Garage Sale Haul Weekend of September 10, 2011

shopping haul from garage saleThere weren’t a whole lot of garage sales taking place in the heat of the summer, but things seems to be picking up and last weekend I picked up a lot of things. It’s a joy to find items from our to-buy list, like lawn sprinkles and a fire pit, and get them on the cheap. But I acquired a few questionable items as well.

I now own quite a bit of fencing for next year’s garden, a small table that also makes a convenient chair or large step stool (handy when you are five feet small), and two new games. Anti-Monopoly II because according to the box it’s “totally different” than Anti-Monopoly I and for a single dollar figured I could afford to learn more about the game and Probe. Shah! It’s a word game. Am I the only one who played it as a child? That said, all I can remember about it is that I played it as a child.

I wished I’d taken a “before” picture of the fire pit because it was a rusty mess when we picked it up. But after a few hours of elbow grease and a fresh coat of high-temperature resistant spray paint, it’s looking pretty fine.

We also welcomed this salvage bit into our home. A small remnant of granite will top off the cabinet and it will be fabulous for…something.

cabinet picked from salvage pile

The grand total of this week’s haul?

Wait for it…

$10!

You get any good deals lately?

 

One Response to Garage Sale Haul Weekend of September 10, 2011
  1. YardSales.com
    September 12, 2011 | 3:23 pm

    Never thought about that, the I want to buy list. i have to create one. Last sale I went to the seller had two gumball machines that were new, but she didn’t want to bargain. i think she repacked it for next year. That’s a good suggestion for garage sale hunters to make a list of things that they are looking for. Good tip. We will share it with out followers on Twitter!