Sunday, May 15, 2011

Yard Sale Scores

As I mentioned on the last post, IT IS YARD SALE SEASON!!!  Have I mentioned my love of yard sales?  :)

 I went yard sale hunting this weekend and found my son 4 dress shirts for when he is a size bigger. The lady asked $1 each, but I got her down to 50 cents each. One is a Carters brand, one is Childrens Place, One Ralph Polo and One is Osh Kosh. :) I was very happy with scoring these. They are all button down with no stains. I also found my daughter a denim skirt for one size up as well as a pair of pants for this next school year. They were each $1. For $4 all together, I think I did pretty well for the weekend. What do you think?

I also scored a large car rug in great condition (those ones you play with the matchbox cars on) for $2.00!  I am saving this for my son for Christmas or his birthday.  I can't exactly take a picture of it, as he will think he gets to play with it if he sees it out.  It is in the trunk of the car and will be brought in tonight.  It is in great condition. 

I didn't have time to post last weekend's finds.  I went to a yard sale and found a popcorn maker, which I have been in search of for some time.  There was a free bin which had toy cars and a few misc. barbie toys.  We grabbed a few.  The lady told me the popcorn maker was 50 cents!  I asked her how much these books were and she said to just take them and they were mine.  I was so excited, as two of them are from the Hallmark Store, and I collect cute Christmas books.  So for 50 cents I got a popcorn maker (not pictured), 4 cute Christmas books, and a few misc. toys that the kids were really excited for. 

I went to another yard sale and scored the Witch, Cowardly Lion, Tinman and guitar (all for Barbie) for $1, which my daughter paid for out of her own money since she wanted them. She loves Barbie and was very excited to add these to her stash of Barbie things.  The three toys on the bottom were part of the free bin at the first yard sale (and about 5 toy cars from the free bin not pictured).

So those are the finds I have had for the past two weeks.  I think I did pretty great.


  1. How do you find your yard sales? I need to be on the lookout for some good yard sales in Las Vegas for decent baby gear. (baby #5 on the way and I got rid of all my gear)

  2. @Kim, I typically drive the route I have to go to the bank. The bank doesn't open til like 9 so it gives me about 2 hours to venture out in search of yard sales. We keep our eyes open for signs and just go. It really is hit or miss, but I tend to find great things. I have also been known to drive in other areas while out and about.

    However, last weekend I was told by my cousin that her churches' boy scouts were having a huge yard sale. I am so excited that I went. It was clear on the other side of town. I will have to post pictures and a post designated just for that day.

    What are you specifically looking for in baby gear? Do you have anything yet?