Wednesday, April 15, 2009

WFMW - The first garage sale of the season

Lo and behold it's finally a sunny day in April. And what does that bring?

Garage sales.

I'm a fan of garage sales, though I often wonder if I'm buying items that I wouldn't normally, or that I'm wasting money... though it's not near as much as I'd be spending if I purchased new!

Today I decided to check out Craigslist and see if there were any garage sales in my area this week. Was I excited to see there was a sale just down the street from me, and they had kids items!

Woo hoo!


I could walk, take the girls outside on such a nice day, get a little exercise, and hopefully find a bargain or two! Sounds like the day is off to a great start.

So once my Little Miss woke up, I was ready to go. I'd been waiting patiently for her, she decided to sleep in this morning, which I know her tired little body needed. It was worth the wait, though I was worried what great bargains I'd be missing out on. Thankfully the day is gorgeous, and the sales were good.

I snagged a couple of educational games for her. One being a Discovery Toys jigsaw puzzle, and the other a Usborne books Alphabet game. Both in perfect, like new condition and each for a few bucks each. Much better than the original price tags! The other item, a Speedo brand swimsuit for Little Miss, for a dollar. Not the colors I would buy off the store shelf (neon orange and yellow), but it will do the job and the pricetag sealed the deal.

There were a couple of other items I had in hand, but put them back as I tried not to overbuy another person's "junk". I am very happy with what I came home with and plan to make garage sale shopping a part of our every week. You never know what bargains you may find and I'm excited to have already saved at least $15 on a swimsuit for my Little Miss today!

Garage sale shopping works for me! Have you found any great deals this year?

For my WFMW posts, check out We Are That Family.


Val, Mike and Brax said...

hi there! thanks for dropping by my blog! as for crayons on the wall.... i gave up! we just keep crayons in the playroom, so i don't mind if he colors on the concrete walls! (i worry what will happens when he discovers crayons at someone else's house tho!!) however, they make some really great washable paint now!

Val, Mike and Brax said...

email me at
we live in olathe too!

MoziEsmé said...

I would definitely go shopping if there was one within walking distance! I love good deals like you've described...

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

I'm glad you found my blog! :) Would you believe I *still* haven't figured out what to do with those jars?! Crazy! I have an idea now though. I think I might plant some herbs in them and keep them on my windowsill.

I just read the comments above mine--are you in Olathe, KS? My cousin lives there with her family! :)

~ Sarah