Garage Sale Wins

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I am not a garage sale girl. But after my neighbor across the street died, his grand-daughter has been trying to slowly clean out the house. So I ambled over to chat one afternoon.

I had been in his house plenty of times as we were helping care for help the last several months of his life. They were prepping for a estate sale. And I got some great buys! Things that I will use for sure but wouldn’t have purchased otherwise because of the cost.

I’ve got to say my set of 7 clamps (not sure of the technical name for them) was my prize find. I make all sorts of word projects and up-cycle lots of furniture. There have been many an occasion when I longed for these types of clamps, but just couldn’t justify the cost. In fact, I think I did purchase one or two a couple years ago when I was building my barn doors. (I have 5 barn doors in my house.) But I returned them because I couldn’t spend that kind of money.

But I got all 7 of his for $5. Score!

This (items pictured) is all I purchased, I didn’t go crazy. But man, I am so thrilled with these finds.

I still don’t think garage sale shopping as a habitual pass time is for me. But this certainly goes to show that you can find some treasures. Beauty works at our local thrift store and she’s always bringing home “treasures”. I still prescribe to a more minimalist lifestyle and cringe these days at the thought of “stuff” around my house.

Are you a garage sale junkie? Or thrift store regular?

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