10 Best Things to Buy at Garage or Yard Sales to Save Money

I love a good yard sale!
I love a good yard sale! | Source

What do you buy at yard sales?

I love the spring when garage sales and yard sales start popping up here and there. Summertime is a great time to take advantage of the many garage sales that appear in the neighborhood and all over town.

I’m fortunate in that I don’t have to go very far to scout out yard sales. I love in a nice, established neighborhood with lots of family homes. These middle class families know how to recycle their stuff by having yard sales. It seems like every weekend that several families are having sales.

I’ve loved going to yard sales since I went with my mom as a child. It’s fun to find things that I can use or that I collect. Since the economy has not been so good (understatement) for the past decade, more and more people are turning to buying used items in order to save money. I have been an avid garage saler off and on all my life.

Over the years, I have learned what items are worth looking for at garage sales. Many of these items are plentiful and can save a person a lot of money. Yard sales, to me, are addictive, and make me almost unable to ever buy anything new!


Cute table!

Garage sales are great for buying furniture at cheap prices. This table I picked up for seven dollars. It is solid wood and said "cute table." Isn't it, though?
Garage sales are great for buying furniture at cheap prices. This table I picked up for seven dollars. It is solid wood and said "cute table." Isn't it, though? | Source

1. Furniture

You can save a ton of money by buying your furniture at yard sales. People buy new furniture from time to time and will unload their older stuff for a fraction of what furniture costs new. Moving sales are great for buying furniture, as sometimes the furniture can be in really good shape, but the owners just don’t want to move it. Sometimes furniture is hard to find or worn out but often you can find a great deal. I have bought cute side tables and antique chairs. I’ve found storage ottomans and decorative footstools. Handy items like bookshelves or storage bins for the garage are items I often see at garage sales.

One of my favorite finds was an antique wood Queen Anne bed for $60. With my love for vintage and retro items anyway, I don’t know that I would ever again pay the price for a piece of new furniture at a furniture store. Brand new furniture certainly isn't as interesting as the older stuff--at least, to me. I'm like Phoebe in the series Friends, who believed that every piece of furniture should tell a story.


Like new pillows for a dollar or so apiece. There's my cat from Africa, too! Yard sales are great for finding decorative household items.
Like new pillows for a dollar or so apiece. There's my cat from Africa, too! Yard sales are great for finding decorative household items. | Source

2. Household Decorations

Common household items abound at yard sales. People are always selling picture frames, many that are really nice. I have bought high count sheet sets that are luxiourously soft for just a few bucks instead of $50 or more. Look for home décor items, such as knick knacks, wall hangings, and lamps. I love decorative pillows, and I can buy them for next to nothing, often in great shape. I take them home and wash them before using, and they are like new. Think outside the box, though, as far as just items that you like. Think of common items you need that will save you money. I’ve bought light bulbs, towels, pot holders, and trash cans.

Yard sales are often great places to find items to add to your collections, too .You can purchase collectibles usually pretty cheaply. See the cat in the picture. It's unique, made in Africa, and I only had to pay a few bucks for it. Sometimes I get cat figurines for dollars or even quarters.


Green cannisters for beans, cool old bowl, champagne glasses, and Coke glass. Kitchen items are plentiful at yard sales.
Green cannisters for beans, cool old bowl, champagne glasses, and Coke glass. Kitchen items are plentiful at yard sales. | Source

3. Kitchenware

Kitchen items alone can save you lots of money. You can find dishes galore, including coffee cups and miscellaneous drinking glasses. I've had a Krups coffee pot for about ten years now, and a fancy salad spinner for about the same.

People always have too many cooking gadgets and supplies, which is your gain. People get tired of what they have. I've bought spatulas for ten cents and kitchen towels for a quarter. You're sure to always find kitchen supplies at garage sales.


You can buy tools and yard implements at a fraction of the cost at garage sales.
You can buy tools and yard implements at a fraction of the cost at garage sales. | Source

4. Tools and Yard Implements

Tools and yard equipment are expensive! At garage sales, I often see lawn mowers and weed eaters. I see rakes, shovels, and axes. One summer, after a tough winter, I found a snow shovel for just two bucks. I would be prepared for the next winter! This summer I picked up a like-new hedge trimmer for only five dollars!

One morning, I saw a man pick up a roll of weed eater wire for only 50 cents. Dang! What was I thinking? I had just looked at that and not picked it up. After that, I started thinking that I really needed to change my way of thinking and really focus in on picking up necessities in order to really save money.


I got this whole set of chairs and footstools for $10--delivered! Yard sales are a great source for cheap patio furniture.
I got this whole set of chairs and footstools for $10--delivered! Yard sales are a great source for cheap patio furniture. | Source

5. Lawn Furniture

I often see lawn and patio furniture at yard sales. I can’t imagine buying new lawn furniture when I can buy a whole set of table and chairs for $20--or even $10. So why spend $200 or more on a patio set? I’ve bought nice metal lawn furniture as well as plastic sets—while saving a significant amount of money!


Why buy new baby and toddler clothing when nearly new clothes are plentiful at yard sales?
Why buy new baby and toddler clothing when nearly new clothes are plentiful at yard sales? | Source

6. Children's Clothing and Toys

If you’ve been to garage sales, you know that there are usually clothes for children at nearly every sale you see. Many of these clothes are often in like-new shape, as kids grow out of their clothes so quickly. Parents often opt to hold garage sales to recycle their kids’ clothing. Why ever buy new clothes for fast growing children?

Check out kids' toys while you're there. Skip the ones that are worn out or broken. Kids get tried of toys so quickly, so you may be lucky enough to find like-new toys in excellent shape.

7. Books

You will find tons of books at most garage sales. If you’re a fiction reader, no problem. You’ll find novels on mystery and romance, as well as classic titles. You’ll find books on health and spirituality and a ton of other self-help type books. Like cookbooks? I've bought a bunch at yard sales--usually for a dollar at most. Children’s books, too. These are plentiful—and cheap!


8. DVDs and CDs

People watch movies, people get tired of movies, and people sell movies. You’ll find lots of DVDs at yard sales, and, if you still have a VHS player, you’ll find even more of the VHS tapes. And you’ll pay next to nothing. CDs are usually plentiful, too, usually costing only a dollar or maybe less. You may find cassettes or even cool old vinyl records, if you’re into collecting some of those.


Gizmo in his like-new hideaway with his toy frog (that "ribbits") to the side!
Gizmo in his like-new hideaway with his toy frog (that "ribbits") to the side! | Source

9. Pet Supplies

I often see pet carriers—or taxis—at garage sales. These are expensive to buy new. I also often see pet beds, which you can take home and wash. I see lots of pet toys. Since I take my dog to sales with me, he often picks out his own toys. He is drawn to soft squeezable noise makers and will often find toys that he likes, whether intended for dogs or human children. Did I mention they’re usually about 25 cents or less?


Someone getting rid of their landline was my lucky day in getting this cool phone for $1.00. I love the old-fashioned sounding ring!
Someone getting rid of their landline was my lucky day in getting this cool phone for $1.00. I love the old-fashioned sounding ring! | Source

10. Office Supplies

Stock up on your home office supplies with clipboards, stackers, folders, notebooks, and organizers. I’ve found file cabinets and organizational bins.

Everybody gets ambitious to get all organized at some point and then let it go, it seems. Take advantage of this and stock your own home office.


Bonus 11: Adult Clothing

Not everyone thinks about looking for adult clothing at garage sales, but you can get some great stuff at significant savings. At least think about purchasing your casual clothing at garage sales. Why pay full price for t-shirts and short for workouts or yard work or for painting jobs? Instead, buy them for 25 or 50 cents. I have also found nice dresses, skirts, and shirts for only a dollar or two—items that were appropriate for a professional job. I was thrilled to find a classic black jacket for only a couple of bucks.


How much can you save?

Over the years, my yard sale shopping has gone away from shopping for cool deals on collectibles and decorations to steals on items that I need at home, anyway. To me, shopping at yard sales is fun, and it’s a challenge to see how much I can save on everyday items.

I feel like I splurge when I spend $20, an amount of money that goes nowhere when taking a shopping trip to the mall. I haven't been to the mall in ages. And just think of the thousands of dollars I have saved!


Welcome sign for backyard garden area!

Outdoor items are great finds at yard sales. This one cost me only a dollar or two.
Outdoor items are great finds at yard sales. This one cost me only a dollar or two. | Source

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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Vicki,

I think I need to get going and get to a Yard Sale! I haven't been to one in a long time! That lawn set for $10 is pretty impressive! You are quite good at this!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Go, josh! It's fun! Yeah, the lawn set was quite a find. I love saving money this way. It's lots of fun! Try it!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I went to my first garage sale of the season this past Saturday. I had just said to someone that I wanted to buy a new crock-pot as I have the old style one that the insert doesn't come out. Anyway lo and behold .... what do I find but a crock-pot that is practically brand new, stainless so it matches other small appliances in my kitchen and for 8 bucks. Was I ever happy. You'd think I'd won the lottery that day :)


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

I LOVE LOVE LOVE garage sales. Yep, another thing in common, sis. I think most of my house is outfitted with things that I haven't bought new. Um...I'm looking around...I have a papasan chair I bought new when I got married 10 years ago, but the coffee table is one my hubby made, the TV stand his mom made, his mom gave us our dining room table and chairs when she got a new one for herself, the rugs are all garage sale/Goodwill finds, even the clothes I'm wearing right now are Goodwill and Consignment finds. I haven't been to too many garage sales lately, but I'm gonna have to go this Saturday! I penciled it in on my calendar. :D


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

I've been a "hunter" for many years. I've found many good deals. I enjoy chatting with the sellers, we have some good laughs while I shop. Who doesn't love a good deal and nice people? Yard sales rock!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Susan--isn't it fun to find something like that? So exciting. As much as you cook, you definitely need a nice crock pot. I love taking that insert out to clean. That was a great invention! Thanks for the comments!


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

We used to hit the neighborhood sponsored garage sales around Daytona and Palm Coast and always picked up tons of good buys. Several times, we came across business owners that had closed up shop and were selling the last of their inventory out of their garage (one was a camping supply retailer and the other was a catering business selling all of their catering supplies). Hubby picked up some wish list items for a fraction and I got some of those must haves for the kitchen.

You just never know what you'll find at a garage sale. Excellent hub, Miss Victoria Lynn! :) VUMS!


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europewalker 4 years ago

Interesting hub Victoria. I love yard/garage sales. You never know what you will find, that's what makes it fun! Voted up.


Liz Walmoth 4 years ago

I love to shop garage sales for the bounty of toys! Now that I have a grandson, I am frequently looking for something new for him to play with or learn from and garage sales are great for this. Great hub!


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Angela Blair 4 years ago from Central Texas

Without garage/estate sales my household wouldn't exist! For those of us who love garage/estate saleing a great deal of the fun is in the loving of the game -- and the bargains we find are just iceing on the cake. I've shopped this way for so long that shopping "mainstream" (new/retail) horrifies me -- can't deal with the prices! Super duper Hub. Thanks! Best/Sis


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WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

My mother once bought a set of silverware at a yard sale, and it turned out to be real silver! She offered to return it, but they told her to keep it, even after she told them what it was worth!

You just never know!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

CC--We ARE so alike. Most of my home is decorated with furniture from flea markets, antique malls, hand-me-downs, etc . . . . I rarely buy anything new! I may have to go to some this weekend, too, but it has been so hot! See ya soon girl!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Sunshine--I agree! I get in some interesting conversations, too, since I take my little dog with me. He always gets lots of attention. We have lots of fun together! It's a neat pastime for us!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

I know, TT! You never know what you'll find which makes it exciting and fun. Sometimes I'm looking for a particular item, but usually I'm just going to find what I can find!


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twoseven 4 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

I love garage sales!! I have gotten so many great used children's items (clothes, as well as toys and baby bouncer chairs, etc) this summer as I stock up on items that I had borrowed but returned for my first child. I also just love the feeling of satisfaction you get when you find a really great deal at a garage sale! Not to mention the fun of feeling a personal connection with the people you buy the stuff from... Great article - made me look forward to finding more great garage sales this weekend!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

If i didn't know better i would think i wrote this hub. I love to go to yard and garage sales. I've found some unique items. I think it's smart shopping..Great article..Thank's.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi, I love yard sales, I always head for the books first, clothes second and outdoor furniture too! lol! I got a lovely set of garden chairs for my balconies from one of the boot sales as we call them, 4 for 5 pounds! approx 8 dollars! that was years ago and they still sit out on my balcony! great ideas and so useful these days, nell


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lannm 4 years ago from Out here somewhere

I think this was a great Hub and I enjoyed reading it.. It is amazing how many people you find that have similar interests.. Most of my house is down with second hand items or items that I have bought and redesigned to fit into my style... Lisa


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

europewalker--I know; they are so exciting!


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AnniesHealthTalk 4 years ago from United States

Yard sales are great for recent college grads! I'll be attending lots of yard sales over the next year. I have a hard time paying full price for anything! All your stuff is awesome!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Liz, good point on the toys. I need to add that! Thanks!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Angela, you are so right. Yard sales are so fun! I feel the same way you do about retail prices. It's so liberating to NOT have to spend that kind of money on stuff!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

WillStarr--That's quite a find--real silver! And that's cool that the people told your mom to just keep it! Thanks for coming by!


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Sherry Hewins 4 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

If it weren't for yard sales and thrift stores, I would be naked, eating with my hands and sitting on the floor. If I were a millionaire I would still shop at yard sales. Voted up.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

twoseven--All the reasons to go to garage sales--I feel them! Thanks for re-reminding me of all those great feelings!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

always exploring--Me, too! I think it's smart shopping. Awesome!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, Nell! I'm with you as far as savings, although my priorities might be different as to which to go to first. haha. Thanks for coming by!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Me, too, Lisa, about the house décor! Great to hear from you!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Lisa--You should also open up the comment section for your dog walking hub. I wanted to talk to you more about it!


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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

The question is: "Should I Share This Hub With My Wife (who loves yard sales), or hide it so that I can sleep in on Saturday mornings?" Great Hub! It almost makes me want to put sleeping in aside to go hunting the neighborhood (almost, I'm a tough sell. lol). Okay, I'll share it! Again, great job!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Great suggestions. I haven't been garage saling in a few years, but I can see where the money savings would be well worth it when shopping for these items.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

AnniesHealthTalk--I agree that yard sales are great! I have so many things decorating my house that I got for nearly nothing--and it all looks great. Why pay high dollar for stuff? Thanks for the input!


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penlady 4 years ago from Sacramento, CA

A treasure can be found at garage sales. Here lately, I don't think I've been seeing as many garage sales as I once did. However, I'm sure people will start them back up.

Good hub.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Sherry, you're so funny! I agree with you! and I would still shop at yard sales if i were a millionaire. They are just so fun!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

LOL, rcrumple! You should go to hunting at yard sales WITH your wife. You'll love it! (I hope--haha!) Thanks for chiming in!


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monicamelendez 4 years ago from Salt Lake City

Great ideas! 'Useful' for sure!


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AnnRandolph 4 years ago

I love yard sales. When I went through your list I realized I have purchased goods from every one of your sections. I have saved a lot of money but also have gotten to know many of my neighbors this way.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

teaches--You should go! It's great to find such bargains. I rarely buy anything at retail prices.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

penlady--I think, at least in many areas, the extreme heat has affected the number of garage sales. I'm used to seeing a lot here every year, but lately with the 3 digit heat, they aren't as plentiful. Maybe the fall will be better. Still, my dog and I make our way around to a few just about every weekend!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Monica--Very useful! Thanks for stopping by!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

AnnRandolph--You make great points. Thank you!


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Randall Pruitt 4 years ago from Georgia

Great hub! I like going to yard sales to find fishing and outdoor gear.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Randall--That's a great idea, too! Thanks for your input.


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carter06 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

Gosh this is a well laid out interesting hub Vic...since I've become a nanna I'm always looking for toys to keep at my house and this has been an economical way to do it...and I've found the odd vintage toy that sells for a steel...love the phone btw...glad I found this one...lots of votes...cheers


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

As a person who refuses to pay retail unless I absolutely must, I love yard sales. As a minimalist, I have learned to walk away from adorable things I don't need and to snatch up things I do need. Tomorrow is Saturday. Now I need a fix!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

carter06--Toys are a great idea, too! Thanks for the great comments.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Hyphenbird! I'm probably a "maximalist" so I have way too much stuff. I should stay away from garage sales more, but I just love them. Yes, I have to get a fix now and then, too!


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lannm 4 years ago from Out here somewhere

No, don't stay away from them if they bring you joy... I have way to much stuff too, but the yard sales are the little thrills in life we enjoy... So next weekend hit two..


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

lannm--You're right. If we enjoy something so much, why stop? Especially yard sales! Ill just get a bigger house to put my stuff in. LOL.


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

I love going to garage sales. I especially go to the ones that don't have all kinds of stuff out that you can see from the street cuz I figure many people just pass those by. This year, with the horrible heat, I've only been to a few. Fun article!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Sharyn--Great idea on hitting the ones that people may drive by! I never thought about that. I haven't been to many this summer either, but I do try to go to a few at least every other weekend. Thanks for reading!


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B. Leekley 4 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

My wife and I like garage sales, too, and also estate sales, rummage sales, Freecycle, and resale or thrift shops. Following our careers and dreams, we have moved a few times in the past decade, and the strategy we've learned is to buy stuff cheap second-hand (or get it free) and give it away if we move.

The local Salvation Army has one or another price tag color half off each week, and that drops to 69c on Saturdays. As bargain hunters and gatherers, we find good quality clothes, kitchen utensils, fabric for art and crafting (which my wife is into), children's books and toys to give away, books for ourselves, etc. I got my multi-speed bicycle for $35 at a church rummage sale.

A whole other level is buying at estate and moving sales and selling for a profit to collectors. I've known people with the knowledge it takes to do that.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

B Leekley--Great tips in all instances. You sound like great bargain shoppers! I love those deals, too. Yes, there's an art and skill to buying and reselling for a profit. My brother has a flea market booth and is learning to do that. Thanks for the input!!


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Sharkye11 3 years ago from Oklahoma

Ooh! I would rather shop at garage sales and thrift stores than any other place. There are some things I won't buy, like underwear, but almost anything else is fair game. I have saved thousands of dollars on books over the years by supplying my habit at yard sales. Sometimes they will let you have stacks of books for a dollar if they want to be rid of them. Likewise, if you buy a lot of clothes they often give you a discount. I love buying clothes there because I can tons of clothes, and never feel guilty if I ruin an item. Two years ago, I stopped at a sale and bought four band tee shirts, brand new, $1 for all. Awesome.

I also dig for items I can use for crafts or to repurpose. Love getting old furniture and shelves to re-do. And I collect owl figurines so I am always hunting for unique little owls that don't look like they came right from Wal-mart.

You can also buy plants. Sometimes you can get plants for free. If you stop at a sale and the yard has some pretty landscaping, ask if you have a cutting or two and offer to pay. They will usually let you take some for free and you can have a start to some heirloom plants. I have scored cuttings, seeds, and one time a bunch of bulbs that a lady didn't want anymore.

Great hub! Sharing around!


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justateacher 3 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

I love garage sales! And now with 5 grandchildren - garage sales are a must!! I can get anything they need for a fraction of the cost. And then I get lucky and find some of my old books occasionally - and get them for next to nothing!


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lisasuniquevoice 3 years ago from Michigan

Victoria,

It's so fun to go to garage sales and flea markets. I find little tables for nooks around the house and refinish them. I've found so many things you wouldn't believe it.

Lisa


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Angela Kane 3 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

I like to buy artwork and household decorations.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Wow, Sharkye, you really know how it's done! What a shopper! Like you, I would rather shop at garage sales and thrift stores, along with flea markets, than anywhere else. I have come to the point that I don't even LIKE new stuff, particularly furniture. Yucky. I like interesting, old stuff. Sounds like you do, too! :-) Thanks for sharing!


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Shesabutterfly 3 years ago from Wisconsin

As long as I can remember we've always gone to garage sales, they are definitely cheaper and you never know what you will find. Being an avid puzzle builder garage sales are definitely the way to go:) When my dad worked in the inner city he would always be bringing home wooden items mainly from the garbage to refurbish. He's made some really great furniture and shelving pieces from what others considered to be a lost cause.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

justateacher--I don't know how people--especially families--survive without garage sales! :-) And, yes, books can be found dirt cheap!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Lisa--I bet I would believe it! I look around my house and am amazed by all the cool things I have found at yard sales and flea markets!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Me, too, Angela! I get all kinds of household decor--and artwork is so cheap at yard sales! Woo hoo! Thanks for the input!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Shesabutterfly--You are so right! I've reused things that others were throwing away! I've also bought puzzles at garage sales. I love all the deals I find! Thanks for the input!


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Sherry Hewins 3 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

I love that old phone, what a bargain. The table is a real classic. You can get some more mundane, but useful stuff too. I once got a huge box full of unopened bath soap. I think I paid $5 for it, I didn't have to buy soap for about 5 years.


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

Cool ideas here. I like vintage too. The table you bought for $7 is really nice. I also like the patio furniture.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

LOL, Sherry, I love that about the soap! 5 years, huh! Gosh, we can get so many cool things!


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Alecia Murphy 3 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

Spot on advice. Unless something has to be new, I think it is good to try to buy it used. Voted up and useful!


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Stephanie Henkel 3 years ago from USA

Garage sales are terrific places to get all kinds of household items, kids toys and clothes and a zillion other things. I try to limit my buying to things I really need as I'm always conscious of space limitations. Recently, I bought a brand new bread machine for $2 because the instruction booklet was missing. Downloaded the manual off the internet and I was set to go! Voted up and useful!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

lovedoctor--Vintage is so cool, and so "in" now that it's getting more expensive! We have a couple of vintage flea markets here that are fun to go to! :-)


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Alecia--Me, too! Used is better when it can be found! Thanks for the comments!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Stephanie, I've been trying to limit myself more to necessities these days, as it's easy to pick up way too many knick knacks that take up space. My mom got me a bread machine, and I seem to have misplaced it! How does one misplace a bread machine? We're both on the hunt for another $5.00 one at a yard sale this summer. YOu got one for $2? Awesome! That makes me excited for this yard sale season. Thanks for the input!


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lucille12 20 months ago

When you think about garage organizing, the thought of an expensive garage organizational system often comes to mind.


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Victoria Lynn 20 months ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Lucille--I don't usually get around to organizing too often! LOL. My garage is so full, I'd have to have a garage sale in the yard!

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