Friday, July 19, 2013

Frugal Finds Friday: Shop a Flea Market

Shopping at yard sales and flea markets can save you a boat-load of money, as long as you only purchase needed items, and stay within your budget.  Joe and I frequent the flea markets in our area, and stop at year sales when they are available.  Pictured above is one of our flea market stops from June.  I was in the process of redoing our hall closet, which has no doors, so everything is visible, and baskets are so much nicer to look at then just stuff.  So, I knew what I needed, approximately, and out I went in search.  I was able to pick up 2 large baskets, one of which now holds pillow cases (1 is on my basket shelf, waiting for a use), for just $1 each.  These baskets would have cost at least $10-$12 each at Micheal's prior to a coupon, that's at least an $18 savings!  The 3 smaller flat baskets, also just $1 ea are from some fancy store, maybe Pier One; the seller told me his wife paid about $8 a piece for them --- wow!  That's a $21 savings!  Lastly we picked up beef jerky for Joe 3/$1, and Crystal Light sticks for me for $1.  I'm not sure the savings on these since we usually don't buy the jerky, and Crystal Light sometimes has sales and coupons.  But, the baskets alone saved me $39, and I have a beautiful hall closet, and utensil drawer to show for it...
 7 baskets in the Hall Closet, total cost: $4.25
Misc Utensil Drawer, 3 baskets, total cost: $3

What's your frugal find for this week?

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  1. I LOVE flea markets so much! You just never know what you're going to find. Lately I've found that yard sales are full of junk, but flea markets still have an abundance of awesome stuff at great prices. Love them.

    I didn't find anything this week, but am hoping to go to my favourite local flea market this weekend, so I'm hoping I can score some great deals!

  2. If your into vintage go to the sales that say so and so years accumulation I've gotten some really nice antique items from these types of yard and estate sales. Love it found you on wordless wednesday I'm lorraine at