Tuesday Tips & Tricks – one mans trash is another mans treasure

12 Jul

The expression is something like that right? 🙂 Anyways, todays tip is to check out local flea market/garage sale/yard sales in your area. The other morning as I went to water the plants in our yard, I happened to notice tons of cars going down our road and that our neighbor was having a garage sale. It couldn’t have been easier! I just walked across the street and checked out all their good stuff. Plus, since I was up so early, I checked out all the good stuff before it was picked over.

You never know what you’ll find at a yard sale and I think it’s a great way to spend a Saturday morning! I came home with just one rocking horse toy for our little guy this time but they did have a lot of really great stuff!

5 Responses to “Tuesday Tips & Tricks – one mans trash is another mans treasure”

  1. Reasonably Less July 12, 2011 at 7:32 am #

    Very Interesting, Love it! Nice site, I will be sure to come back to visit! Check out my JULY 2011 blog hop at http://www.reasonablyless.com

    “Mommy freebies, coupons and Advice on using coupons”

    • The Penny Wise Chick July 13, 2011 at 7:16 am #

      I like your site! YOu have a lot of great info on there. Thanks for stopping by. =)

  2. Cathy Kennedy July 13, 2011 at 7:24 am #

    I’m not big into yard sales or flea markets, but once I remembered throwing away the children’s old Little Tikes car. It was so damaged by sun that I was certain it wouldn’t be fit even to take to Goodwill so I sat it at the curb. I thought maybe someone will happen along, spot it, and take it home. Guess what, that’s exactly what happened. A lady stopped by and asked if she could take it. I said, “Sure.” She was delighted and said her little boy has been wanting one, but they couldn’t afford one. My heart was deeply touched.

    Check out my recent posts….
    40 Miles and Counting!
    The Filthy Truth
    What’s Happening to My Teeth, part 5

    ~Cathy Kennedy, Children’s Author
    The Tale of Ole Green Eyes

    • The Penny Wise Chick July 13, 2011 at 11:48 am #

      That’s so great! I love when you can help someone else out, and so easily too! Thanks for stopping by. I just read your post on 40 miles and counting – good luck on the fitness journey! I think since my son was born I’m in a daily challenge of eating right, staying active and getting back in shape. Hope you have a great day!

  3. Cricket @ Thrifty Texas Penny July 13, 2011 at 6:49 pm #

    I love shopping garage sales. Why pay more than you have to for something right? Stopping by from the Work Together Wednesday Alexa Hop.

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