There are times when finding a great deal is simply about finding a great deal and yard sales are the perfect place to find fantastic deals. There are great deals to be found at yard sales. One man's trash might, very well, be another man's treasure and this saying holds true with yard sales. That's not to say that yard sales are full of trash. That simply means that just because the people holding yard sales have no more need for the items they are selling doesn't mean that it is trash. It just wore out its welcome in one home and is ready to move on to another.
Finding area yard sales is very easy these days. Many homeowners will advertise their yard sales in the local paper's classifieds which makes it real convenient for those interested in hopping yard sales on the weekend. You can plan out a whole day of yard sales with a single newspaper and find something different at each one. It's almost like a modern day treasure hunt and you can be the pirate.
Flipping is simply the process of purchasing something for one price and selling it for a much higher price. This works great with yard sales because homeowners bring things out by the box full when conducting yard sales. They might not even remember what was in a box but just want to get rid of it and make a few bucks in the process. This is the type of yard sale to look for.
The yard sale that allows rummaging through boxes is the perfect place to find treasures. These homeowners might not realize the treasures that are packed away in a single box, just waiting to be found. A box could contain items from grandparents or great grandparents and could be priceless but they are sitting in a box, at a yard sale. These are the types of treasures that all yard sale hoppers hope to find and this is what keeps them hopping. The next time you are driving down the road and you see a yard sale in the distance, think twice before you drive on by. You might just be passing up on the one yard sale that could have produced the treasure that changed your life.