As you know, I'm holding my first rummage sale this weekend -- yay me! (I'm no newbie though -- I've helped my parents hold them every year since I can remember.) It's a LOT of work, but in the end, it's really satisfying. I get rid of so much accumulated stuff, other people score some deals, and we get a little rainy day money to put in the bank. Everything that doesn't sell pretty much gets donated.
All the work is in the front-end, pricing, setting up, etc. Once the actual day comes, after you set out your stuff, it's not so bad. It's basically a reason to sit outside all day long. It's also a nice opportunity to chat with neighbors. :)
I'll give you all an update tomorrow after I'm all done and then I'll probably do a fire sale on some J.Crew items on my closet blog. So stay tuned! Thanks for being patient during my absence!