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elks rummage sale

Saturday, September 25, 2010

I went to the Elk's rummage sale on there just before they closed.. I went in and an old man handed me a box and said fill it for $3.00 dollars. There were ten tables full of clothes and another twenty tables full of knicknacks and all sorts of goodies. At first i didn't think I would find enough to fill the box but I did with the boyfriends help. For three dollars I got clothes, pillowcases, a lace table cloth, books, , Christmas ornaments. socks, and hats  for Winter..I can't wait to get into my box and look at all that i found. it was the best deal all day and the last place we stopped. I didn't know ahead of time that it was the end of their sale. but glad we stopped.

Earlier we went to some yard sales and i found some nice knit gloves for winter for 50 cents a piece. and some pretty necklaces for 50 cents a piece. i believe one of the necklaces was real gold it is an old timey locket its pretty. When i go yard saling i try to go to yard sales out in the country a bit and stay away from city yard sales the ones in the country offer more of a variety and you can get some unique items. I also got a lavender perfume set for $3.00. I thought it was a bit pricey but my boyfriend said to buy it because it would be more at the store and i do like perfume. it was in a box and never used. i also got four nice mugs at that yard sale for 5 cents a piece. i like thick mugs for my hot chocolate in the winter. The weather is starting to get cold here in Michigan I think we are in for an early cold snap have been busy trying to find warm clothes before it gets any colder. The temps really dip in the low teens here in the winter makes it hard for me to get out side and go shopping. I don't have a car and i have to walk every where i go unless the boyfriend is here he ussually drives me. I wonder if anyone on here has any ideas on how to keep a trailer warm in the winter. I love in a mobile home  its nice but it can get cold in the winter and hot in the summer.

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tips to keeping warmer
Friday, October 01, 2010 | By MzScarlett

Bubble wrap works very well taped on the inside of windows; or you can mist the windows lightly and press the bubble wrap on; you can layer the bubble wrap as well; several layers! (you can post "wanted" on craigs list to get if someone has and also find in dumpsters behind businesses many times like furniture, and appliance stores for free)
Roll tightly up a towel, and place between the screen and the windows; this helps cut out a LOT of heat loss!
Layer the windows as well; just as you layer YOURSELF up: do so to your windows! bubble wrap; then curtains, then over the curtains perhaps quilts hung on another rod, or i have 2 apricot twin size bed spreads I got at thrift store for $3.00 each which I hung up on rods in the front room; look beautiful!
DO: get draft catchers for breezes: if nothing else, do so with rolled up towels again! Many times you can find animals that are made for this! You might be able to even find by googling a pattern to make them for yourself!
I got some real thick wool rugs from QVC or HSN with free shipping and handling; they do shed quite a bit but they keep the floor incredibly warmer! Royal palace is one of the ones: and they have a "floor plans" rugs which are most excellent as well!
I kept watching til I got mine at an incredibly low price with free shipping and several payments rather than paying all at one time! no interest fees at all! WONDERFUL rugs that you normally will not find locally at a fraction of the cost you CAN find locally!
DO keep an EYE out at your sales: sometimes you can SPOT them and will KNOW that they are wool and super thick and cushiony and will keep looking fantastic for years! and at a fraction of the cost!
Keep slippers handy, and wear warm socks; and drink tea or cocoa! cosy up to your boyfriend to save body heat!
DO keep afghans or quilts handy to drape around you; put your robe on backwards and voila! you have the "new" latest fad! a blanket with arms!
Do cook roasts, etc, very slowly in the oven: all day long! Not only is it similar to cooking in a crock pot, but it will help keep the house cozier!
Good luck!

great advice
Saturday, October 02, 2010 | By attic_treasures

thanks for the advice. michigan weather is very cold in the winter and any advice to keep warm is greatly appreciated. i do wear long under wear when the temps start to tip down...and i put plenty of blankets and afgans on my bed

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