In fact, I wrote a must-read post about Putting on a Successful Garage Sale right here.
And although having your own garage sale is a lot of work, going to garage sales is fun!
If you're ambitiously searching for something, you need to get up at the crack of dawn and hit as many sales as you can - early.
But if you're not looking for anything particular, you can just go from sale to sale, chatting with people and casually perusing merchandise to find that special something. Here's what I bought yesterday:
An old blue pot (I like old things. And blue things.)
What in the world am I going to use it for?
Why to plant more flowers in, of course! *grin*
Oh, but I didn't tell you about our giant garage sale social blunder yesterday, did I?
My friends and I were idly driving up and down streets in a small town, looking for garage sales advertised in the newspaper, but having no luck. Where were they?
There, we said, pointing.
Lots of cars surrounded a house on the corner, with the small garage open and motorcycles, shelves, old bookcases, miscellaneous junk strewn all over the yard. We shook our heads. Looked like kind of weird stuff - and maybe we'd just pass.
But me, ever the optimist, spotted a pretty pot of flowers on top of a shelf near the road. I got out to ask the price - and a woman scolded "This isn't a sale!"
Whoops. I jumped sheepishly back in the car and we varoomed away.
Do you like garage sales?
Are there lots of them in your part of the world?
What great treasures have you found there?