Category Archives: Tip of the Day

Location, location, location:
If you want to be a GSG (garage sale goddess) you have to know where to go.
Focus on the upscale neighborhoods, the “Mcmansions” are where you are going to find the newer stuff.
If you see a swing set and trampoline in the back yard, you know they are most likely going to have lots of kid’s stuff.
This is where you will find the designer kids clothes, lots of toys, the more trendy adult clothes, and household stuff.
Don’t get me wrong, the older neighborhoods have good stuff too, especially if your into “shabby chic” stuff.
Personally, i like the newer stuff, and i am a little picky about where i buy stuff, especially for my kids, I want stuff that is clean and in good shape, so you can usually tell about the quality of the stuff for sale, by the condition of the house, so sometimes, you can judge a book by it’s cover.

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Halloween?

I know it’s only may 2nd, but now is the perfect time to start thinking about Halloween costumes. If you read my other posts you will see that I love dressing up my entire family and having a theme. This can be quite expensive, so I like to start planning early, this way I can…

Wednesday

Start scouring Craigslist and local newspapers to see where all the yard sales are going to be, and start planning a route. I usually look to see what area most of the yard sales are in, and decide to stay in that area for the entire day. Some yard sales are now asking that you…

Extra money $$

I am always looking for ways to make a little extra cash. Recently I came across a really great App on my Iphone called field agent. It’s sort of like a secret shopper, they post small jobs that need to be completed, and after completed they pay you directly to your paypal account. First you…

Secret shopper

Another way to save money and get a free dinner out is to be a secret shopper. Please be careful though, because some of these companies are a scam, I happened to get lucky when I stumbled upon Service With Style. They are completely legitimate. After you fill out the initial forms, they will contact…

54 days till Christmas

10/28/11     I know most people are thinking about what their going to be for Halloween, or what they’re going to do for thanksgiving dinner, but what I’m thinking about is Christmas. 54 more days and Christmas will be here. Most people start their Christmas shopping on black Friday, the day after thanksgiving, I start mine January 1st. I love gift…

Be prepared

10-21-2011   I just heard this tip today  and I had to share it. Bring a cotton ball to garage sales, if you buy anything glass or ceramic, run the cotton ball all around the item and if there is any chips in the item, the cotton ball with get stuck on the chip. This…

Halloween Tips

10-21-2011 Don’t wait until October 30th to decide on your Halloween costume. I start thinking about my costumes for my family and myself sometime around July 1st. Once you decide on a costume, you can find amazing accessories to go with your costume at yard sales. People practically “give away” Halloween costumes, and decorations, throughout…

Halloween on a budget

10-20-2011 I love Halloween. Every year I try to think up a theme for all five of us to dress up as, sometimes this can be tricky and expensive. This year this is what I did:  I had a Dorothy costume for my five year old that I picked up on clearance last year for…

Location, Location, Location

 10/19/11        If one wants to be a GSG, (garage sale goddess) one has to know where to go. Focus on the upscale neighborhoods, because the “mcmansions” are where you will find the newer stuff. If you see a swing set, and trampoline,in the back yard you know they are most likely going to have lots of kid’s stuff. This is where you will find the…