Community and yard sales are a fabulous way to save money!
If your community has a homeowner’s association, find out if they have an email distribution list or newsletter to announce these types of events. Or, check out Craig’s List or your local newsletter for community sale listings. Many of these events are even held at local churches and benefit a local non-profit. Better yet, check out a flea market in your area. Here’s a list of the top 20 flea markets in the U.S.
I have so much fun shopping at these sales. Yesterday, I went to my community’s annual sale and spent $10; I walked away with a brand new mini cooler, jewelry and more. It’s also a great way to interact with some of the people in your neighborhood. If I have a weekend morning free, sometimes I’ll even check out listings on Craig’s List and map out a few (in the same area) so I can make the most of my time and visit several sales.
As you walk around browsing items, think about what you (or your family) could really use and try to avoid buying things you don’t really need. The idea is to save money, so you don’t want to buy a bunch of stuff that’s going to collect dust!