My Conversion to Yard Saling

It was love at first sale…just last year my parents took hubby, little boy and I Yard Saling in St. Louis.  At the first stop, I found this gorgeous fabric.


See the beautiful gold stitching?  And that red color…I LOVE it!

There was the perfect amount of fabric to make my dream Duvet (Comforter Cover) for our down comforter.  I bought it all for 0.75…and immediately I was hooked.  (A post to come on the duvet which is in the process of being made!)

Since then I have come a long way.  Having my own yard sale, learning the in’s and out’s of yard saling…etc.  I can’t help but jump with jubilant glee in my heart when finding something that is PERFECT and exactly what I have been looking for at a yard sale for $0.25!!  I have found that if I hold out long enough in buying something, either the need/want for it disappears, or I will find the item in perfect condition for 95% off of the price that I would have bought it for brand new in the store.  Wanna see some examples??

My vintage flour container turned kitchen utensil holder: $0.25!


These and…




Twenty pieces of boys size 18-24 month clothing in BRAND NEW condition, for $15.oo.  That money would only buy Little Man 1 or 2 shirts brand new from the store.  This lot includes a winter coat, a fleece pull over, fall hooded jacket and sweater, lots of pants, long sleeve shirts, 4 pajama sets, and 3  short sleeve shirts and one jumper for next summer.

Remember my black painted picture frame? $2.00

Or my dream fireplace candelabra? $1.00

And did I happen to tell your about our printer that died after we first moved here?  Well it did…went kaput.  So I researched and found the printer I was going to buy at full price for $79.99.  (Yikes…that would be a hard purchase for me.)  So what did I do?  I held out.  And I prayed…seriously.  I talked to God about how I knew we didn’t actually NEED a printer, how I realized that we wouldn’t freeze or starve without it… but that if we had one it would be so nice.  I prayed that He would provide us a way to purchase a printer for less so that we would have more money to give away.  And guess what?

Two weeks later, I went to a yard sale and guess what I found…?  That very printer, BRAND NEW.  I bought it for $25.00, and the owner threw in a color and a black ink cartridge for free.  I praised my Provider all the way home.

Have I won you over to yard sailing yet?


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2 responses to “My Conversion to Yard Saling

  1. karen

    Yes, I myself love yard sales!

  2. Pingback: A Frugal Semi-Failure « The Robinson's Home Sweet Home

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