Garage sales are a great place to find some valuable stuff at a bargain. People have garage sales when they want to rid their houses of clutter that has been collecting for a really long time. However as the saying goes, one man’s garbage can be another mans treasure and garage sales are a perfect example of this.
If you hear of a garage sale happening in your neighbourhood you should go check it out. There’s no telling what you would find. You can use these items as they are or up cycle them and find new uses for them; so the value of what you find at these garage sales will also depend on your creativity and how you plan on putting these items to good use again. We have made a list of some items that are undeniably excellent finds. Here they are along with some ideas on how you can reuse them.
Old instruments found at garage sales might need a little bit of fixing up. However they’re great if you want to start learning to play an instrument, especially if you’re not sure if you will stick to learning it after a while. For example you can get a cheap second hand guitar at such a sale to use for learning purposes. If learning that instrument is something you think you will continue, you can get yourself a new guitar later.
Garage sales are sure to have pieces of old furniture for sale. Get items like old cupboards and chairs and patio furniture that you can use in your house. You might also be able to spruce it up with a fresh coat of paint and decorate your house with antique furniture, which is actually very valuable.
You will also be able to find some usable pieces of outdoor furniture at such a sale. They may be being sold because their previous owners want to change up the look of their garden. People do that to create some variety in their surroundings. Therefore you can also use this furniture to make a few changes to your garden, and since it wouldn’t cost a lot to begin with you can afford to change the look of your garden again after a while too.
You will find old toys that were popular in a previous decade, or old music records that would make great nostalgic gifts for friends and family. Some of these toys that were popular in the 90’s get resold on the internet for staggeringly high prices, especially if they still come in their original packaging. This goes to show how much people value these toys for sentimental reasons. Therefore keep a look out for toys like old action figures that you can give your friends to transport them back to their childhood.