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 I love a bargain.

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. Get Up Early As a rule, garage sales start early.

Donating Household Clutter and Taking a Tax Deduction

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I've been tackling clutter since January and I had the boxes stacked in my garage to prove it. Unfortunately not everything in your home is considered a tax deduction if donated. There are rules to follow when taking a tax deduction for your donated items. Household items that can be deducted if donated are furniture and furnishings, electronics, appliances, linens, and other similar items. They also include a valuation guide for items donated to the Salvation Army.

Mt Laurel Public Library Needs Yard Sale Donations

Birmingham Bargain Mom

Clean out your closets and garages and make a run down to Mt Laurel. Bargains Deals

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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Day 2 of 31 Days to Slash Your Grocery Spending: Organize your kitchen pantry

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I have another cabinet that is not in the photo where I keep coffee & tea and I store our bread in the appliance garage with the toaster. Donate any food that you probably won’t eat (and is not outdated) to a food bank. Welcome to 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending.

Tips for Keeping Your Stockpile Safe and Dry

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Whether it be a garage, a shed, or even a specially constructed structure, you have to consider the fact that you are trying to keep and use your assortment of preserved foods for years to come. If you can’t use any foods before they expire you can donate them to a nearby shelter or even host a dinner party and feed the entire neighborhood. Every couponer’s dream is to have a stockpile of food, household essentials, and non-perishables stored safely in their home.

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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.

Spring Cleaning Tasks to Get a Head Start On

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Even re-organizing the garage can leave you with a chill. If you plan to re-organize your closet and drawers, take the opportunity to go through your clothing and sort it into “keep”, “discard” and “donate” piles.

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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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. Here is a short list of some of my favorite finds at garage, estate and thrift store sales. I used it for years and sold it – for $25 – last summer in my own garage sale.

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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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Wait, Don’t Buy That Yet!

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However, I wait until spring and summer to buy decorations – and get them at garage sales. These get donated to thrift stores or placed in consignment shops so you might keep checking your local stores for these.

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Save (and Make) Money By Tidying Up!

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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Having a Hard Time Getting By? 3 Budget Leaks You May Be Experiencing.

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How often do you find yourself purging your closets and cleaning out the garage, selling or donating things that you bought on a whim and never really used?

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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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It Amazes Me What People Throw Away

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Why wouldn't you donate it to Goodwill? Last summer, a different neighbor was cleaning out their garage and put a Sears Cargo Carrier for the top of your car to the curb. Our trash pick-up day is Wednesday.

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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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How to Save on Sports Equipment for Kids

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The same applies when you are outfitting your youngster for a new sport; there’s sure to be the equipment you need hiding in someone else’s garage or basement so it pays to ask around or advertise locally.

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Am I Frugal – or Cheap?

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There is a lovely thrift store not far from my neighborhood that receives donations from the folks in the local golfing gated community. Of course there are certain things I haven’t attempted – putting on a new roof (although my spouse did this); cleaning out the septic tank; installing automatic garage door openers; or installing windows and new doors. Sometimes I wonder about myself.

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Live Green and Get More Green in Your Wallet

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If you happen to have an extensive library of DVD’s at home, consider donating them to the library so others can live a little bit thriftier as well. Renting out your garage or backyard for RV or classic car owners could bring in $25 to $150 per month, depending on the space you allocate.

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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.

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Realistic Couponing

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We have an extra shelf in the garage to store our stockpile (I could probably eliminate this too if I were more organized), but everything else is just stored regularly in the pantry or cabinets. I am also able to donate on a regular basis, even with my relatively small stockpile.

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7 Steps to an Organized Pantry | Kitchen Economics

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We don't have a pantry closet, so I use several cupboards in my kitchen for food storage and some shelves in my garage for any overflow. Donate any food that you probably won’t eat and is not outdated to a food bank. I'm on a roll. I cleaned off my desk and reorganized our home office. Now I'm going through our kitchen cupboards--all in an attempt to make my life easier. How can a girl make a grocery list when her cupboards look like this mess?

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?

Is Re-Gifting Acceptable?

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I keep a closet in the garage with gifts that I wasn’t so into. Donate your credits to charity (December holiday charities you can choose from include, Toys for Tots, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Boys & Girls Club, Goodwill). To re-gift or not re-gift?

"Potential Accomplishments" and The Natural Magic of List-Making: Creating a Master~List

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" All things on earth point home in old October. " --Thomas Wolfe ~~~ As you probably already have guessed, I am a list ~ maker and leave very little to memory. In fact, the only thing I really leave to memory is where I put my lists !

Black Friday Freebies 2016 : 152 List of Awesome Free Stuff

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Free photo package with a donation to Toys for Tots. BOGO free on various items from floor mats to flashlights and garage stools. Black Friday Freebies? Oh yes it’s free! In fact, get 152 BOGOs, freebies, and giveaways…oh, my! From every major retailer in the U.S.: Happy Freebie Black Friday. Bass Pro Shops: Free photo with Santa through Dec. Free digital Christmas card. Belk: Free gift card giveaway from ebBay, Walmart, and Amazon. Free beauty and fragrance samples. $10

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How to Shop for Free on Black Friday : 152 Freebies

Coupons Do Work

Free photo package with a donation to Toys for Tots. BOGO free on various items from floor mats to flashlights and garage stools. Black Friday Freebies? Oh yes it’s free! In fact, get 152 BOGOs, freebies, and giveaways…oh, my! From every major retailer in the U.S.: Happy Freebie Black Friday. Bass Pro Shops: Free photo with Santa through Dec. Free digital Christmas card. Belk: Free gift card giveaway from ebBay, Walmart, and Amazon. Free beauty and fragrance samples. $10

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6 Tips to Save Money On Home Décor

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Check out some thrift stores, vintage stores, flea markets, and garage sales. If you can’t sell something, consider donating it and at least getting the tax write off. Just be sure to keep your receipts so that you can get the tax credit for the donation.