Hello! Usually at this time of year, garage sales have kind of wound down. And for the most part they have. With the exception of the Hutterite garage sales, at least in our area. Today I attended garage sales at 2 different colonies (Fairholme and Good Hope, both South West of Portage la Prairie). And I managed to snag quite a few deals.
There was also lots of bars of soap around, so I bartered at both colonies and got almost 30 bars of soap for about .25 cents a piece.
Socks and toques were a quarter a piece and I found a few miscellaneous things as well: a beanie baby (.25), a collapsible cup (.10), a bag of wooden beads (.25), a small toy drum (.25), and some wash cloths that worked about to .30 a piece.
I also always checked the free boxes and got free felt (see top left hand corner), that I can use for a craft I have in mind for shoe boxes and a new mens hat.
I have never really shopped garage sales with shoe boxes in mind, until this spring. I have found the odd thing here and there, but overall, not that much. You want something that's a great price, but also something that is or looks brand new. You also want quality items, not just trinkets from a dollar store.
So if you have a chance to hit up a hutterite garage sale, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at the things you can find.
Do any other areas have sales such as these? Just curious!