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Mommy to 3 little ones, a lucky wife to the Man of my dreams. I am a Cosmetologist, Crafter, Photographer and a stay at home Mom. My blog is simply about everything I love from, decorating, DIY, recipes, beauty, hair, camping, kids you name it. I love life and hope my blog can uplift and inspire many. Thanks for stopping by and come back often so you wont miss a thing!

August 5, 2012

Why Pay Full Price??

I LOVE summer time for yard sale season!!

Being Frugal DOES NOT mean having to go without.  On the contrary, sometimes being frugal allows you to enjoy some luxuries that you wouldn’t normally enjoy if you were shopping on your “traditional” budget  or to be able to go on more vacations– it’s just a matter of changing your perspective.

For instance, It is a fun tradition for me to hit the yard sale circuit each Saturday in the summer in search of some bargains.  Normally house hold things or toys for my boys. In the past, I wouldn’t even stop at a yard sale that had clothes.  I would have such a snobby attitude!  “Who buys used clothing at a yard sale?  Who would even try to sell it? That was the old, wasteful, ignorant me. But that all changed for me last year.  I happened  to come across a sale that was selling tons of boy clothes. I looked at some, (kind of) and noticed gap, the children's place etc. all priced at .50 cents to $1.00 each. Then I really started looking through them! I checked each item for stains, rips, etc. and found nothing wrong with them.  In fact, they looked hardly worn at all.  It all changed from that point on. My attitude adjustment has gotten me some incredible bargains and has enabled my boys to wear designer brands and higher quality clothing than they normally would on my usual budget! It leaves me with more money in my pocket in the end.

(all of this was ONLY $3.25, there is a full Gap church outfit I got for .50, a Gap jacket for .50, Old Navy shorts for .25, 2 more jackets .50 each, shorts .50, shirt .25, pants .25)

But, I do have to admit that all the yard sales I go to, I will not spend more than $1.00 on clothes. It is not because I think higher is a bad deal, because it's not. (a couple bucks here and there are better than paying full price) I just know that if I go to a yard sale and they have a boy Gap shirt, jacket or pants for $3-$5 (which happens a lot) I know I can still score when I hit the right yard sales that have prices from .25 cents to $1.00 each. So you just have to have will power and walk away from the ones that are over priced and wait for the typical "yard sale" prices. So I challenge you to go give yard sales a try and you will be surprised what you can find. :)


  1. Great thoughts. I agree. Finding the deals at yard sales and even thrift stores gives us more dough in the pocket to do fun recreational things or even save for something we keep saying we can't afford (or give the savings to charity). = )

    Love the Gap clothes...too cute.


  2. Yes thrift stores are good but, I do perfer the "yard sale prices" there are some good priced thrift stores but, in my area they want way too much for used clothes when you can go to Ross or TJ Maxx for new. :) Charity is always a great idea :)

  3. Hey lady!! I just found your cute blog via the mingle, and I'm your newest follower! I'd also love to have you check out a fabulous Triple Giveaway I'm having right now!!

    Hope to see you there! And thanks so much!

  4. Great score! I love yard sales. We have hit a few great ones for our 2 year old and I have scored too. New follower from the Friday Blog Hop. I hope you will check out my blog as well.

    1. Yard Sales rock! Thanks for being a new follower :)