The start of warm weather means a lot of things: bikinis, burnt buns (both burgers and your behind), QT beach time and a whole new kind of shopping. Yes, yard sale season has begun! If you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect coffee table or a set of vintage dishes, yard sales can be your best option for finding unique items at a low price. To help you step up your yard sale game this summer, here are six apps you must check out.
1. Yard Sale Treasure Map: Sometimes going to yard sales can feel like a treasure hunt. You never know what gems you’re going to find, and it’s really easy to stumble upon some beautiful items. Yard Sale Treasure Map connects you directly to Craigslist garage sale postings, therefore making your search much easier.
2. VarageSale: Developed by an elementary school teacher and mom, VarageSale is a virtual community for buyers and sellers. Inspired by Facebook communities for swapping items, VarageSale makes it easy to locate secondhand furniture, clothing and housewares safely in your local community.
3. 5miles: Tired of searching online marketplaces like eBay and Craigslist? 5miles offers a safe environment for users to purchase and sell pre-loved items. This app makes it easy to scroll through items, “like” photos of items to save for later and connect with sellers in your area.
4. YardSignGPS: Instead of driving around your neighborhood looking for yard sale signs and flyers, use YardSignGPS. It makes it easy to locate yard sales within your neighborhood. This app keeps track of yard sale signs, flyers, bulletin boards and posters advertising garage sales, bake sales and farmers’ markets.
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5. OfferUp: Looking for an easy way to purchase or sell items? OfferUp makes it simple for you to browse through products in your area or post a photo of something you’re trying to sell. It also helps you locate specific items, especially if you’re on a mission for a dining room set or a dresser.
6. Wallapop: Have you ever considered going to a flea market to find cool stuff? From trinkets and crafts to old trunks and typewriters, you can find some great items at a flea market. With Wallapop, you’ll have a local flea market in the palm of your hand, which makes it easier for you to check out items and purchase them the same day.
What are your favorite items to look for at yard sales? Let us know in the comments.