The Frustrations of Our Long, Cold, Winter Can\’t Hold Out Much Longer: Not When Our Thrifty Diva Cheerily Reminds Us That “Garage Sale Season is Coming…”

By Barb Tobias
NABBW’s Thrifting Associate

My favorite time of year is just around the corner. Yes, that\’s right, Garage Sale Season! Do you know that that means? It\’s time to start purging your home and preparing for the onslaught of sales around the city.
 
The snow is on the ground and the chill has set in. What better reason to begin to purge those unwanted items from your home.

Think of it, purge your home, hold a successful garage sale and use the proceeds to redecorate, or revive a single room or spruce up your entire home!

It\’s been a long winter here in the mountains of Evergreen, Colorado. Garage Sale_thumb

In case you hadn\’t heard, I had shoulder surgery in late December and I am currently healing and seeing my physical therapist twice weekly.

I\’m stressing to her that my shoulder needs to be in working order so I can shop … when my favorite season arrives. I must be able to haul those precious finds home with me!

Happy Shopping,
Barb

diva_hatKnown as the “Thrift Talk Diva,” Barb Tobias is a professional speaker and inspiring coach who renovates lives, homes and wardrobes by sticking her curious little nose into other people’s “thrifty business.” After a lifetime of transforming trash into treasure, this savvy mistress of thrift shares her secrets to finding deals, repurposing before tossing, reconstructing the tattered and renewing things others view as passé in her recent release…Tossed & Found; Where Frugal is Chic.

Her “tell all” book is not simply a journey of personal transformation, but teaches a newly frugal nation how to purchase, purge and profit from thrift. Barb also has a monthly column in the Denver Post and blogs at Thrift Talk Diva.