Frugal Fridays—Just Ask!

frugalfridays-754123-778598.jpgOne thing I’ve found is that if you ask, you will receive. Let family and friends know what you are in need (or want) of. Just by letting our family know that we were willing to take unwanted items off their hands, we’re received tons of items for yard sales; a huge playhouse, picnic table, tricycle, and rocking horse for our daughter; clothes, shoes, furniture, and books.

Most of these items were in great or even new condition. The original owners just didn’t want them. For example, my cousin lost some weight and wanted her “fat” clothes out of her sight. I was happy to take them off her hands. We try to pass on the favor by giving things we don’t want or can’t use to others who can. We also sell items very cheaply at our yard sales (like 5 or 10 cent clothes). We may not make a lot of money off them, but I know I’m helping someone else get nice clothes for very little money.

It never hurts to let people know what you want! My sister in law had always wanted a piano and received one for free; she just had to pick it up. (So far, this hasn’t worked for me with receiving a new car, but hey! You know never!)

Check out more Frugal Fridays at Biblical Womanhood!

Published in: on March 28, 2008 at 11:39 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. Yard sales are a great way to make a buck. Also – buying treasures from Yard sales and selling on eBay is even better!

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