I love saving money (which shopping the sales certianly helps me do), but I also love the chase for the perfect item at the perfect price. It's an adventure.
Each year I go into the season with an open mind. I'll never know in advance what might spark my interest. I almost always find some fun item or the other that I didn't know I needed until it was sitting in front of me, with a 50 cent sticker. On the other hand, I also approach each Garage Sale summer with a "grocery list" of items that we need/could really use. These are things that we'll probably buy new if we can't find them used, but hopefully I'll get lucky and find them cheap.
This year, the items that I'll be looking for are:
- cotton pants and shorts with elastic waistband for Little Guy. We are hoping (praying) that he'll begin to show an interest in potty training soon, and I think he'll be more open to the whole process if he doesn't have to struggle with buttons and zippers.
- a wooden wall shelf (and maybe a little bookshelf) both for Baby Boy's nursery
- a dresser and chest of drawers for our bedroom. We currently have mis-matched dressers which I'd love to give to the boys. My hope is that we'll find something a little better (maybe even -gasp- matching?) to replace them with. A headboard would be nice too, but I won't hold my breath for all that at Garage Sale prices.
- a few cute outfits for the new Baby. We have everything he'll really need, but if I see something really cute and inexpensive...I'll snap it up.
- Fisher Price Little People (the new chunky ones)....Little Guy is really playing with them a lot, and I'd like to expand his collection. I figure this is something Baby Boy will eventually enjoy too, so it's a win-win.
PS I know what you are thinking. My last post was all about getting rid of stuff, and this one is all about accumulating more. I promise there is a method to my madness. I'll be getting rid of things I don't need anymore to make room for stuff that we do need...or at least that I want. haha