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A wheelbarrow full of stuff, plus the wheelbarrow!
Here's is an example of our preparedness garage sale hunting today. The most expensive thing was the wheelbarrow at $5. The next was the box of fireworks (purely for fun!) at $4. All together though, this cost around $20. I got a bunch of clothes, including a snow suit for my son, & a church suit for him at a clothing exchange. We got 20 canning jars for $1! We got brand new lotions, & herb seed packets for $1 total. And for fun we got a huge box of scrapbook paper (if you have a crafty child you'll know what a treasure that is!), 2 Tennis Shoes Among the Nephites books, a board game, a snow tube, & my son bought himself some...unusual indian head bookends. We spent a bit over an hour. At regular prices, just the wheel barrow, or just the canning jars would have cost $20! The suit by itself would have cost more than $20! A great return on our time! I had added a wheel barrow to my mental list last week, & there one was!