Yard Sales – shop ’em!

Yard sales are a great place to find unbelievable deals! You will find clothes a lot of times for no more than $1 a piece. Bedding for next to nothing, fabrics, home decor, furniture, etc. etc. Yard sales are cheaper to shop than even the thrift stores! The only catch is that you will have to be an early bird to catch the best deals! Yard sales can start at 6 or 7 am and usually end by lunch time.

Tips for yard saling:

Leave the designer bags and wallets AT HOME! Let’s be real….. if you’re carrying a Coach purse, people are going to assume that you’ve got money. If you want to be able to bargain and haggle, don’t expect to be taken seriously when you’re carrying a $200 purse. That being said, ditch the purse all together and come packed with small bills and reusable bags. Leave the larger bills tucked away if you’re trying to haggle for a cheaper price. If an item is marked $15 and you want it for $10, don’t show them a $20 bill!

A yard saler’s best friend:

The Yard Sale Treasure Map  is an AMAZING site! It logs all the yard sales from Craigslist into one site. You input your address and see all the yard sales in your area. You can select the radius in miles and even pick yard sales based on what items you are looking for. It will search them for you! When you’re done, you can print out a map of yard sales and it gives you step by step directions from one to the other including a description of what’s at each sale! It’s FANTASTIC! If you take the time to do this the night before, it will save you time and hopefully point you towards the best deals!

If you’re skeptical, let me show you what $23 and two hours of hunting can find:

A vintage Hungry Jack pancake tin and a brand new roll of baby drawer liner (perfect for his old dresser that needs liner)

Fabric. A handquilted piece that will make great pillows, cute pants for B, or whatever else! I’m really excited about these two faux furs. They are PERFECT photo props! For my husband the photographer, these 50 cent fabrics will wield some great pictures of B I think.

Two brand new pairs of flats with not a scratch on them. ($6)

17 Women’s tops (name brands!) for me and my sister-in-law, 1 pair of jeans, 1 short, 1 skirt, 3 dresses (2 NWT), 1 yoga pant.

6 tops for B, 1 hoodie, and 1 pair of pants…

A new mobile for B with animals on it:

My favorite purchase was a $2 bumper set made of chenille and cloth. It’s white, yellow, green and blue and matches perfectly with his room.

Other finds: A new three ring binder for school, 2 free reusable bags, and a coupon for a free burger from Hardees.

Love yard sales yet? Happy shopping!

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About palaciosamantha
I'm a Social Media Manager for a large home decor company who enjoys staying current in trends in both the fashion and home industries. I have a passion for writing, art journaling, expressive painting, and photography. My greatest loves are my two children.

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