Sunday, March 25, 2018

Yard Sale Saturday

On Saturday we spent part of the day going to several yard sales. Even with the rainy weather we were able to find multiple sales. 

Some of the items I picked up were in order for me to resell. I picked up a tupperware canister set, a Tennessee Vols jacket, and a Pampered Chef Deluxe Cheese grater all in order to resell. 

Yard sales can be a treasure trove of items that you can pick up and then resell. As long as you find one where the prices are reasonable.

We've stumbled across plenty of yard sales where the prices are too high. But as Amy Dacyczyn implied in the Tightwad Gazette, going to multiple yard sales is what will yield you the best results. 

Reselling allows me to create another income stream without having to put a lot of effort into the mix. I absolutely love going to yard sales, so this part is pure enjoyment for me. 

For myself I picked up a tupperware pitcher for $1.00, a brown jacket, two dishtowels, and some pop tops.

My daughter uses the pop tops on her canned drinks. They keep the soda contained in the can, which saves on possible spillage and makes it easier to tote with a person. We picked up nine of these for $1.00, so 12¢ each. 

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One yard sale we went to had a sign that read, "prices are negotiable," and the seller even told us the same. 

She had DVDs listed for $3.00 and I found one I hadn't seen in a long time, so I haggled with her to she would take $1.00 and she agreed.  

Now when I'm done watching it, I can trade it at McKay's Used Books and get my money back. That's another way we save on entertainment here. 

Haggling is fun and also saves you even more money. 

We are not yet in full yard sale mode here yet due to the weather, but it is picking up slowly and will be in full session before we know it. We are definitely ready for it here. 

~ Living within our Means ~


  1. Yard sales!!!!! I am so green with envy! We dealt with snow - lots of snow yesterday. UGH.
    Sounds like you got some great deals.
    Have a good week.

    1. Cheryl, I was worried there wouldn't be any, but we lucked out. I hope your snow melts and you can be enjoying yard sale season very soon. I hope you also have a good week. :)

  2. I can't wait for yard sales to begin. It won't be long thank goodness. I'm making a list now!

    1. I have a list too, Vickie. I hope we can both get our lists fulfilled during yard sale season this year. :)

  3. I too love yard sales. I went to several yesterday, but didn't find any worth buying. Last month I bought two sets of large window blinds for $5, and a wheelbarrow for $2.50 :)

    1. Oh wow, Nil. A wheelbarrow for $2.50 is a great deal! I love to find deals like that. We too have had days when we couldn't fin anything though and they are disappointing when they happen.

  4. Yard Sales are so hit and miss here and then there are the ones where they hardly have anything to sell to warrant a sale. lolz
    But you got some good deals so I have hope to me too. 8-)

    1. Yes! We saw more than one yesterday with hardly anything to sell and we didn't even stop.


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