Last weekend Michael Luke, Noah, and I decided to hit up a few yard sales for fun. We hadn’t been in a while and it’s always interesting to see what things you can come across.
The first house was a “miss” for us. They didn’t really have a lot to choose from and what they did was overpriced. Selling your items at a yard sale is not the place to try and get face value for your items people! We come to yard sales to score a deal.
Scoring a deal is what we did at the next house though. I’m ashamed to say that we ended up spending over an hour at this estate/yard sale. It wasn’t because of me either. I could have been and out of there in under five tops. ML on the other hand got a little distracted by all the tools for sale in the garage and Noah found something that we just couldn’t come home without.
We scored this table for $15. Which is five bucks less than their original asking price. Secretly, I had been hoping to come across a little table and chairs for Noah. She needs a space to call her own and an area that we can designate for “school purposes”. You know… like coloring the alphabet, working puzzles, and playing with her little pigs in their dollhouse. Don’t get too used to the way it looks though because I already have plans to paint it and customize for Noah and her future sister.
In defense of all ML’s finds he ended up finding items that we already planned on purchasing and at a way better price than you would find in a store. Like an edger for the yard that is excellent condition with the receipt still attached to the box and clamps for holding items together while the adhesive dries. It took him less than twenty-four hours before he used the clamps.
His best find though was a nail gun with an air compressor for $120! The nail gun alone sells for over $140. It was a deal we just couldn’t pass up. Especially since we still have plans to add crown molding throughout the house!
So while we spent a little more than we originally planned to last Saturday morning, we saved us some major money in the future. I can’t complain about that. What awesome deals have you come across at yard sales?
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