Do I get awesome things at yard sales???
Do I think that you should too???
I have personally saved so much money from shopping at Yard Sales. For me, it’s not always about saving money. (even though it’s a HUGE perk) I love to get out, enjoy the fresh air, listen to my new favorite Taylor Swift Album, and drink my Vanilla Iced coffee. I have a great time meeting new people and just cruising around the neighborhood with my boyfriend.
If you know me at all, you know that I treat Yard Sales as a Hobby. I know for most people this is unrealistic and not their ideal Saturday morning activity. (even though I completely disagree) But for those who want to do it and find interest in it, Go! Buy! Bargain!
Here’s a list of all the awesome things you can expect to buy at a yard sale, including some of the things I have bought including some prices as well. If you are planning on going Yard Sale Hunting, look out for these awesome deals/buys!
If you have any questions about how to yard sale make sure to check out my other post, Top Yard Sale Secrets from your Yard sales Guru.
What should I look for?
Clothing and Accessories
Purses/Backpacks – my friend bought a really cool backpack that he brings with him everywhere for only $2.00. I found a Michael Kors purse in good condition for $15
Clothes– usually prices are anywhere from $0.50-$2.00 each.(Including designer clothes with tags still on them) Remember to bundle!
There are usually generic sunglasses going from $0.25-$5.00
Children’s Clothes and Toys– If you have kids, There are so many great items usually in good condition as well.
Jewelry– You kind find gems if you look hard!
Home and decor
House decorations– Including holiday decorations, usually there are ALOT of people selling holiday things.
Chalk Board– This was only $10.00 at a yard sale, It has become one of my favorite tools in my kitchen. I like to put cute quotes on it, to do lists, and Goals.
Kitchen supplies– if you visit any normal yard sale you will almost always find kitchen supplies. Remember to keep this in mind when making a price offer.
Juicer– I thought it was so cool that we found one that works perfectly for only $5.00
Furniture- go early if you are looking for furniture, it usually is one thing that tends to go fast! I bought the side table below for $5.
Lamps– This Palm Tree lamp is one of my Favorites( I think it’s so cute) We got this for $5.00
Plants and Pots– oh myyy, so many plants and things. I tend to have a lot of people just give me them for free! But I have bought a few really nice plants for my patio ranging from $0.50-$10.00
Candles– You can almost always find candles for really cheap. Check out what I did with this box of ugly melting candles here! I got these super cute Rock Salt Candles for $1.00
Picture Frames– Lots and lots of frames. I recently bought one for $1.00 and put pictures of my family in it and hung it up in my hallway. Sometimes you will find frames that are really ugly or worn down, but a little bit of paint never hurt anyone!
I got 4 of these cute palm tree polaroid picture holders for only $1.00
Craft supplies– lots and lots of craft supplies, I almost never buy any of my craft items new from the store (I do lots of crafts so that’s saying a lot)
Canvas– I have bought many different canvases for different prices. My most recent purchase was $1.00 per canvas 16×20.Have you seen the prices at the store??? That’s an AWESOME deal. Check out my post about how I bought everything from yard sales for a Self Hosted Paint Party.
Tools– You can always find great deals on tools! Make sure to keep this in mind when offering a price, my boyfriend usually offers anywhere from $0.50-$2.00 a tool, but don’t forget to bundle! Check out this post to help you with tips on how to get the best deals and bargains.
Wrapping paper/ birthday gift bags– For Christmas this year I bought a whole tub full to the brim with wrapping paper, ribbon, bows for only $10.00, I didn’t spend any other money on wrapping paper or anything and I gifted about 50 gifts+ and I still have TONS left over.
Surf Board – It is a foam surfboard for $30.00 (this made me so excited)
Long Board– Sector 9 longboard for $5.00, Yes only FIVE DOLLARS! You can look here for what they normally go for.
Books– Lots of books can be found at most yard sales. My boyfriend recently found a set of First edition Harry Potter books for $0.25 a book. We looked them up to see how much they are going for. Check it out here! (He was super excited)
These are just some of the many things you can buy at a yard sale. If you want it, you can probably find it. Remeber to check out my latest post on Secrets to Yard Sales. Let me know if you found any awesome treasures! Comment below what you would want from a yard sale or what you have already found. I would love to add to this list 🙂