Thursday, June 23, 2011

thrift tip: garage sale

thrift tip: don't just thrift, garage sale. and when you can, garage sale on Friday!

Last week Isaac and I scoped out 4 garage/ yard/ moving sales. Two of them were "come on in and buy anything you can find because we're moving and it all needs to go" sales. Yes! Those are my favorite!

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We spent around $25 and came home with a plethora of swag/ booty/ loot:
2- 5 gallon jugs
a bazillion hangers
5 wooden picture frames
green thermos (for camping)
white corningware casserole dish
blue scale
colorful stacker toy (Isaac's new favorite)
s&p shakers (for camping)
green egg container (for camping)
beaded cardigan (LOFT)
2 work shirts for Ben
red tennis shoes
knee pad
2 pairs of shorts for Isaac
thermal shirt
html book
green electric blanket

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{are those not the most colorful garage sale finds ever?}

too much? eh, we had fun and it's all practical stuff! Like stuff I've been looking to buy.. to include those 5 gallon water jugs ($1 a piece). Those things are dang expensive to buy with water in them! But I just need them empty so I can fill them at Kroger for $1.25.

Also, I've been looking for one of those knee pad things that people use in the garden- only I need it for giving Isaac a bath. I think I paid like $0.50 for this one and they are $20 at Target! Score!

And I know you're coveting that blue scale, don't lie. $2.

But my favorite thing has to be the bright green thermos!

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Find any good deals lately? Please share. I'd love to hear about your swag!

9 comments:

  1. Duuuuuuude.
    That's twice today I've read the word 'swag' and the first time I've heard it in months. Crazy.
    Speaking of crazy, those are some excellent finds! I can't believe how shiny and new everything looks!
    As my dad would say, "You made out like a bandit!"

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  2. Here's the other swag: http://killerbramblings.blogspot.com/2011/06/choosing-joy.html

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  3. Awesome!! I love yard sales!

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  4. Oh my goodness. I really am jealous of the blue scale! Great for cooking/baking!

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  5. I am absolutely coveting the scale and the thermos. So lucky!!

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  6. You know I'm loving that blue scale...

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  7. this makes me want to go garage sale shopping! i especially like the thermos :D

    http://bottleblack.blogspot.com

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  8. i love those wooden frames! I keep meaning to go to garage sales, but then I look around my house and think "I need to have a garage sale"! you got some great finds!

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  9. I absolutely love garage, yard, estate sales. I just wish my weekends were free so that I could visit them. For the past two weeks, my mother and I have hosted them and they've been a fun experience.

    http://thriftyandshameless.blogspot.com

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