My Best Garage Sale Finds

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

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

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

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?

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Tips for Buying Kids’ Clothes on Facebook Garage Sale Groups

Couponing 101

Garage sale and resale groups have become increasingly popular on Facebook. Here are some tips for buying kid’s clothes on Facebook garage sale groups. Buying clothes on Facebook garage sale groups is a great way to get clothes for your kids at a great price.

Tips for Selling Kids’ Clothes on Facebook Garage Sale Groups

Couponing 101

Instead of keeping it in storage wasting precious space, try selling it on a Facebook garage sale group. Many communities now have Facebook garage sale groups that make it easy for parents to get rid of old clothes. Do you sell items on Facebook garage sale groups?

Do You Know a Millionaire Garage Sale-er?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

A lot of us frequent garage sales. But once you have made your millions – would you still go garage sale-ing? Why would a millionaire want to continue to shop at garage sales? Garage sales afford an optimal way to get access products to be re-used.

Market Place: Online Community Garage Sale

Saving Cents With Sense

With great intentions, we usually set these items to the side for a future garage sale but as time gets by during our busy lives it is hard to organize and dedicate a full day to a garage sale. Have you checked out the new Market Place ?

Best Buy Trussville Garage Sale Saturday & Sunday -- Open Box Clearance

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Interview with Millionaire Corner

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Do You Know a Millionaire Garage Sale-er? Yesterday I was interviewed with Millionaire Corner. It was a very cool opportunity. If you would like to read it, the link is below. Millionaire Corner Interview. Interview with Millionaire Corner is a post from: Prairie If you enjoyed what you read today, please consider following me on Twitter , liking me on Facebook , or subscribing to my feed via RSS or email. Related posts: Interview with Fresh Stories.

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The Best Place To Hide Valuables In Your Home

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Sure, once in a while a garage will be broken into and a car or some high-end items will be taken, but for the most part garages are left alone whenever a criminal decides to break into a home. Here are some ideas for where to hide valuables in your garage: An old paint can.

Not So Free – Free Things

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

I love going to garage sales. Last summer, a lady on the street next to ours had a wonderful sale. This past weekend, I went out garage sailing just for fun. These things now live in our garage, taking up space that we don’t have! Free is good, right?

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Don’t be a Buy-It-New Snob

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

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. Neighborhood sales are my favorite, and they are prolific in spring and fall.

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4 DIY Entryway Bench Ideas You Can Actually Do

Couponing 101

So this door turned entryway bench will require that you either have an old door lying around or can find one at a local garage sale or hardware store.

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Keep Clutter at Bay by Recognizing Where It Comes From

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

I have a soft spot for good sales, whether they be at the local retail store (I bought way too many Gymboree shirts for my daughter when they were on sale for $3.99) or at a garage sale. Two and a half years ago, my husband and I moved to a new, bigger apartment.

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Go Green This Halloween

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

We do put up decorations (ones I buy at garage sales or thrift stores and reuse each year). 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. Search the attic, the backs of the closets, the garage and see what inspiration presents.

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4 Simple Strategies to Save on Children’s Clothes

Couponing 101

You can find used children’s clothing at thrift stores, garage sales, or online via Facebook Marketplace or eBay. Children grow like weeds. Since they change sizes so quickly, it can be challenging and expensive to maintain an appropriate wardrobe.

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It’s Easy To Make A Million Dollars

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Garage Sale Results Well, the last two weekends of ours have been busy to say the least. We hosted two garage sales in. All it takes is desire, persistence, a bit of luck, and lots of time. Desire.

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Save Money: Buy These 7 Items Used

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Garage sales, estate sales, and moving sales are all great places to look for used furniture. You can also find truly interesting pieces at estate sales. There are usually plenty of used engagement rings for sale at reasonable prices.

Teaching Children to Sell Helps Them Excel

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Why in the world would a sane parent want to teach their child sales techniques? Learning, practicing and honing your child’s sales skills will not be taught in school, but will be core to his or her success in life. Sales Are Part Of Every Transaction We Do.

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Free Fall Printables to Frame | DIY Fall Home Decor

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Just find a cute printable, pop it in a cheap frame (check Goodwill, garage sales, your attic, etc. Fall is upon us. Can you believe it? I just love the feel of Fall, and I always get excited to get the house feeling cozy!

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Christmas in July

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Start talking about the possibility of exchanging gifts with out of town recipients AFTER the actual holiday date – so you can buy their gifts on sale after the holiday. She also loves to go to garage sales and most of her small gifts are loot from her bargains at the sales.

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Do You Save Wrapping? – Thrifty Ways to Wrap Christmas Gifts

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Shop garage sales and thrift stores and estate sales. Christmas decorations, wrap, bows and ribbon all are continuous offerings at pretty much every garage sale, thrift store or estate sale I’ve ever shopped. Shop the after Christmas sales.

Children’s Music on a Budget

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Garage sales – I found a guitar for $5.00 once at a garage sale and bought it for my grandson. Musical instrument exchanges – some sites let owners list and buyers browse used instrument sales.

Adjusting to New Spaces

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

10 Steps To A Successful Garage Sale Garage sales are a great way to make some extra money, and they are a great activity for kids during. I’ve recently moved work locations within the same organization and it’s proven to be a very tumultuous experience.

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How To Organize A Project

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

10 Steps To A Successful Garage Sale Garage sales are a great way to make some extra money, and they are a great activity for kids during.

NW Territory 6 Ft Fold-in-Half Table- Only $37.99 with FREE Store Pickup!

For the Mommas

If your house is like ours, you can always use extra table space, whether it is for having extra guests at dinner, having a garage sale or even doing crafts! NW Territory 6 Ft Fold-in-Half Table- Only $37.99 with FREE Store Pickup!

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Canning CAN Be Cheap!

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I have found that garage sales , flea markets , estate sales or Mom/Grandma’s basement are the best places to score a great deal on used canning jars. Canners are readily available for sale at a great discount through online sellers at eBay and Craigslist.

Target Deal: Avery Address Labels $1.49 (Reg. $4.49)

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These are good to have on hand to use as price tags at bake sales, garage sales or church sales. Here’s a great deal on Avery labels at Target: Avery 1″ x 2 5’8″ White Address Label $4.49 (regular price). Use $3.00/1 Printable Coupon. Pay: $1.49.

Introducing New Couponing 101 Contributer, Alicia!

Couponing 101

Alicia loves to bargain shop wherever she goes…the grocery store, the craft store, restaurants, garage sales, and online stores. I am happy to introduce you to my friend and new Couponing 101 contributer – Alicia Whatley ! Alicia a work-at-home mom to a 3.5

Make Your Own Board Game

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I keep a roll of heavy paper (which I buy at Home Depot for about $11 for a roll about 2 inches thick and 2 feet wide) to use in wrapping packages, protecting floors during home projects, making garage sale signs and etc. I will probably use an old garage sale board game as the base, and just glue the printed game mat to it. The Toothpaste Millionaire is a juvenile level book that has many lessons to teach.

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Free Samples of Arm & Hammer, Eucerin, Greysky Coffee, and More!

Couponing 101

Free Download of The Complete Money Saver’s Guide to Garage Sale Shopping eBook. I am once again hosting Freebie Friday over at Mom Advice this week! Amy has endless craft, organization, and homemaking ideas, so be sure to stop on over for a visit!

Save Money and Go Green By Replacing These Disposable Items with Reusable Ones

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

You can often by these cheap at garage sales. Most of us who are 40 and younger grew up with disposable paper items. Because that’s all we knew, they became the norm. However, a generation or two ago, disposable items were less common.

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Organizing With Baskets ~ Ultimate Blog Swap

Family Balance Sheet

The picnic basket in the middle was an estate sale find and the little one on top.came from a garage sale. Today I’m participating in the Ultimate Blog Swap.

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Hatchimals IN-STOCK at Toys R Us – Order NOW For $79.99 Or Less!

For the Mommas

These are $20 more than the regular price, however we have seen some being sold at garage sales for over a $100. Hatchimals IN-STOCK at Toys R Us – Order NOW For $79.99 Or Less! A lot of parents are going to be happy to find this deal, as are lot of kids!

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Wait, Don’t Buy That Yet!

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Sure I knew about the ‘White sales’ – the ones stores used to have in January on sheets and towels and such, but I really hadn’t a clue that there is a best time to buy many other things! Most claimed that the holiday sales were of no-name TVs.

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10 Summer Backyard Ideas for Kids

Couponing 101

You can check out garage sales as well if you don’t have any old pots and pans. Summer is just around the corner and I can’t help thinking about all the time I’ll be able to spend when the kids are out of school.

Meet Amanda & Daniel. They Paid Off $68,000 in Debt in 8 Months.

Family Balance Sheet

We sold extra items that we weren’t using through Craigslist and garage sales. Today’s Debt Free Story is from Amanda & Daniel. Together they blog about becoming debt free and location independence in order to serve the world at Life with a Mission.

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3 Savvy Ways to Save on Kids’ Sports Gear

Couponing 101

You can find secondhand sports gear at thrift stores, garage sales, Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, and sports resale shops, like Play It Again Sports. Going to your child’s baseball game may be a fun way to spend an evening.

Ways to Make Do With What You Have

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

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. Have you heard the old saying: “Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”?

Rent-to-Own Homes: A Way to Make a Home Sale Work

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

The rent-purchase agreement allows the buyer to live in the home while paying the seller rent, and the part of the rent goes toward the home’s sale price. Do You Know a Millionaire Garage Sale-er?

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Things You Can Do To NOT Make Money

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

I’ve always loved going to salesgarage sales, estate sales, auctions, moving sales – no matter. To be successful, I think you need access to free or really cheap bulk sale items. Estate sales are pretty expensive if you are trying to make a profit.

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Things I’ve Learned During 30 + Years of Home Ownership

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

As a child and teen, I painted (inside and out), mowed and trimmed, punched holes in concrete to install decorate iron railings, worked with hand and power tools and helped my parents do everything from putting up a garage to putting up storm windows.

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Simple Things You Can Do to Be Environmentally Friendly and Save Money

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

I happened upon some old canning Mason jars at a garage sale, and now we use those for everything–making iced tea in the summer, putting leftover soup in, holding our homemade laundry detergent. So often, being environmentally friendly and saving money go hand in hand.

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5 Ways to Keep Your Home Clutter Free

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

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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