Yard Sales, especially ones as large as the Talbot Trail, can be overwhelming. Help yourself out and MAKE A LIST! Keep it on you at all times and you will find sorting through all the goodies much less intimidating. Keep focus and stay organized and you will be amazed at the treasures you come up with.
Do I *really* need that collectible cup from the 1988 Calgary Olympics? Do I just *like* it, or do I *love* it? You may find 10 things you just like, and 1 thing you love. So that makes the decision easy, ONLY buy what you LOVE! Don't collect a large mass of mediocre items, or future "maybe" project items.
When you find an item, like, oh let's say garden gnomes, you must ask yourselves some pertinent questions. Is there room for this in my garden? Is it my style? What will the neighbours think? If you're still not sure, ask a friend What do you think? If all answers point to YES, then pick up that garden gnome and be confident you made the right choice!
When yard sale-ing you must keep in mind that this is a likely a "cash only" endeavor. So don't forget to take a trip to the ATM before heading out. And since you will likely spend most time outside, get your yard sale-ing gear on! Hats are good, sunscreen, and of course, bring some water to keep hydrated, it could be a long day.
Don't forget the little things! Check for purses, wallets, belts, scarves, jewellery, you never know what you'll find in these often scattered (and daunting) piles. Take your time to sift through, follow our other rules, and you may just find that perfect gem! Good luck!
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