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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Yard Sale Deals & Steals [1]

I love yard sales!  Typically Little Bear and I (plus Grandma and Aunt A) head out every Friday during yard sale season (approximately April to October in this area) to see what deals we can find.  It is so much fun to dig for treasures and you never know what you are going to find.  Some weeks are great and others are duds but the fun is in the search and the savings.

I know that some people are not really into yard sales.  Either they prefer the simplicity of walking into a store and buying what they want or they simply don't like the idea of using some one else's stuff.  But if you have the time and enjoy the search, yard sales are a great way to save money and find neat stuff.  You will be amazed at the stuff that people want to get rid of!

I buy almost all of Little Bear's clothes and toys at yard sales.  I stock up during the summer for the rest of the year and buy ahead in sizes.  I have gotten tons of clothes, toys and baby gear for Little Bear, as well as furniture, housewares and clothes for myself and Papa Bear.  Often I am buying name brand items for $1 or less!  I don't actually know how much money I have saved but I am sure that it is significant.  Yard sale deals are great for toddlers because (1) they outgrow their clothes quickly (2) they ruin clothes quickly and (3) they are fickle about the toys/clothes that they like.

In the hopes of convincing others of the greatness of yard sales I am going to start a weekly feature to showcase all of my yard sale deals and steals.  I hope you enjoy!

Here are the steals and deals of this weekend:

For Little Bear:

Thom McAn sandals
Carter's one piece collared pant outfit
Baby Gap overalls
Healthtex one piece pant outfit
Arizona short overalls
Gymboree sweater
Old Navy corduroy sport jacket
Chaps one piece collard short outfit with tags
Baby Gap button down shirt
Baby Gap flannel shirt
OshKosh cargo shorts
Children's Place linen short sleeve dress shirt
OshKosh khaki pants
Old Navy corduroy pants
Carter's corduroy overalls
OshKosh long sleeve collared shirt
Old Navy T-shirt
George short sleeve polo
Jumping beans denim shorts
OshKosh long sleeve T-shirt
Baby Gap cargo shorts
Old Navy short sleeve polo
Carter's T-shirt
Children's Place dress pants

Here are pics of some of my faves:

Gymboree sweater - $2 (this was a splurge!)

Old Navy corduroy sports coat -$3 (my other splurge!)

OshKosh long sleeved tshirt - $1

OshKosh khaki pants and Old Navy corduroy pants - $1 each

Gap dress shirt and Gap flannel shirt - $.75 each

Chaps one piece collared shorts outfit with tags - $3

For Papa Bear:

Bare Traps work boots
Lee dungarees
St. John's Bay short sleeved polo
Local school district long sleeved polo (to show some school spirit!)
Gap long sleeved thermal
3 American Eagle Outfitters sweaters
Woolrich sweater

For Me:

Milk Mumu
Gap long sleeved shirt
Aeropostale sweater
SO velvet dress
IZ Byer California shirt

Grand Total: $26.50!

1 comment:

  1. You got a steal!! Garage sales are the greatest, aren't they?

    New follower! :)


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