Spring is just around the corner. Right?? It sure doesn't feel like it here, since we got another big dumping of snow yesterday and it's -7 degrees Celsius outside. I'm eagerly awaiting the return of yard sale season, along with the glorious banquet of spring rummage sales that are sure to appear soon.
Until then, I supposed I'll have to be content with sharing a couple of great finds I made this month. First up is this curbside find my husband scored:
A Samsonite suitcase in excellent condition. It's got a few marks on the outside but the interior is pristine. I was very pleased about this as last year I had mentioned that we really needed another suitcase. Up until now, we've squeezed clothes for all four of us into one suitcase for our family vacations. With the boys getting older (and their clothes getting much larger!) it was getting really tight last summer. Now the boys can have a whole suitcase to themselves.
I made the second great find this month:
I got this Eddie Bauer goose down-lined winter coat for just $7.50 at a Value Village 50% off day! It's in perfect condition; I don't know if anyone ever wore it. My current winter coat was over 15 years old, so I was thrilled to find such a quality replacement for such a low price (the old coat will now be reserved exclusively for winter bike riding, so I don't have to worry if I get a lot of messy road gunk all over myself!)
On the same day, I also found a lighter ski jacket for $5.00 (again, my present one was really old and getting a bit ratty). In addition, my husband tracked down five good quality men's dress shirts (including an Eddie Bauer and a Ralph Lauren), paying a total of $16.95 for the lot.
What great finds have you made lately?
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