Monday, June 20, 2016


When thrifting… scouting out your next location is always fun… particularly during the hot summer months. The reason why is Garage Sales. They are everywhere. You can not afford to overlook them if you thrift.  Lots of bargains are out there waiting to be discovered. Unfortunately the problem is...  finding them. It can become quite a chore. Garage Sale signs are notoriously small and usually unreadable at intersections. So if you have a smart phone using a special app, or just type in the words Garage or Yard Sale in your search engine, it can lead you to your destination much quicker. They have maps to point you in the right direction and  they list the items available at each place. It’s a great resource. So imagine my surprise when that technology MISSED an important spot during a recent outing of mine. Pray tell... a local church in the town I was visiting was having a BIG sale. So... I parked the car when I saw their sign... LARGER than life,  and ventured closer for a look-see. People were hauling out all kinds of GOOD stuff. I was impressed by what I saw leaving. So I went inside in  search of some things I wanted. The BIG stuff  hugged the walls and tables were set up in the middle of the gym. I started working my way around the room.  When my arms got too full to carry stuff, I discovered chivalry isn’t dead. Nice gentleman there... offered me a cardboard box, to put things in and then carried it for me,  until I was done shopping. Then a lady rang me up… the old fashioned way... adding and subtracting the totals in her head, without the aid of a calculator. When I paid her what I owed… another lady was designated to carry  my purchases out to my car. Curbside service, imagine that?   And for bigger items like furniture… guys from the church with pickup trucks were willing to load and deliver. Definitely worth the trip. Another man’s trash is another man's treasure. THRIFTY finds GALORE. Take a peek below at some of the offerings they had there.  

Books, Plates, Knicknacs, Computer Equipment, etc.
(prices varied from five cents to fifty dollars)

(thirty-five dollars)

(five dollars)


(two for twenty-five)

and Santa had lots of 
in his BAG for everyone. 


  1. Love sales like this! Also I've been to a few where they will radically discount everything either the last day of the sale or the last few hours of the sale so they don't have to cart a lot of stuff away. I've come back to sales like that and found some things I wanted that were still there at cheaper prices.

    Here to advertise garage sales a lot of people do colorful paper taped to a box with arrows pointing to the sale. Now the problem is if they don't remove the signs after the sale is over, you never know if it is the sale happening today or another day prior.


  2. Wow, I could sure use that desk and hutch. I left a lot of my furniture in Texas when I moved - - thinking that I wouldn't need it....

  3. That desk looks just like what I was looking for last year
    ... to no avail.