A frugal minded homesteader is always scouting for things to look for at a yard sale or thrift store to save money and fully equip a homestead’s many needs.
When you can buy something used, not only will you not pay full price but you are giving an functional item a second chance at being useful and keeping it out of a landfill. Older items are often made to last and are of better quality than products that are being made today in a throw away consumer culture.
Yard sale can become quite addicting, there is such a thrill to finding an item that your family will use and for a small fraction that you normally would pay.
On a personal note: I keep a small pocket sized notebook in my purse with an ever changing list of items we need for our home, garden, canning supplies, medical equipment, pet and livestock care items and clothing. Each family member has their own page of bodily measurements, sizes and color preferences.
I keep a measuring tape, spare double AA batteries, spare socks for trying on shoes, rope to tie down big items to a vehicle and baby wipes to clean an item as part of my yard sale support kit. I use these items to see if an item is worth buying.
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