Sunday, May 26, 2019

Yard Sale Saturday & My Frugal Week

School is over for the summer, so I was able to turn off my alarms this week. Of course, my body knows what time it is and I've been waking up right around 5 a.m. each morning. LOL

First thing we did on Friday was go to several yard sales. We also went to multiple sales on Saturday and had the best time. 

Of course, I brought sandwiches, granola bars, and drinks with us, so we didn't spend any money for food out of the house either day.  

Here are some photos and descriptions of the goods I found this week. 

Acer Laptop $30, which will be perfect to carry as it's a smaller one. We haggled with the seller to see if he would take $25 or throw in this bread machine and he did. 

Rival Bread Machine 

Tupperware canisters and cups. There are two canisters, one is nestled in the bigger one. Both of these items were  $1.00 each. 

Brand New Kenneth Cole Leather Laptop Bag $1.00. 

These sell for over $100 online, so this was a surprising find. I'm going to list this on eBay for some added income this summer. 

What was funny was that I found eleven brand new pencils in the bag. I've added these to my sub bag for next school year.

This brand new 8 Quart Stockpot, Steamer, Pasta Insert was only $2.00 and sells for over $50 online. This will also be listed on eBay for added income this summer. 

Popcorn Machine $5.00

Other items I found, but did not picture include: 

Multiple CDs 10¢ each
Movies $1.00 each
Cookbook $1.00
Tennessee Vols Sweatshirt $1.00
Thirty One Bag 50¢
Bathroom Rug 50¢

Like I said it was a great yard sale weekend. 

On the frugal front this week we went to Kroger on Tuesday afternoon and found several items in the marked down bread section. 

One of the items was a bag of cinnamon raisin English muffins marked down to 59¢. There was a 25¢ Ibotta rebate on those making them 29¢ or 5¢ each. 

We also picked up the Kroger Friday freebie, which was a bottle of Core water. 


Kroger also had Hillshire Farms smoked sausage on sale for $1.99 when you buy five, so I bought those as well. 

That's all the news I can think of for now. I have several projects I will be working on this week and updating my blog more often is on that list. 

I'd love to hear how your week went. 

~ Living within our Means ~


  1. You got lots of great stuff at the garage sale. I hope the stuff sells quickly for you.

    1. Thank you, Marybeth. I hope it sells quickly too. :)

  2. Belinda,
    Thank you for another fun and inspiring post!
    As a former sub, I understand your busy-ness, but still delight in finding your posts when you can find a minute to do one. Never seen one of yours that wasn't a joy to read.
    Blessings on you this summer.
    Pam, Knoxville

    1. You're so sweet, Pam. Thank you for always being so encouraging to me. It means a lot to me. I wish you many blessings this summer too.

  3. WOWZA - you got some great deals. That is fantastic. Good for you. Enjoy your time off!

    1. Thank you, Cheryl. I hope you are doing well. You're in my thoughts and prayers always.

  4. WOW! you did find some great deals! I love flipping things on ebay, too. I would have been very excited about the bread machine. I still want one.

    1. I've been wanting one for a while now. I need to get some flour though as I am running low.

  5. My week was mostly spent dieting and cleaning....either of which were NOT my most favorite ways to spend the week. lolz
    You did good at the sales!

    1. Thank you, Sluggy. I think I would rather clean than diet. LOL

  6. You have so many plans for the summer and I love that you buy and then resell. I have thought of doing this, but no time.

    1. Thank you, Kim. I understand not having the time. You stay busy with your business, which is wonderful. :)

  7. That stockpot is a great deal. I’d love to find one like that for $2. Once I bought an electric wok for $2 from a yard sale and I love it.
    I hope you have a very profitable summer. :).

    1. Thank you, Nil. I knew when I saw it that it was a nice one. I love my yard sale found wok too. I hope you have a great summer and enjoy your time with family. :)

  8. Oh, I squealed when I saw the popcorn maker. That is my thrift golden grail right there. You are so lucky. So envious, in a really good way. You have given me hope. You find some gorgeous items. Great deal on the Acer Laptop.

    Normal frugal week. I am in the flood area so staying home a lot to watch my home and to stay safe. Missouri has lost way too many because of the tornadoes and floods. Some of the victims were just so young.

    1. Thank you, Safyne. That is the second popcorn maker we've seen. I passed on the first one because he wanted too much money for it. This one was a steal. LOL

      That is so sad about your bad weather. I hope you stay safe and dry and the bad weather ends quickly.

  9. Belinda! Been missing you, but you hit summer days running. Marvelous yard sale deals. Marvelous! Plans for the pop corn machine?

    Our local history and science museum is offering its summer deal of free, 90-day membership. (!!!)

    -memphis metro

    1. Oh my gosh, what a great deal, Anna. a free 90 day membership. I would love that and definitely take advantage of that great deal.

      I did ht the ground running this year, LOL. Bailey and I deep cleaned my bedroom today. It looks so good and wore me out as we even moved furniture. I took a small nap afterwards. I didn't mean too, but fell asleep in the chair, LOL.

      No plans for the popcorn machine yet although I did give it a good scrubbing for now. I need to get more popcorn to try it out and make sure it works.

  10. Hi Belinda
    You had such a great yard sale weeken. Great useful and also a few saleable items all for a great price.
    I only went to one sale on saturday. I got a couple of cute older kitchen towels - I think the material is called bark cloth. They have roosters on them. I already have 1 dressing up my tea & coffee prep area. They were 25 cents each. And I also got a red checked table cloth for 50 cents.
    I love yardsales !$!$

    Enjoy your week


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