Sunday, May 13, 2018

Yard Sale Saturday

We were up bright and early to yard sale yesterday and we went to a total of 26 yard sales. The first one we went to was a neighborhood yard sale, which I like because you can park and walk around the neighborhood. 

The first place we stopped had some really good prices. They told us they were wanting to get "rid of things" when we first arrived, which is usually a good sign. 

They had boxes of really good books for 25¢ each, both paperback and hardback. We buy a lot of books at yard sales when we find them inexpensively, because we can trade them at Mckay Used Books. And I did buy several books to trade, but kept one for myself. 

I picked up this huge book, Gooseberry Patch Have Yourself a Homemade Christmas for 25¢. It originally retailed for $29.95, but can be found online right now for as low as $4.00. 

That's the problem with the mass producing of books today is that they don't always hold their resale value, so if you wait to get them, you can get them for much less, which actually isn't a problem for frugal people.

The next thing I stumbled upon at another sale was a box of sewing notions. They were priced at 5 for $1.00 and were brand new in the package

I've had zippers, bias tape, and ric rak on my shopping list for a few months now, so this was a great find for my sewing center. 

We bought a total of 23 pieces and she charged us $4.50, so 20¢ each, which sure beats the price these would have cost me retail and I had been looking at them at Joann Fabrics. 

Next, my daughter found a Mophie Wireless charging base like this one here for $15 also. We had looked at them at the Verizon store the other day and they are selling for around $50 right now, so this was a good deal. 

And of course both of us bought things we can resell, but I won't bore you with those items. It was 89 degrees while we were out yesterday, so it was a hot one. 

How about you? Were you able to get out and go to any yard sales? I would love to hear about it in the comment section. 
~ Living within our Means ~


  1. Love neighborhood sales. Oh I love, love, love Gooseberry Patch books of all sorts. I have several cookbooks.
    Great fun and great prices.

    1. Thank you, Cheryl. I was really tickled with the Gooseberry Patch book. :)

  2. WOW! Those sewing notions were an absolute steal! What do you plan to do with the rick rack?

    1. Thank you, Carol. I thought so too. I am going to make crayon holders to sell in my Etsy shop and they look really cute with the ric rak on them.

  3. Yard Sale Heaven for Belinda: Your bargains are top-notch. Excited for you and how you will trade and sell. Last week, I bought Gooseberry Patch's Hometown Christmas on sale, which probably will be a Christmas gift. Bailey hit a bargain.

    1. Oh, how neat, Anna. The Gooseberry Patch books are so great, that will make a very nice gift for someone. Bailey was very excited about her bargain. Thank you. :)

  4. You have found some great deals.
    Last two weeks I went to several yard sales and bought plants and pots , way cheaper than buying from big garden centers. :)

    1. That's great that you found deals on plants and pots, Nil. What a great time of year to find those!

  5. YOu did great with all you amazing finds!


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