If you can’t find something to buy at the Brooklyn United Methodist Church
Mega Sale, then you just aren’t trying. The mammoth sale includes items in the parking lot, in the little white house, and fills almost the entire church. Money generated from the sale goes to help local Boy Scouts, Avenues for Homeless Youth and youth mission trips at the church.
"We never know what we are going to have," says organizer Wendell Garnhart, who oversees the sale and the year-long effort to load up items from estate sales and donations around the metro. "We have a little bit of everything."
The sale opens Wednesday, June 14, at 5 p.m. and continues on Thursday and Friday until closing on Saturday at noon.
If you are overwhelmed on what to shop for at garage sales, here’s a list of items to be on the look out for at garage sales:Picture frames
Frames, especially the large ones, can be purchased at a fraction of a price that they would be in a retail store.Housewares
Find high-end knives like Wusthof or CutCo at garage sales for less. CutCo knives will even be sharpened for free by a sales representative.Glassware
Corningware or Pyrex can be purchased for less at garage sales than even on eBay or in consignment stores.Valuable glass sets
If you are looking to purchase character glasses and turn them for a profit, always buy in sets of four instead of three.
Hardcover bestsellers are available at the Mega Sale for $1 and paperbacks for less. You can always find good books for less at garage sales.
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