It shouldn’t come as any surprise that I’ve managed to find a lot of tools for the shed, garage, and workbench in the most thrifty of ways; a girl’s got to save her dough where she can, and even though we have a plentiful arsenal of great tools, that doesn’t mean I’m always paying retail for them at the big box stores. A lot of people turn to garage sales as a place to find salvagable furniture, home decor, or kids clothes and toys, but we’ve found a lot of other tools and materials at these events too.
It’s resourcefulness at it’s tool-finest. Check out this week’s post on DIY Network to see my Top 10 garage sale tool picks (and then go scavenging through your own neighborhood this weekend).
We actually popped over to a church sale earlier this morning and snapped a few photos that validate my point: inexpensive tools are plentiful. Not shown: unused window and door insulation, tool belts, Dremel attachments, sandpaper, and gardening planters.
And don’t even get me at the kitchen goods; this isn’t a post pushing “tools of the kitchen” but Pyrex, skillets, and muffin tins, anyone?
We scooted home with 5 candles (for 80-cents), a basket (50-cents), and some tub and wall trim that might come in handy while Pete works to update his parent’s bathroom. For a mere 10-cents, it’ll be worth a shot.