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The golden rules of yard sales

April 23, 2010

Yard Sales: Be Content with one Find!
by Sandy, Southern Oregon
Reluctant Entertainer

I hate wasting time. And having a long list of yard sales to go to is just that for me. A big waste of time.

I’ve learned over the years that I need to be wise with my time and my money.
* From your list of sales, pick out 3 to go to
* Be selective, don’t buy anything you don’t need
* Stop at 3 sales – don’t be obsessed with finding a perfect bargain

Don’t waste time

How many times have I gone from sale to sale and picked up junk? And have come home and felt like I just wasted 2 hours of precious time.

One find is enough

If I can walk away with one precious find, that is enough for me.

We don’t always have to have this over-consumptive feel inside that we need more, and that a purchase is going to make us happy.

Be content with ONE find and walk away!

I found an awesome entry table. It was perfect for a space that I had been looking to fill. It made my entry seem inviting and warm. So I bought it for $20. And then I drove home.

Sometimes we think we have to keep buying. I’ve found enjoyment in finding just one item, and stopping at that.

Which brings me back to my philosophy: keep things simple.

Are you good about finding one bargain, and then walking away?

I’m linking to Rhoda’s Thrifty Treasures party, over at Southern Hospitality. If you have time, head over and check out Rhoda’s fun blog and all her yard sale finds! I’m also linking to Selena’s Thrift Monday, over at Apron Thrift Girl.   Selena always finds unique items and spent her birthday doing what she loved, thrifting and eating yummy food!

Apron lovers – don’t forget to link up HERE at RE on Wednesday this week for Home is … (see sidebar!) Share a picture or a story!

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