My brother’s family is on their way back to Japan, my parents are headed back down the coast, my husband and the 3-year-old are at the theater watching Cars 2, and the baby is sleeping. So what am I doing? Starting a yard sale blog, of course!
If I haven’t told you about my new obsession with the blog Yard Sale Mommy – well, consider yourself informed. And forewarned. I am completely addicted.
This was kind of an odd yard sale-ing weekend for me, because we had six extra people staying with us, and I did not want to miss out on any opportunities to spend time with family I rarely get to see. But, if everyone is still in bed at 8 a.m., I’m heading out to some yard sales!
I love that my kids are still young enough that I can buy them Christmas presents at yard sales and they neither know nor care. The book in the top left corner was a favorite library check-out for my older son when it first came out, so I was thrilled to find it for a quarter. I will be tucking it away to put in a Christmas stocking for my youngest. The movies and gloves I found at the next yard sale. I’ve been slowly adding to our Disney Classics DVD collection, when I can find them for $1/each. And yes, I bought (slightly, barely, gently) used gloves. Kind of an ick factor, but I have been putting off buying new gloves, and they are the exact same style as my favorites (that now have holes in the fingertips), and they were $1 compared to $15 at the store. Felt like I couldn’t pass them up.
Clothes! I found a few things in a free box at the first yard sale (cute camo pants with a hole in the knee, a couple cute shirts with stains that I will try to get out). If they never get worn, oh well, they were free. And at a different sale $5.50 worth of clothes (a quarter each), most of which I am hoping to sell at an upcoming consignment sale.
I paid $5 total for everything in this picture – much more than I normally would have, but it was a fundraiser for a church. Nothing was priced, and they just ask that we “be generous because it is all for the youth group.” My son LOVES the Little Engine book (we’ve gotten it from the library a couple times). My husband loves all things Rudolph, and this book lights up, so I figured I couldn’t pass it up. Didn’t notice until I got home that the Thomas bag has someone’s name written on the outside – bummer, but oh well.
And my steal of the day! $2 for the entire box of Thomas goodies. The lady who sold it to me had no idea what it was worth. Haven’t even cracked it open to see what all is inside. Waiting to do so until my oldest son isn’t around because I think I am probably going to turn around and sell it.
(This time my mom snuck out of the house with me, while everyone was still asleep.)
$2.25 for the tote, which seemed kind of pricey to me, but I can always use more storage. The toys are for my son; a quarter each.
$3 for everything in this picture. The books on the left are pop-up and play music! And all of the pop-ups were in excellent condition. Dinosaur books and some Mr. Potato Head magnets. All for my son.
Thomas, Thomas, Thomas!! So glad my oldest was not with me at this sale. Got all of these Thomas brand wooden track/accessories for $20. Will be hiding them away for his birthday and Christmas. (Looked them up online last night, and new all seven pieces would cost at least $200.)
And, at the same yard sale I got this jogging stroller for $20. Have been wanting one for ages, and this was a price I couldn’t pass up.
Free boxes! For upcoming shipping. I found and rescued these from my own recycling bin (my brother’s family did lots-o-shopping while they were here visiting from Japan).
Can’t wait ‘til next weekend!