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I love going to garage sales. I’ve learned that buying other's "junk" is my treasure.

This weekend my daughter and I went garage sale hopping. My husband packed us a cooler with water and snacks we went on our journey. Our sole purpose was to look for a few items for her room since we are redecorating it. There were so many garage sales my daughter said we were in “Garage sale heaven.”

For $11.25 we walked away with the following: a floor lamp -$1.00, a fuchsia colored picture frame - $.25, DVD player - $5.00, pink book holders from Bombay and Company - $4, hair blow dryer - $.25, bulletin board w/diamonds around it - $.25, insulated lunch bag w/shoulder strap - $.25, and a black wood 14“x20” picture frame - $.50

We probably saved $150-$200 by purchasing items at garage sales. The plus, everything was in like-new condition.

When is the last time you went to a garage sale? Did you get great bargains?

Sharman Lawson is a financial coach, speaker, trainer, consultant, and author of the book 12 Steps to Eliminate Debt Forever!   Visit her website at


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      Mystikaldreamss wrote Aug 16, 2009
    • Hi there!! I love garage sales!! I always find neat things really cheap and in like new condition. I just love it! You got a great deal on all that stuff, kudos to you!!

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      Marilyn09 wrote Aug 17, 2009
    • I never have cash. Like never. I use my debit card everywhere.  

      But I recently discovered the dollar store. And that is cash only too.  

      So- (for that)- I was thinking about keeping a 20 dollar bill with me- for such things. and so if I have a 20 and drive by a garage sale I think that I just might stop.

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      Feathermaye wrote Aug 18, 2009
    • I love garage sales, and have also come away with some really good bargains over the years. Sadly, my job requires me to work weekends, so I don’t get to go as much as I’d like anymore.  

      However, now that I think about it, the online garage sale atmosphere at places like Craigslist and ebay and others help to fulfill that bargain-price need in me, so I guess I’m not missing out on so much, after all.

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      Karyn Olson wrote Aug 18, 2009
    • I too also love garage just never know what you might find...happy

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