I am enjoying reading emails from my new blog following friends! One question I seem to be getting a lot is this:
I don't live in an area with a lot of yard sales. Do you have any suggestions?
Do I ever!!
- Visit your local thrift stores on a regular basis. You probably already know this, but I thought it was worth stating.
- Hit all the church yard sales you can find, all year round since they are mostly indoor. Church yard sales are also often very cheap!
- TAKE A ROAD TRIP! This might sound crazy, but bear with me. We have family 5 hours away in Maryland, and there are some GREAT kid/baby sales there at the local fairgrounds in the fall and spring. I have been known to plan our family visiting trips on the weekends of these sales!
- Volunteer at your local kid consignment sales, so you can shop first. We have a lot of these in my area, and the volunteers have to put in a great deal of time (in my opinion) in order to get first dibs on the good stuff. There are a couple I participate in regularly. And yes, I have a TON of competition there, people looking for the same things I'm looking for. But hey, there's enough to go around. And I always pray that God will bless my time, so He's in control of it anyway.
Do you have any suggestions for this frequently asked question?