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Frugal Fun Ideas with Brie: Garage Sales

by Breezy Brie on 05/20/2013

I love garage sales and the season is just beginning! It’s so fun to find new items that I might not usually buy (or would actually buy) and get them for cheap! :) Anyway, the last couple of weeks, I’ve finally been seeing signs pop up around our neighborhood. Here’s what I’ve picked up in the last couple of weeks.
Last weekend, my mom, my little sister and I went to a subdivision sale nearby. My mom is a garage sale pro. When I was growing up, just about all of our clothes, toys, and even many Christmas presents came from garage sales! As a kid, we could care less if our presents were new or not (actually, I still don’t care, but I think that might just be me).

I picked up a punch bowl and cup set was $4. The box looks quite old, but the bowl and cups still look really nice! And for just $4, I figure it’s good to have one of these sets around. And then I guess it was a good day to shop for drinking entertainment sets :) because I found a margarita set for $5. I almost left it, but then decided it was just too fun to pass up, so I turned around and bought it! I figure for five bucks, I wouldn’t have even been able to buy the glasses at the dollar store.

Then, I was super excited to find the Crocs! Crocs have become my favorite go-to work shoes. I never thought I’d say that I like Crocs, but they actually have really cute flats. I already have two pairs and they are more comfortable then my other shoes.

So for a total of $20 spent, I really happy with what I found…and the season is only beginning! Anyone else started garage sale-ing (how would you spell that?) yet? If so, have you found anything good?

My garage sale tips:
- Use craigslist to find where to go and if you have a smart phone, Garage Sale Rover and Yard Sale Mapper are good apps to show you where the garage sales are.
- If you won’t pay what they have marked, just ask!
- Go to subdivision sales, then you can go to many sales at once and don’t have to drive around as much.
- Think about what you WILL need. For example, I’ve bought winter coats during the summer because I know even though I don’t even want to try it on now, I’ll need it come winter!
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Kristina May 20, 2013 at 7:04 pm

Love garage sales, virtually all of my daughter’s wardrobe since birth (now 3) has been obtained through garage sales. I love being able to dress her for about $50 a year!

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