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Monday, June 30, 2008


Wait for your belongings to come cheaply to you.
This is an important lesson to learn,
Yard sales, Estate Sale, Craig’s List
You just can’t imagine what treasure are to be found.
And the pleasure you get from realizing you still have gas money
After the purchase.
I took my husband, kicking and screaming, to a community yard sale.

We had been in need of 2 storm doors. My husband said, before we left the house, we don’t need someone else junk. I found 2 doors, the price for both was $7.00
We came home, he put up the doors. They have been with us quiet awhile.
Home Depot and Lowes starting price at the time was about $90.00 each
So we saved a lot of dimes that day. (Now he is the one who wants to look at yard sales)
The trick is, even when things are cheap, only buy if the item is truly something you’re looking for.

Have a sale with the things you think are junk because you’re tired of them.
Give someone else a chance to find their treasure.
Paint your furniture!
My daughter is the best at this. She is always finding something that I think is awful,
And next thing I know it’s a thing of beauty.
Be creative with your window treatments
If you are a Grandma like me, take a look around your kids house
They always know what is in.
And go to yard sales as often as you can. I found that there are a lot of people who get rid of some really nice things. One woman’s junk is another woman’s treasure !
I can sew in a straight line on a sewing machine. (Barely)

I have couch pillows I don't like.
I have a $1.00 per yard clearance section at the local Wal-Mart.
If you have an ugly pillow already,
Measure around the perimeter and add 1 inch.
Then cut two pieces of fabric of that size. (pillow size + 1 inch)
Turn the fabric inside out, and place the right sides together.
Sew around three sides of the square/rectangle, using a 1/2 inch seam allowance.
Turn the fabric right side out, and place over said ugly pillow.
Fold in the last edge, pin it closed, and sew with tiny stitches.
If you don't have a pillow already, then go to the next yard sale and find one.
So try this soon and I bet you will Save another dime or two…..


SparkleC said...

Great idea about the throw pillows. Wonder if that would work with fabric glue or stitch witchery? I can't sew a straight line even with a machine.

Casey said...

Yes the stitch witchery would work.

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