Yard Saleing Again!

It’s yard sale season, every where I look there are signs. I want to stop, I know I’m missing out on some good stuff but first I have to get rid of some stuff to make room. Spring is a great time to declutter because you can always have a yard sale. No matter what you are getting rid of there is someone looking for it. I always have boxes in the garage of stuff to sell at my next yard sale. Every time I clean, I try to get rid of something. It’s a great way to declutter the … Continue reading

First Impressions Count at Yard Sales

There are still some great yard sales to visit before the winter sets in. Now is one of the best times to shop at yard sales, actually. The weather is still quite good, and many people are in a great mood to start cleaning out their houses of stuff before the holidays are upon us. They may also be looking to earn some extra money for the coming holiday season, and are more likely to have giant yard sales. When it comes to shopping at yard sales, having a good ability to bargain can really take you a long way. … Continue reading

The Advantages of a Spring Yard Sale

Yard sale, garage sale, porch sale, whatever you call it, having a sale of your not needed stuff is a great way to clear the clutter and to earn some money. While most people wait until the summer is in full speed, I am here to tell you that now is probably the best time to have your yard sale, if you want to get rid of the most stuff and get the most profit. After a long winter indoors, people are starting to emerge into the outdoors. They may be looking for something to do as they drive around … Continue reading

Scrapbooking Supply Finds at Garage Sales

Ever the princess of frugal, I am always on the look out for good bargains and deals at garage sales, that I can actually use. I avoid purchasing anything if I don’t have an immediate use for it, or I cannot see the long term benefit of buying it. Recently I have attended many garage sales with scrapbooking supplies, and have been very fortunate to pick up some awesome deals on things I will most definitely use. That seems not only frugal to me, but a fun find as well. I got pretty lucky on the first weekend we attempted … Continue reading

Frugal Living Review: May 19th Through May 25th

Did you have a good week? Ours was pretty good as far as being frugal. It was raining during the week days, so that probably helped, since we didn’t go anywhere. On Friday, out came the sun and the yard sales. Here is the Frugal Living week in review for May 19th though May 25th May 19th Frugal Living Week in Review: May 12th Through May 18th I sometimes get asked the question, where do you come up with your frugal ideas?!? I love this question, because it really humbles me. I am by no means someone who comes to … Continue reading

The Recession and Garage Sales

The Memorial Day weekend is the official start to the yard or garage or tag sale season here on much of the east coast. I have gotten some of my very best bargains at Memorial Day weekend garage sales. Folks have spent the last few weeks doing their organizing and spring cleaning, and they are ready to sell their stuff. For my little area of Pennsylvania, the sales should be numerous, since this is the first nice weather that we have had in a week, and everyone should be out and about enjoying it one way or another, including holding … Continue reading

Finding Free Stuff Events

Earlier today, I talked about free stuff events, and how wonderful they can be. I also talked about the etiquette involved when attending one. If you missed that earlier article, click here: Free Stuff Events. Now, I’ll talk about how to find these events. The best way to learn about free stuff events is by word of mouth. Let everyone that you know that you are interested in yard sales and free events. Very often, someone you know knows of an event coming up that is being hosted. Who hosts these types of events? Very often they are held by … Continue reading

Frugal Living Week in Review: December 17th Through December 30th

The middle of the holiday season is pretty hectic, isn’t it? Have you been snapping up those bargains? Now that we can take a deep breath and relax for a bit, we can catch up on all of the frugal goodness that is out there. We had a great Christmas and are looking forward to a happy new year. I hope it is the same with you. Look for lots of new frugal ideas and news in the upcoming year! This is the Frugal Living week in review for December 17th through December 30th. December 17th Frugal Living Week in … Continue reading

Garage Sale Frustrations: It Has Happened To Me

After Mary Ann’s article a couple of days ago, Yard Sale Frustration: Has This Happened To You?, I decided to answer her question in an article of my own. First, yes Mary Ann, it has happened to me. There is no telling how many sour yard sale days I have been through, but with the amount of yard sales we visit, I am quite certain it has been more than a dozen. I have certainly fallen victim to the whole “multi-family” yard sale scheme a time or two and usually yes, it is either a family who has taken in … Continue reading

Garage Sale Day: When the Sale Doesn’t Happen

We are all faced with a conflict once in awhile, or unforeseen event that prevents us from following through with plans. Sometimes it is out of our control, like the weather. And sometimes it is as simple as someone getting sick or an appointment being scheduled that simply cannot be changed. A rainy day will prevent a garage sale from bringing in sales from most people. And a bitter cold day can also prevent someone from coming out into the cold, rather than staying in the warmth of their home. If you advertise your sale in the paper or around … Continue reading