This week, I've seen a lot of bloggers post about their top recipes of the year, or their top frugal tips of the year. I've decided, instead, to post my Top 5 Garage Sale/Thrift Store/Craigslist finds for the year.
#5 - Manure by the Truckload - $10 - Second-hand in the most basic of ways, a truckload of horse manure fortified the soil in all of our raised garden beds, and the rest went into our compost pile and will boost the soil again this spring.
#4 - White 5-Drawer Dresser - $5 - Kat needed a dresser and we found this one for cheap.
#3 - Garnet and Sterling Ring - 50¢ - I love rings and couldn't pass this up for for a couple of quarters.
#2 - Electric Kettle - 50¢ - I had been toying with the idea of one of these, but not being sure I'd use it, I didn't want to buy one new. I found this one for nearly nothing and use it almost every day.
#1 - Side-by-Side Refrigerator/Freezer - FREE - Our spare fridge was old, then it quit working altogether. We got this one from a craigslister who bought a new one. He had to take the doors off to get it out of his home and because he was too lazy to put it back together, we were able to get it for free. We love it.