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:
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?
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) …
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.
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)
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.
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!
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:
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:
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.