All the time!!! That's one of my favorite things to do. My husband actually goes along with me. He's very handy and creative and can see the potential of a piece of furniture or item and then I'm the hard bargainer. So we work the garage sales like a team. He spots to pieces he has ideas for and then I see how cheap I can get them.
I think it's easier to have a positive experience when you are reclaming or upcycling for yourself or friends and family. I think it's harder when you are trying to do it for profit. But I'm sure you can be successful at that too : )
Thanks, this is really interesting, i love the concept of taking something old and discarded and giving it a new life in the home with a lick of paint or some amazing detail that makes it individual and unique. It sounds like you make a great team
But of course, and saving money is always a plus.I love to update old things, it expresses my creative side. With very little work, you can turn something old into something great. As they say, one man's trash is another one's treasure.
Habitat for Humanity sounds great, we are based in the UK so I don't think we have those here, just reclamation yards. I agree about the mattresses and pillows, they really need to be brand new. Thanks for your anwser.