The weekend after Fourth of July was actually pretty packed with garage sales here in Florida! One of the first sales we went to was an advertised teacher’s sale. I always search for “teacher” and “educational” during the summer, since retired teachers usually have their cleaning out sales during this time!
I paid $15 for all the fun, educational goodies in the four pictures below. A steal I tell ya!
From the top left – set of geometric shapes and sorting cards, big bag full of small foam shapes, small bag of brightly shaped buttons (I’ve been looking for these! So glad I didn’t buy them brand new!), bag of magnetic letter tiles, and bag of wooden geometric blocks.
The dark blue thing at the top of the picture is a huge calendar pocket chart that came with the month cards below it. She priced it at $2. Seriously?! She was almost giving away her stuff! The bin on the left is full of picture stamps and a nice set of letter stamps. Along the bottom from the left – textured alphabet cards (I bought sandpaper to make these but haven’t gotten around to doing it. Good thing!), two watercolor sets, magnetic puzzle letters, and a wooden fraction tile set (to match my overhead fraction tile set from last week!).
This teacher had boxes and boxes and boxes of books but I couldn’t go through them all. It was so incredibly hot! I grabbed a few from Patricia Polacco to go with our collection along with some other fun finds.
Hubby grabbed all the Magic School Bus books because he knows how much I love them. However, he saw how much a lot goes on ebay, so we may have a showdown on who gets to keep them. lol! I also picked up a brand new pirate coloring book.
Hubby picked up the Polar Express book gift set with cassette and bell for $1, two coupon booklets for $5 together, and three little Zoobles with habitats for $1. The girls love their Zoobles! I grabbed the box of sheet protectors, stack of tabbed dividers, Captivating book and new dry erase eraser for $3.
Hubby found the two brand new Shel Silverstein books for $1 each and I grabbed the two other books for $0.25 each. I was excited to find two pairs of maternity jeans for $0.50 each! And the tube of small plastic apes was $1. Do you know that these tubes of animals are $15 brand new in the store?! I love garage sales!
We didn’t make it out garage sailing today because we hosted our own yard sale! Our garage was literally about to explode with stuff, as well as our closets in the house. So we decided to have a sale and had a couple family members bring over stuff to sell too. Here’s a picture of part of our sale.
We all made close to $450 combined, with over $350 being what just me and Hubby sold! This will help to pay for a huge chunk of our upcoming mini vacation in early Fall. So exciting!