Five Great Finds Found at Yakima’s Biggest Yard Sale
With Yakima's Biggest Yard Sale coming this Saturday (May 7) at 8 a.m. at the Perry Tech parking lot, I was thinking back to some of my best finds at yard sales and hoping I can find more to add to this list. Here are a few things I've found at yard sales.
One of my favorite things to find are items that are gently used or not used at all as the seller doesn't need it or has a better one and they just want to unload this. I found an awesome bread maker at Yakima's Biggest Yard Sale two years ago and the bread maker still works today!
A Nintendo system with about 8 games
Value: about $120
This was found at our first Yakima's Biggest Yard Sale about 14 or 15 years ago. Often, churches will reserve spaces and everything they sell goes to the church as a charity fundraiser. I found a non-assuming box, peeked inside, calmly closed the box and bought it, holding my excitement inside.
A Foosball Table
This was a situation where it paid to show up early. I saw a foosball table, beautiful condition, and they only wanted $20. I guess the story was that the seller had it in his "man cave," which, after the birth of his child, got turned into a nursery. The yard sale barely even started when I attempted to pay for it, but it was already sold. It didn't last long, as many of the great items don't.
Clothes. A LOT of Clothes
Value: $8-$15 each
Price: 25 cents each
At most yard sales, I see piles and piles of clothes and never think anything of it. One year, in particular, my daughters outgrew all of their summer clothes. I knew this was the perfect opportunity to get everything they needed for summer and even a few fall and winter outfits for next to nothing.
Value: a lot
Price: much less
For the last few years a seller has been bringing things like shovels, trowels, things to help your garden grow and more. I always thought it was cool, but was banking on that seller being there so I could buy a few things now that we have a little garden of our own.
So many great things, a little something for everyone. We'd love for you to join us!
Yakima's Biggest Yard Sale
presented by Goodwill in Yakima, Union Gap, Selah and Ellensburg
Saturday, May 7 at 8:00 a.m.
$3 entry or $2 with a can of food for Northwest Harvest
Perry Tech parking lot across from the airport off 24th and Washington in Yakima.
Here's my tour of last year's yard sale. I can't wait to see what's in store for Yakima's Biggest Yard Sale 2016!