the rest of our carboots go that well. It's all still quite overwhelming...I have so much 'stuff'. I have a massive box of photos to sort through, school books, college work, Uni work and lots of books. I want to sell as much as possible, but I also want to keep some sentimental stuff. I hope my parents can store some stuff for me. I think we'll start selling big stuff towards the end of the month - furniture, TV, washer etc!