Today was the town-wide community yard sale in the neighboring town — an event that is not to be missed by any “yard salers”! Rain clouds threatened overhead as my friend and I made our way from yard to yard, searching for that great bargain. And Wow! Did I!!
For less than $6 ($5.75 to be exact), I managed to find some good items: a wooden crate, a large hard plastic basket made to look like wood, a large grapevine wreath, a broom waiting to be decorated and hung on my front door, a basket (similar ones cost at least $5 retail), 2 small grapevine wreaths, and 2 ceramic pumpkin ornaments. All items I plan on repurposing and either using as storage containers for household items, or revamping and using as some home decor after adding my own personal touch to it. If I were to get these items at a local craft store, it would have easily cost me a total of … at least $20.00!
And that’s not all!!!! Toward the end of the day, I went back to see if some items I had my eye on were still around, and boy am I glad I went back!! I happened upon family with a yard filled with all kinds of boxes and bins of stuff with the announcement that EVERYTHING but the plastic containers items were placed in was FREE!! I couldn’t believe my ears! Upon closer inspection of the contents of the boxes and bins ….. well, let’s just say that wooden crate I had purchased from another yard sale today ended up becoming completely filled with treasures that many crafters like myself would appreciate! AND yet there’s more! At 2 other locations I found more goodies: a large, 3 drawer plastic container I plan on using to store my crafting supplies in, and a wooden chair in great shape that I plan on cleaning up, painting black, reupholstering the seat and using as my new chair for my crafting desk — both for FREE!!
So, yep! I would say I made out pretty well today, wouldn’t you? Just a few reasons why it doesn’t hurt to browse around at some yard sales. After all, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”! Happy “yard saling” ! 🙂