Yard sales are a great way to buy unique and good quality pieces of art, furniture, small appliances, and so many other awesomely random items, at a bargain price. It’s like a treasure hunt for adults, one that allows you to find the unexpected and negotiate for a super low price on an item that probably retails for four times the price.
Yard sales are everywhere and finding them has become easier than ever before. With the help of the internet, people can use various platforms to list their yard sale events, which makes it super easy for you to find a yard sale near you at the click of a button, in your pj’s.
Here are 5 ways to find yard sales near you, on any given day:
1: gsalr.com- Garage Sales by Map
The database houses thousands of yard sale listings and with the user-friendly site, it makes it easy to find a yard sale near you. Simply enter your city or zip code and it provides all of the known garage sales in your area. In a matter of seconds, you’ll find several yard sales near you. Even better, you can click on one of the locations and instantly get directions or have your navigation lead the way.
This site has always been helpful in finding used goods, from cars to furniture, and everything in between. Its paper version was first published in 1973, so you could say that this organization knows a thing or two about finding good used deals.
Naturally, it would be a good source for finding yard sales or rummage sales in your area. Even though it’s online now, it still provides that newspaper quality listing, by providing details on what you might find in certain yard sales, so you can save time by choosing the yard sales that have the type of items you’re looking for.
3: Drive around
While the internet offers up a wide list of yard sales in your area, oftentimes the simplest way to find a good yard sale near you is to just drive around your neighborhood.
People still post signs in the neighborhood regularly, and if you drive around on a Saturday morning, you’ll spot several of them. The benefit of this method is that you can take a sneak peek at what each yard sale offers from the comfort of your car.
You’ll quickly be able to decide if that yard sale has what you need. Chances are, many of the great items you’re looking for may not be included in the online forums since each listing costs money for the seller and has limited character and word count, which means driving by would give you a better idea of what items are available.
4: Social Media
Facebook is a great place to not only find yard sales near you, but you can find groups that are set up for treasure swaps where individuals can swap out items with one another and often get their item for free or really cheap.
This is an excellent way to get the items you need without having to go through a ton of items in person.
5: Yard Sale Search
This site also provides yard sale locations in your area, similar to Garage Sales by Map. Simply type in your city and it finds all of the listed yard sales near you.
This site is unique in that it provides a price range feature, where you can list how much you plan on spending and they provide a list of yard sales within your budget.
It’s a great way to make sure you can buy the things you want without driving to a location and realizing that the item is listed out of your budget range.
Yard sales are all-around awesome
Yard sales are an awesome place to find used treasures at a reasonable, and often super low, price. By shopping yard sales, you’re not only saving money, but you’re taking one more thing that may end up in a landfill. You’re doing your part to recycle and repurpose pieces that might otherwise be thrown away.
It’s a great way to take an old piece and extend its functional lifespan. As the saying goes, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.
–By Gina Zakaria