How Much Clothing Will $2 Buy?

$2 Clothing Bag

Quite a lot, if you’re shopping at a yard sale.

We stumbled upon an unadvertised sale at the local middle school Saturday. The orchestra was having a fundraiser, and by the time we got there, clothing was $2 a bag. Sweet! Since my daughters are 10 and 12, and I still wear juniors sizes, this sale was perfect for us.

We spent some time digging through all the clothing boxes, and found some great stuff. Clothes from Justice, Gap, Old Navy and all those other brands that the kids love.

All told we ended up with 16 pieces of clothing for two bucks. That’s less than $.13 a piece!

My kids were so excited, I didn’t even get to snap a picture before they started wearing stuff. In fact this picture is minus two of the shirts that we bought.

A Fishy Trade

Tire

My husband rescued this wheel from a curb pile a while back, and decided to put it in our yard sale this weekend.

Crappie

Before long an older gentlemen arrived with a boat in tow. He was interested in the wheel, and asked if my husband would accept some crappie in trade. He had just gotten back from a fishing trip. I gave the nod of approval, and the man popped open the live well on his boat to reveal four crappie that were still swimming around (now that’s fresh).

Fried Fish

My husband filleted them. Then, we fried them up …

Fish Taco

and had fish tacos for dinner. And let me just say: that’s the tastiest wheel I’ve ever eaten.

Have you made any good trades lately? I’d love to hear about it.

Yard Sale Find: Curly Fry Maker

TaterTwister

A dollar will buy a lot of happiness at a yard sale. That’s all it took to make me the proud owner of this curly fry maker. I mean, who doesn’t love curly fries? And with a bushel of potatoes waiting to be cut into fries, I was excited about the idea of speeding up the process.

Presto TaterTwister

Here’s the box in all its 1990’s fabulousness. Those are some high-end graphics. I mean, check out the potato.

Spiral Cut Fries

I took the curly fry maker for a test drive as soon as I got home (you know you would have too). And it worked beautifully.

Curly Fries

Three cheers for curly fries.

Have you found anything cool at yard sales lately? I’d love to hear about it.

Curb Find: Vending Machines

Vending Machines

While we were out yard-saling this morning, we passed a curb pile with vending machine parts. What a fun find! We loaded everything into the car, and when we got home, we had enough pieces to put three machines together, with plenty of leftovers.

Vending Machine Parts

See all the extras? We even have the different dispensing wheels that you need to sell gumballs, bouncy balls, etc.

Double Vending Machine

And we rescued this double machine, too.

I’m not sure what we’ll do with them yet, but if nothing else, I think they’d be a cool way to store some of our art supplies. Wouldn’t the three red ones look cool sitting on a shelf?

2014 World’s Longest Yard Sale Finds

We made our annual trek to the World’s Longest Yard Sale this past weekend, and while the weather seemed to keep a lot of vendors away, we still managed to find a few deals. Here’s a look at this year’s haul:

Vintage Enameled Lights

I love these vintage enameled lights (it’s the kind of lighting that you might have found in a school or industrial building back in the day), but they’re getting popular, and that means they’re getting pricey. I saw some going for as much as $125 a piece! I lucked into an end-of-the-sale deal, and got two for $30 (the seller was originally asking $38 for the big one). Later in the day, I scooped up another shade for $5. I’m sure with a little patience, I’ll find everything else I need to make it complete.

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