Shopping garage sales, moving sales and yard sales is also a great way to find items for your project. In most regions, there is a moving, yard or garage sale somewhere almost every weekend except winter. Many neighborhoods designate yard sale days when everyone in the community has their sale. These sales are a great way to find tools, furniture, building materials and all kinds of other things. In most cases, the items people are selling are in good condition and are sold at rock-bottom prices. Also, you usually can negotiate a slightly lower price on items you want. Just watch for signs when you are out and about and check the local classified ads for locations, dates, and times. But be sure to go early – you will not be the only person looking for great deals.


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