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Have Kids? What to Look for at Yard Sales
By Erin Huffstetler | 05/07/2014 | No Comments
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Buying your kids’ clothes and toys at yard sales is a great way to save money, but don’t stop there. Here are other things to keep an eye out for when you’re yard saling:

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Antique Kitchen Cupboard
Curb Find: Kitchen Cupboard
By Erin Huffstetler | 04/24/2014 | 7 Comments
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Last night, we had a few minutes to kill before picking our youngest daughter up from Girl Scouts, so we decided to curb shop our way there. So glad we did because this antique kitchen cupboard was sitting in someone’s curb pile. Seriously, who throws something like this out?

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Box of Hangers
Curb Find: Closet Organizers
By Erin Huffstetler | 04/14/2014 | No Comments
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Curb Mart was running a special on closet organizers last night. We rescued all of these things from a single curb pile:

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Yard Sale Supplies
Equip Your Car for Yard Saling/Curb Shopping
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/21/2014 | No Comments
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The return of warm weather means the return of yard sale and curb shopping season. Equip your car with the right gear, so you’ll be ready to snag those deal when you spot them. Here’s what I keep in my car (and what I recommend keeping in yours) …

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Moulding Art
Cheap Art
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/07/2014 | 1 Comment
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Pay a lot for artwork? Nah, that just isn’t my style. In fact, you see the collage pictured above? It’s made of door trim from old homes that were slated for demo. I scooped up a stack of trim at a yard sale, and asked my husband to nail them together for me. I just love all the contrasting colors and textures and the history behind the piece.

Want to see what else I have hanging on the walls of my house? Let’s take a quick tour.

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Coke Crate Used as Organizer
Organizing with Curb Finds
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/06/2014 | 1 Comment
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Getting organized doesn’t have to cost a ton of money. Check out these organization solutions that I created from curb finds.

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JFG Jars
Curb Find: Vintage Jars
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/03/2014 | No Comments
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We were headed home from a yard sale Saturday when my husband suddenly stopped the car and started backing up. I knew he must have seen something good in the curb pile that we’d just passed, but I could only see cardboard boxes from my side of the car. Well, it turns out those boxes were full of vintage jars. There were red JFG peanut butter jars (which I just recently started collecting)

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Flea Market Dresser Redo - Before
Flea Market Dresser Redo
By Erin Huffstetler | 02/28/2014 | No Comments
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The first warm weekend of the season is always the best weekend at the flea market, and this year was no exception. I’ve been looking for a dresser to use in my upstairs hallway for quite some time, and I finally found the perfect dresser to redo.

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Chickens Eating Pumpkins
Fall Curb Shopping
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/20/2013 | 2 Comments
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If you spot me doing a u-turn, you can be sure I’m in pursuit of some curb treasure. Here’s what my latest u-turn yielded:

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Soap and Candlemaking Tools
Estate Sale Find: Soap and Candle Supplies
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/08/2013 | 2 Comments
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Part of the fun of going to estate sales is that you never know what you’re going to find. We hit one the other week, and as I entered the house through the garage, I was shocked (and more than a little delighted) to find myself standing in a soap and candlemaking studio. And better still: everything was for sale!

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Upright Freezer - Interior
Estate Sale Find: Freezer
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/07/2013 | 2 Comments
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Bring on the meat and ice cream sales because I’m ready for’em …

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Green Vintage Suitcases
I “Dig” My Neighbor
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/05/2013 | 1 Comment
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Our neighbor just had more insulation added to her attic, which prompted a big attic clean out. We’re talking boxes and boxes of stuff hauled to the curb. We took a peek at her pile, and found plenty of stuff that was worth rescuing. Here’s what we took home:

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Brown McCoy Dishes
Yard Sales are My Super Store
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/09/2013 | No Comments
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Forget about WalMart and all of those other big-box stores. If there’s something I need (or want), I can usually find it at a yard sale. Last Friday’s haul is the perfect example. Check it out:

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Vintage Frigidaire Stove
Estate Sale Find: Vintage Stove
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/04/2013 | 6 Comments
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My husband and I stopped by an estate sale last Friday while we were out yard saling, and immediately spotted this beauty of a stove. I figured it would be out of our price range, but nope; they only wanted $30 for it. At that price, I didn’t even bother negotiating.

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Recalls.gov App
How to Check for Recalls
By Erin Huffstetler | 08/22/2013 | No Comments
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Before you buy toys, baby equipment or any large ticket item from a yard sale, thrift store or consignment sale, take a second to check for recalls. It’s as simple as entering the product name on recalls.gov, and there’s even a free app that you can download for checking recalls on the go.

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