As I told you before, I really curtailed my yard sale shopping this summer. Moving had a way of making me look at all my shtuff differently.
Here’s my tips for not spending much at yard sales:
- Don’t take very much cash.
- Go later in the morning to get deals; plus when people close up you can’t buy from them. 🙂
- Take your husband and 3 kids along. [Children tend to ask for lots of things so stand firm. I also had to explain to my son that he wasn’t going to get something from each place. Yoy!]
Since I couldn’t hold out for the whole summer those were my guidelines for 2 Saturdays. With my husband interested in yard sales we ended up buying a go-kart!
Here’s my stash from last Saturday:
- $.25 for a white lampshade for little white lamp whose shade broke during our move.
- $.25 for basket of apples to use as Christmas tree ornaments.
- $.75 for 6 glittery snowflake ornaments.
- $.25 for 2 colorful plates and 1 bowl. I enjoy having kids dishes.
- $.50 for a little girl doll and an airplane. I refused a lot of Happy Meal toys.
- $.00 for 3 partially used doodle tablets.
- $.25 for The Tightwad Gazette. Have you read it? Good or Bad?
- $.25 for a Boxcar Children’s Book. I know 3 people that collect them so somebody will need this one.
- $.25 for a play stethoscope. Our stethoscopes get used heavily.
- $.25 for a piece of material to use on a future jean bag.
- $1.50 for 3 computer games age appropriate to my 3 munchkins.
- $1.00 for 4 This Old House Magazines from this year.
- $.25 for the blue helmet my kids use with the go-kart. Picture here.
- $.00 for a pink tricycle, a church dress and 2 shirts for my 4yo.
I have to admit that shopping yard sales makes me miss them more so I’m glad it’s fall!
Have you found any good deals this summer?