Monday, July 25, 2011

Yard Sale Finds: Name Brand Kids Clothes for 25 cents

I love my iPhone's capabilities!

I learned 3 good lessons about yard sale hunting this week.

The first...Get a good night's rest the night before! I had worked late on Friday and then stayed up even later making a list of the yard sales on Craigslist and our local newspaper. I had to hit the snooze on my 6:15 am alarm a few times before I had the energy to climb out of bed. I was feeling good for the first few yard sales but then the grogginess set in and my brain turned to mush. I have a feeling I passed over a few good deals.

The second lesson I learned was not to trust that the newspaper's online list of garage sales is up-to-date. After talking with a fellow yard sale-er I found out that a Friday edition of our local paper had a much longer list than what was on the website. Grrrr! Of course because of the grogginess I was feeling I wouldn't have made it them anyway.

Third lesson, when yard sale-ing in Florida in July...wear a tank top! It was so humid and hot out! After weeding through a pile of books (4 for $1!) and getting bit by ants, I decided to hit just two more yard sales and call it a day. ( Side note: I really need to learn more about selling books online.)

A few items were 50 cents but most were 25 cents!

I ended up finding name brand children's clothes (Gap, The Children's Place, Carter's...) at both sales. It would have been great if they had had more boys' clothes but they didn't. I bought all that I could with the hopes of trying my hand at consignments sales.

For J-bird "The Children's Place" Outfit $1

Feeling a little better about the morning not being a total loss I headed home. The A.C.'d house felt so good! It was just what I needed to feel like myself again. I couldn't help check the Craigslist app on my iPhone one more time for yard sales. There was a benefit sale right up the road!

Every piece of Little People item $5, Leapfrog fridge phonics $1, Little Tikes beach ball $1

Little People pieces galore!

Now I just need to figure out the best place to sell them.

I'm linking up with Yard Sale Mommy, Her Library Adventures and My Life on a Taffy Pull.


  1. Fantastic! I see those Leap Frog magnets all the time at garage sales for $5.00! You got a great deal! You can never go wrong with .25 clothes! I NEVER find sales like that though! lol

    Thanks so much for linking up!

  2. What great deals!! Love the Little People stuff. I found myself running out of steam when garage sale-ing too. It's so tempting to keep going but I need to know when enough is enough. Thanks for your comment on my blog! Good luck to you on your first year homeschooling! What are the age(s) of your child(ren)?

  3. My kids love our little tikes ball a matter of fact so does our dog! :) .25-.50 per clothing item is exactly what I look for in garage sale prices. What a huge box of Little People. How fun!

  4. Good luck with the re-selling!

  5. Love your box of Little People! We've been buying them at various sales this summer and plan to give them all to my DD for her birthday. Great deal you got! I've started going on Friday evenings because I just cant get going that early on a Saturday!

  6. Oh my, that is an incredibly crazy deal on the Little People stuff!! Great job! :)

  7. Thanks everyone!

    Leslie: My oldest will be at the Kindergarten level.

  8. Great finds. Love the .25 clothes..and oh, the shoes are so cute. Found you via Yard Sale Mommy