The Second Hand post category on the blog will show you the latest info I’ve shared about thrift stores, consignment shops, and consignment sales.
Free rocks! Here are some sources for finding free items around Richmond:
I love a good book sale! The biggest locally is the Friends of the Richmond Public Library sale, which takes place in spring and fall. You can check the “book sale” tag on the blog to see if there are any sales coming up soon, and also BookSaleFinder.com is a resource that lists sales all over the state (and country).
Always a fun way to spend a Saturday morning! Instead of driving aimlessly looking for signs, plot your plan of attack using the Garage Sale list on Craigslist and on the Times-Dispatch. (Of course you can detour if you find something else!). I find that May is the peak season for my very favorite kind of sale, the neighborhood sale.
– Sierra Club Yard Sale at University of Richmond in May, with unwanted student items
A great way to outfit your little ones with clothes for the upcoming season, as well as find cheap toys, books, and baby equipment. There are about 15 sales scattered around Richmond; the spring ones run late February through early April, while the fall sale season starts in August and goes til early October. I post a list of upcoming sales twice a year, which you’ll find under the Consignment Sales tag on the blog.
(For more kid-friendly tips, check out the Kid Stuff page)
If home decor on a dime is right up your alley, check out a couple of local bloggers who specialize in it: