Heart of the Home

| July 2006

A Letter From Kate

Dear Readers,

I love finding a bargain, but then, doesn't everyone? When I walk into one of my favorite stores and see clearance racks, I get a little rush. As I dig through the sale items and find things I like, my pulse actually starts racing, especially if it's a really good sale. I enjoy the items I buy on sale even more, just knowing that I saved money.

When I was in college, I worked at a large bookstore, and employees received a discount on everything in the store. It was wonderful to buy books and music at much-reduced prices, and the discount came in handy when I shopped for holiday and birthday gifts for my friends and family. After I graduated, I quit working at the bookstore, and I greatly missed that discount. To this day, I find it difficult to pay full price for books and CDs.

Now, I find most of my bargains at store clearance sales and garage sales. One of my favorite garage-sale finds was a lovely silver and amethyst ring for just $1. I also found an adorable set of ladybug bookends for my daughter's room for $2. Part of the fun of going to garage sales is the thrill of the hunt for a bargain!

My father-in-law, Jim, loves to go to garage and estate sales and auctions. He often finds great things at ridiculously low prices, and he shares his bargains with his family. The entire dining room of my house is furnished with Jim's estate-sale finds. The antique dining table and china hutch have the look of well-cared-for furniture that makes a house a home.

This summer, check out a few garage sales and see what treasures you can find. Happy bargain hunting!

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