Every Saturday morning my friend Ellen would shop garage sales, and return home to show off her treasures.
I used to marvel at the treasures she would find until I wised up and joined her!
What treasures can you find at a garage sale or yard sale? Here’s a list (in no particular order) of some items I discovered when volunteering at a school garage sale:
- Terra Cotta Pots
- Sterling Silver Jewelry –
- Jean Jacket
- Birkenstock Sandals
- Locker Shelf
- Samsonite Suitcase
- Set of Dishes
- Lladro Madonna
- Stuffed Animal
- Mountain Bike
All sizes 50¢
All the jewelry, real & costume was in a basket marked 50¢
50¢…that’s cheaper than renting a movie, and then you can sell it back at a garage sale or half price books.
Name brand, $2.00! Clothes are always a bargain at garage sales, but you must be willing to dig! The clothes are usually piled in a heap on a table, and there will not be a dressing room.
$1.00! A lady found 6 pairs!
Like new for just 50¢.
Brand new with tags for only $1.00!
$10.00 for the entire set! Yes, this is why Ellen had a set of dishes for every season!
$2.00! Somebody must not have known the true value of this! You just might find the next star of The Antiques Road Show at a yard sale.
50¢ for a brand new giant Easter Bunny! If your children are always begging for new toys, and you find yourself always giving in and blowing your budget…maybe it’s time to take them to a garage sale! Toys abound at garage sales and yard sales!
I told my son that there was no point in spending $200+ on a brand new bike for college that was going to sit out in the rain, so he found a great $40 mountain bike at a garage sale!
Of course, I can’t promise what you’ll find at a garage sale, but I can promise you’ll find some bargains!
Please remember The Budget Diet’s rules for shopping at Garage Sales, Goodwill, Consignment Shops and Thrift Stores:
- Be Open Minded
- Shop Often
- Be Friendly
- A Bargain is Only a Bargain if You Can Use It
- Use Your Imagination
- Shop in Upscale Neighborhoods
Start your Saturday morning off with a bargain! Get in the garage sale habit!
What treasures you have found at garage sales and yard sales?