My Best Garage Sale Finds

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Years ago, Mom introduced me to the idea of going to garage sales. People sell the darnedest things at their garage sales. Garage sales take time, you have to hit quite a few before you find the item you want or need. Typical garage sale prices are $.25

10 Steps To A Successful Garage Sale

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Garage sales are a great way to make some extra money, and they are a great activity for kids during the summer break. With the proper amount of planning, you can have an easy, stress free garage sale where you make a profit. Do You Know a Millionaire Garage Sale-er?

Go Green This Halloween

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We do put up decorations (ones I buy at garage sales or thrift stores and reuse each year). Buy one then sell, donate or exchange it. If your child (or you) just has to have that store bought costume with all the non-biodegradable materials (you know, that one that costs you at least $20), then after its typical one time use, just donate to your local charity or sell it at your next garage sale or online.

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Keep Clutter at Bay by Recognizing Where It Comes From

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While I appreciate the thought, those toys don’t get used often, and I feel bad donating them or giving them away. If something is cheap at a garage sale, I may buy it even if I’m not sure that I’ll use it.

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Don’t be a Buy-It-New Snob

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Fashion changes and new or nearly new clothing gets sold at sales or donated to charity. For me, going to sales is not just a means to find things I need at rock bottom prices, it is also entertainment. I’ve seen similar ones (Razors) for sale for $40 new.

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Save (and Make) Money By Tidying Up with Marie Kondo’s KonMari Method!

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She has a specific process of tidying up – you go through your various items, save what “sparks joy” and donate, sell and throw the rest away. I Same thing with my books: anything in really good condition, I’m selling online and the rest I’m donating.

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Children’s Music on a Budget

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Garage sales – I found a guitar for $5.00 once at a garage sale and bought it for my grandson. Relatives – Great Uncle Joe may still have that trumpet he used to play and might like to donate it to a future generation!

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Save (and Make) Money By Tidying Up!

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She has a specific process of tidying up – you go through your various items, save what “sparks joy” and donate, sell and throw the rest away. I Same thing with my books: anything in really good condition, I’m selling online and the rest I’m donating.

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Ways to Make Do With What You Have

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Donate good clothing you really can’t use to a non-profit and bank the tax deduction. There have been countless times I have seen nearly new, decorator pieces being sold for pennies on the dollar at garage sales because the homeowner decided to re-decorate.

5 Ways to Keep Your Home Clutter Free

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I took at least three trunks full of “stuff” to Goodwill, I had a garage sale, and I sold things online. I’m on a mission to declutter our home. Unfortunately, this isn’t my first time. Three years ago, before we moved to our current home, I decluttered.

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Tidying Up – Saving You Money!

Couponing 101

She has a specific process of tidying up – you go through your various items, save what “sparks joy” and donate, sell and throw the rest away. I Same thing with my books: anything in really good condition, I’m selling online and the rest I’m donating.

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Stuff – Full Circle

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Some get stuff from stores, the less financially favored head for thrift stores, garage sales, Mom’s house or the trash pickup routes. You donate to suitable charities. Maybe you put it at the curb, hoping someone will take it and use it – or you sell it at a garage sale or some other used stuff venue. Estate sales, moving sales and massive give aways are typical at this stage.

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Kindergarten to College – Back to School Money Tips

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learning to give by having them donate last years clothing. I love to shop garage sales. This post was written by Marie. . Who wants to think about Back to School when we are mired in the dog days of summer?

6 Tips to Save Money On Home Décor

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Check out some thrift stores, vintage stores, flea markets, and garage sales. Pick out your desired paint color at the hardware store and ask the sales person what you will need to paint a room. It is no secret that most people today are trying to find ways to save money.