Carboot sale, DIY and cleaning.

What else are bank holiday weekends there for?


I absolutely love going to car boot sales, having a mooch and getting a bargain… This one was different though, I was a seller. I haven’t sold at the carboot for years, since I was little and then it wasn’t really me selling I was just tagging along with my mum.

A wake up call of 5am (pops was already awake but in the room with my sister who was visiting) mad dash round to get ready, sort pops out and pack the last few bits up and we headed out.

This was the view where our car boot sale is held. It’s amazing on a sunny day, which this day was not it was freezing!


Before we had even got things out the buyers had started having a nose… sold an iron after about 5 minutes (we should have held out and asked for more) made our pitch fee after about an hour (£8 fee) and then it was pure profit from there. It started raining around 11.30 so everyone packed up and left. There was a carvery near by so we went and had lunch and tried to kill time as the car boot sale do a raffle in the club house (we didn’t win) such a good day and got rid of some bits and made money! We will be definitely doing another one soon.


What’s the best thing you’ve bought at a car boot sale?
Have you ever sold at one and was surprised at what sold and what didn’t?

Until the next post,
Are and Pops.


  1. May 2, 2016 / 7:50 pm

    I love a car boot, I’ve not been to one for ages though! I did one a few years ago & was surprised to make £70 from stuff I would never ever use again!

    L x

    • May 2, 2016 / 7:52 pm

      One persons junk is another’s treasure 😉

  2. May 2, 2016 / 8:01 pm

    I used to love going to car boots these days my mobility often fails me so I can’t 🙁 but one day I will make it again and find out all those treasures 🙂 x

  3. May 2, 2016 / 8:26 pm

    We headed out to a car boot this morning as a buyer but the queues to get in were a nightmare, even the local radio was putting out warnings, so we turned around and went home, but planning on going again next week.

    • May 2, 2016 / 9:04 pm

      Wow! I once went to one I had to pay to get in… I wasn’t happy with that so I went home. I was shocked that they would expect buyers to pay as well as sellers x

  4. Kira C
    May 2, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    I love going to carboots and actually doing them too! I really want to go through all my junk and maybe do one this year! There’s a brilliant one quite close by! When I was younger I used to be a massive doctor who fan and had all the magazines. I then somehow managed to sell them all to a guy at the carboot for about £10, it was great!

  5. Rhian Westbury
    May 2, 2016 / 9:03 pm

    I love the thrill of doing a car boot sale if you have enough stuff. I’ve done a few with my parents and they’ve generally been good fun x

  6. May 2, 2016 / 11:01 pm

    Finding something unique at someone’s sale is such a good feeling. I’ve never done one myself!

    • May 3, 2016 / 7:30 am

      They’re great to do, such a good way to declutter and make some extra money 🙂

  7. May 3, 2016 / 5:44 am

    I love car boot sales. The best thing I think I ever got was a guitar for only £12. Still have it too, my husband’s restored it and it’s good as new!

    • May 3, 2016 / 7:29 am

      They’re amazing. You’ll be surprised at how much you sell!

  8. PurelyAmy
    May 5, 2016 / 8:07 am

    I love a carboot sale! I’m hoping to have one in a few weeks, really need to have a good clear out!

  9. May 8, 2016 / 3:41 pm

    I haven’t been to a carboot sale for a long time. I used to there most weekends when I was little! I love finding bargains.

  10. Deborah Mackenzie
    May 15, 2016 / 8:09 pm

    I enjoy going to a car boot sale

  11. Iris Tilley
    May 17, 2016 / 10:40 am

    Ive never done it but ive helped others Had great fun too

  12. May 17, 2016 / 10:44 am

    We’ve done quite a few car boot sales, mainly to make money for going on holiday. We have never taken anything home with us (except cash!), which I am quite proud of 🙂

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