Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Yard Sale!

When I hear "yard sale" this time of year (as a skier) I think of a total wipe out. Not just a fall but a wipe out so severe that it looks like a yard sale because you have lost all your gear at various spots on the hill. At the first sign of trouble you dropped a pole the second falling shortly thereafter. The next item to go was the gloves; how?, not even sure. You lose a ski, then two and before you know it the goggles and hat are also no longer on your person (most times the yard sale happens so quickly and unexpectedly that you don't even know what you're missing until you have found yourself face down in the snow). You stand up (if you can) and survey the damage. Yeah, I'm not talking about that kind of yard sale (what I'm talking about is much more fun for the person participating versus those lucky enough to have caught a glimpse from on the lift). 

I am talking about a good old fashioned yard sale.The idea of selling at a yard sale; where you get rid of the things that you no longer use but continue to clutter your space. Your trash that is likely to be just the thing that someone else has been (or never knew they were) looking for. I haven't often participated in selling (although I have even been giving that a try these days) but I have been a full participator in buying. I take pure pride in getting great deals. I also think it's great to reuse items instead of trashing them. It's great to know that even if money is tight that you don't necessarily have to give up the great styles or brands you just have to know where to look. I have gotten some amazing finds at yard sales; some of my children's favorite things.

 I love yard sales. I am a fully committed upcycler.. when the right items come along (maybe you should give it a try). I do warn.. bargain shopping can become a compulsion .. only buy what you actually "need" otherwise you find yourself featured on a show called Hoarders (also.. reduction of stuff is the first step in the cycle.. REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE).


  1. Great blog! Saving money at garage sales is a staple of frugal living.

  2. Thank you so much for the comment Thomas! Please keep checking back and let me know if there are any topics that you'd like to hear about!!