Posted on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 at 7:00 am
One of the great things about shopping at garage sales is that you could end up with an excellent deal on the things you buy. The key is to understand what your current needs are and to avoid buying things that are a waste of money. Here are a few of the best things to buy at a garage sale.
Are you planning a wedding? Brand new wedding dresses can be incredibly expensive. You can save a lot of money if you buy a wedding dress from a garage sale. Check to see if it is in your size.
The dress will probably require some tailoring in order for it to fit you well (but so will a new wedding dress). Designer wedding dresses, that have not been heavily altered, can go for a fraction of their original cost when sold at a garage sale.
Babies and toddlers grow so quickly! Your budget might not allow for frequent purchases of brand new clothing. Take advantage of what you see at a garage sale. There will be some items that have never been worn, or that have only been worn once.
Typically, people sell baby clothing at a garage sale when they are done having children. It should be priced very low (because people really want to get rid of it). Select clothing that is in good condition and that will fit your baby or toddler right now. Pick a few items that you think your child will grow into within the next few months.
Book lovers quickly realize that hardcover books are way more expensive than eBooks. Those of you who prefer to read books that are in hardcover format can find awesome deals at garage sales! A lot of people are transitioning from physical books to digital ones and are looking to unload their hardcover (and softcover) books at a garage sale. The prices will be low!
You won’t find a better price on a hammer or screwdriver than at a garage sale. Another good reason to buy basic tools at a garage sale is that you can immediately see if it works. Power tools, on the other hand, require you to plug them in a test them before you can find out if they are functional. If you need a hammer, screwdriver, pliers, or other basic hand tools, a garage sale is the best place to buy them.