Saturday, July 20, 2013

Yard Sale Deals and Bargains

This morning we went to rummage sales, tag sales, yard sales, or to garage sales (depending on what part of the country you reside in dictates what you call it) and we found some FABU deals!! I love bargains!!! I found two wonderful scores I thought I would share with you today.

First I found 3 vacuum containers that will work with my FoodSaver Vacuum Sealing system. I love my vacuum sealer because I can buy in bulk and then break what I purchased down into reasonable serving/storage sizes. I also am able to save already cooked food to extend its life by freezing it with less risk of freezer burn. In these containers things such as crackers and cereal will stay fresh much longer (especially in a more humid climate) and, if I add an oxygen absorber, will stay fresh indefinitely (as long as the seal is good). 

This particular garage/rummage/tag/yard sale had another great bargain: A Kite!! We spent almost 3 hours picnicking and flying our new kite at the Gasworks Park on Kite Hill in Seattle. It was wonderful. The kite we scored for $1, yes that is a single buck in our poor economy for hours of enjoyment, had 500 feet of string. I let that kite almost completely out! The kite was out over Lake Union! It was just such fun! I haven't flown a kite since my son was maybe 8 or 9 and he is almost 25 now. I am hoping my BF will get to use it some more with his son, but if not I will certainly return to Kite Hill during my next visit to fly it again.

I am a huge fan of
garage/rummage/tag/yard sales because 1) they
are like a treasure hunt. Sometimes you will find great treasures, sometimes not so much. 2) You can find things that you would love to own, but would never pay retail for. Those vacuum sealer containers were $20 and up for EACH ONE. I paid 50 cents for the larger and 25 cents for the smaller one. That is $1.25 for all three! That is just 2% of the retail cost. You cannot beat that deal. 3) You may find things you didn't know you needed for a great price and that is just a bonus.