I love yard sales. Whenever I have the chance to shop them I always walk away wondering why I would ever pay retail for anything!
This week my husband was out running errands and called to tell me about a great yard sale in our neighborhood. They were selling almost everything in their house. The prices were reasonable and they were willing to negotiate (my type of sale).
I don’t need much, but I did find these bookcases as I was leaving.
These bookcases represent my favorite type of furniture to find at yard sales.
- They were cheap: She only wanted $15 each for them, but we negotiated her down to $20 for both.
- They are solid wood: Except for the backs these bookcases are solid wood and very sturdy.
- They don’t need much work: A good cleaning and these will be ready to go in almost any room of my house.
- They have potential: Even though I can use them almost immediately they could be refinished, painted, or used for another purpose.
Once it cools off around here I’ll probably be hitting the yard sales on a regular basis and sharing my finds. Until then here are some yard sale shopping tips for getting a great deal at a yard sale.