My Little Secret

Park City yard sales my friends. Best. Deals. Of. Your. Life. I waited until they were pretty much over to tell you about them so that I would get all the good stuff to myself. Buuuuahahahaha! (I'm sitting in a big arm chair looking out my window with my fingers lined up together Mr. Burns style). I'm sure there are still a few good weekends left if you hurry, and if you don't hurry you can use these tips for next year.

Favorite summer steals:

  • Burton snowboarding coat and matching Volcom pants used for one season- $20.00. 
  • 3 awesome pottery vases from Pottery Barn- $3.00
  • New favorite pink shirt- $1.00
  • Columbia skirt- $.50 
  • Two bed side tables that happen to match our dresser- $6.00 each
  • 2 snowboards, case, boots, and bindings for Mark- $75.00
There are tons of awesome dishes, furniture, and yard stuff that I'm always dying to get, but I promised myself (and my Dad) that I wouldn't get any of that stuff until we're out of this move-every-few-months phase.


Things you should never pay full price for because they are everywhere at yard sales:

  • Christmas tree stand
  • Christmas decorations
  • Dog kennel
  • Bike rack
  • Curtains
  • Quilts
  • Coats
  • Pottery
  • Camping chairs

Yard Sale Tips:

  • The best stuff is found in the nicer parts of town. If you're from Utah, Park City is the perfect place! 
  • Yard sales are usually done on Saturdays and start at 8:00. You have to get there early to get the good stuff! Getting up on 7:00 on a Saturday might sound like a bad idea. But when you come home with 10 new things and only spent $5.00 it's worth it. 
  • You don't really have to know the town or where the sales are. Just start driving down the main roads and look for signs at each corner. A good yard sale will have good signs so you don't get lost! 
  • Once you find something you want, GRAB IT. If you turn your back for a second, someone else might snatch it. 
  • Don't be afraid to make a lower offer. These people are paying you to take their "junk" away. They just want to get rid of their stuff and chances are they will make you a deal. 
  • If you're with someone else and you both find things you want, go to the person in charge together and make them one offer for all of your items together. "Will you take $10.00 for all of this?" You'll get an even better deal that way. 
  • Make sure you have cash with you. 
  • A good yard sale will display their items so you can see them easily. But sometimes you have to dig for the good stuff. 

5 comments:

Steph said...

you are so right. there are just so many things you should just never buy at a store because they're sitting in about 20 random yards in your city every saturday morning for about $2!

Sunny & Star said...

I love finding good deals at yard sales and flea markets! I was just telling someone yesterday that a few weeks ago I purchased a homemade crocheted afghan for 50cents at a yard sale!! It looks like new. I washed it of course and it is so pretty.

Faith said...

i seriously need to get with the program!

Ashley said...

I would love to go to yard sales -- I don't want to go alone though and my mother hates them haha but clearly you have proven that you can find some outstanding deals! good for you!

Steph said...

so you got a mention in my post!

http://thebredewegs.blogspot.com/2011/07/blog-on-fire.html