Today I did a carboot sale with my parents. My Mum had one table, and I had another. Our carboot doesn’t officially open until 1pm but people usually get there for 10am so we started setting up at 9am. We packed the car full of our old, unwanted goodies and set them all up on wallpaper pasting tables and clothes rails.
I was mainly selling old clothes, shoes, make up, bags etc that didn’t sell on eBay, so it wasn’t worth much. I also decided to sell my huge Lush giftbox of goodies. The RRP of that was £85 plus I had two Easter sets too! I sold the £100 worth of Lush stuff for £20, which I’m sure many of you would agree is a bargain! But I hate the stuff, it was making my room stink, and I just wanted it gone! So yay! And then I sold almost everything else for 50p-£1 each, and in total I made £100! So I sold a lot! I also made £100 selling stuff on eBay last week.. so thats going towards car insurance! I’m very pleased considering I made so much from selling stuff I would have just thrown away.
The weatherman predicted rain and showers all morning and afternoon, but luckily it didn’t start raining until we left! Overall we had a very successful day, and I would recommend it if you have a lot of unwanted goods. I think I might do a carbooting top tips post if anyones interested? As I know some people are boot sale newbies!
Here’s what I wore in the lovely sunshine. The dress was a 99p eBay purchase.
Dress: Hearts & Bows via eBay | Belt: Primark | Sandals: Select | Handbag: Charity shop vintage
I picked up this lovely handbag from the charity shop last week. It’s a navy blue leather type, with a gold twist fastening. And it has five compartments! It was only £3 and looks quite old! A proper granny bag but I love it!
I had a walk around the carboot to see if I could buy anything for myself, and here’s what I got:
M&S black satin clutch bag, 50p. Perfect for nights out!
Another party bag.. gold clutch bag from New Look, 50p.
Pretty floral notebook, and glass candle, 50p each.
Hollister navy blue sweater, was only 50p! Really like this.
Zara black long cardigan, 50p.
Floral china plate and sugar bowl, 50p each.
Grey knitted Topshop jumper, 50p. I’m now selling this on eBay as it doesn’t fit.
Black lacey Topshop skirt, 50p. This is lovely, but it’s too small for me unfortunately, so it’s now also on eBay.
I adore this jumper! This is also Topshop and was only 50p! I love it so much, can’t wait to wear it in winter.
Miss Selfridge coral blouse, 50p.
Cute little tin box with cat and teacup print! 50p.
What do you think of my bargain buys? Have you been carboot hunting lately? Would you be interested to know my carboot buying and selling tips?
P.S. It’s my birthday tomorrow!!