It's not that I'm against garage sales. I know it's a high for some people, but I hate the competition feel of garage sales. My heart starts to pound and I suddenly find myself wanting to run in front of the person next to me and grab everything in sight. It's stressful! And, probably the main reason I don't like garage sales, is that they are usually on a Saturday morning when any sane person should be sleeping in!
Where I live there is this wonderful place called DI (Deseret Industries) where everybody too uninspired to have a garage sale takes their stuff. It's also where all the leftover garage sale stuff ends up on Saturday afternoon. Sometimes I pay $30 for a dresser that was marked down to $15 on the garage sale sticker but I don't care. I LOVE my stress-free Saturday mornings in my cozy bed!
Truly, you don't have to be a thrifting expert, or dedicate a lot of time to finding great deals! When it's convenient for me, I just drop by DI and don't worry about what I'm missing at the yard sales! I buy all of my furniture there, but I thought I'd also share some of the knick knacks I've found, too.