One of the best things about summer in my neighborhood are the yard sales. They're on every corner, just about every weekend. Yard sales are by far, one of the most baby-friendly summer activities. Even if you're not interested in buying a single thing, between people-watching and all the interesting fare you're sure to have a stimulated baby. Starting a summer tradition with your littlest one while the others are at baseball games, dance recitals and beach parties could be a wonderful bonding experience--"when you were just 10 months old you and mommy went to a yard sale and you loved this silly clown lamp so much I had to buy it..."
A few things to remember when yard saling away--
*Experts suggest putting anything that's not washable (records, pictures, etc) in a plastic bag and in the freezer for 24 hours first.
If you can't get out on the weekend to yard sales, go driving around Monday morning before the garbage has come. Often whatever doesn't sell is curb fodder = FREE!
Here's to finding you're own hidden treasure and starting your own baby friendly summer tradition.
Remember Baby Skates? Who could pass her up, still in the box, for $2.
Do you have any free, easy, special summer traditions to share?
Yard saling & flea marketing are family traditions in my family. We will take all day and go to 3 large flea markets by way of yard sales. I drive dh crazy pointing out the yard sale signs...especially when he has to turn the car quickly.
Love yard sailing just haven't been able to go.
Good suggestion about washing or putting the item in the freezer. My favorite yard sale purchase was a hot wheels riding toy that I cleaned up and put new handle covers on and it made a great toy that my boys played with for years.
great tips! always have a plan and route so you arent aimlessly wandering...
My stepmom and stepsister used to be on the road every Saturday at 6am. We mapped out our route the night before, so we'd get the best bargains. After about 3 hours, we'd stop for biscuits and gravy at Bojangles. My ss passed away last year, and my 84 y/o sm can't get out anymore, but we had such great times!
One of the things I was most excited about when my newest gtrat grandchild was born was having a baby to shop for again at yard sales, lol.