What were your greatest yard sale buys of 2014?

If you're ever in need of dinnerware, buy from a yard sale. You're sure to note these are mostly mismatched, we did that on purpose -- we were buying them for pictures to be used by The York Dispatch's Food Editor! Anyway, you'll always find great deals on dinnerware at yard sales. Most of these plates were 25 cents each.

If you’re ever in need of dinnerware, buy from a yard sale. You’re sure to note these are mostly mismatched, we did that on purpose — we were buying them for pictures to be used by The York Dispatch’s Food Editor! Anyway, you’ll always find great deals on dinnerware at yard sales. Most of these plates were 25 cents each.

Well, the yard sale season is pretty much over for 2014 — at least up here in the Northeast , where the Yard Sale Secrets team is based.

It’s been a low-key year for us for sure. We didn’t get out as much as we normally do due to a hectic schedule with the kids.

Still, we did find some great things along the way — you’ve seen them all in our posts through out the year. But what we want to know is what are your favorite buys for the year?  Send us a message, leave a comment or do what this yard sale fan did — she made a video.

Check it out: http://youtu.be/NcsOnE3rvic

Keep an eye out for posts from us throughout the winter. We’ll be here, thinking about those glorious Saturday mornings when deals abound.

And when we do, we’ll be writing about the tips, tricks and hints that can help you.

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Best Bets for Oct. 10-11

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You can tell fall weather has scared away most yard sale hosts, as there’s not much to choose from this week.

Just like last week, weather forecast isn’t the greatest. There’s a mix of rain and sun on Friday and Saturday. Thursday yard sales look like your best bet. Get the up-to-date details on the weekend weather from our pals at The York Dispatch.

MOVING SALES

  • STEWARTSTOWN: Head out to Webb and Dolf Roads for some deals. Saturday only.
  • OFF QUEEN STREET: “Sacrificed pricing” at 430 Waters Road. Friday and Saturday.
  • EAST YORK: Get a lawn mower and some antiques at 2263 Spangler Circle. Thursday through Saturday.
  • Did we miss some? Check out the listings!

SOUNDS INTERESTING

  • Freysville UCC has a yard sale event with lots of food too. 132 Windsor Road in Red Lion. Saturday only.
  • An estate sale features items from a former antiques dealer. Go to 16426 W. Liberty Road in Stewartstown. Saturday only.
  • Trendy Justice and Monster High apparel at a sale in West York at 776 Butcher Court. Friday and Saturday.
  • Snag a super-sized dog crate at a sale at 706 Highlands Path in the Springwood Development. Friday and Saturday.

For more on these yard sales as well as the complete list, check out The York Dispatch classifieds.

CHECK OUT THE APP

Yard Sale Secrets, in conjunction with The York Dispatch and the York Newspaper Co., now has a yard sale app for iPhone and Android phones. The app helps you locate all the yard sales advertised on MediaOnePa, which includes sites in York, Hanover, Chambersburg and Lebanon. Zip to the bottom of this page for a link to the app.

TWITTER

Yep, the Yard Sale Secrets has adopted Twitter. We might only use it sporadically, but we welcome you to join us. We especially hope to use it on Saturdays (and some Fridays) when we are out on the road. Join Yard Sale Secrets on Twitter now!

MORE YARD SALE INFORMATION

Got a question for us here at Yard Sale Secrets? Or, even better, a great tip on selling or buying? Then leave a comment for us and we’ll respond in an upcoming post. We love to hear from other yard sale fanatics!

YOUR WEEKEND MISSION

If you’re hosting a yard sale this weekend, take some pictures of your event set up. We would love to see it. If you’re heading out to some sales, lets see some pictures of your loot! E-mail them to jsimcoe@yorkdispatch.com for inclusion in an upcoming Yard Sale Secrets post.

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Best bets for Oct. 3-4

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There’s slim pickings in the yard sale advertising this week, but we’ll still point out the best bets of the week.
The weather forecast is far from promising this weekend. There’s a chance of rain on Friday and Saturday, but only a chance. Thursday yard sales will face a foggy morning too. Get the up-to-date details on the weekend weather from our pals at The York Dispatch.

GROUP YARD SALES

  • IN THE PARKING LOT: Glades Auction on Druck Valley Road is hosting a “community yard sale.” Saturday only.
  • SPRINGVALE: Look for signs near Red Lion that direct you to Springvale Road. Saturday only.
  • Did we miss some? Check out the listings!

SOUNDS INTERESTING

  • Somebody’s moving to Texas, and they’re emptying out the house at 3875 Board Road in Manchester. Friday only.
  • A sale at 542 Short Road in East Berlin is unloading oil cans, a treadle sewing machine, a cedar chest and a set of leather saddle bags. Thursday though Saturday
  • Look for a sale between Stillmeadow and Brandywine at Kayla Boulevard where you’ll find bar items, XXL-sized clothes, and pocket books. Thursday through Saturday.
  • On the hunt for snowmen? How about a collection of 50 of them? Head over to 6862 Seneca Ridge Drive off exit 10 on I-83. Saturday only.
  • There’s a laundry list of items at 1396 Timber Court off Messersmith Road and Tunnel Hill Road, which is all south of Spring Grove. We’ll just go ahead and relist it: “Thousands of baseball cards (years 1992 thru 2010), Wood globe-shaped wine baron castor wheels (24″ diameter), Oversized wood rocking chair, Wash stand with marble top, dry sink, Longaberger, Pfaltzgraff, Thomas the Train, Eddie Bauer cradle, 3-wheel baby jogger, hundreds of books of all kinds, Beverly Lewis, Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, Chicken Soup, Cookbooks, comics, many more well known authors, brand new Christmas, tools, glassware, Halloween, many more items.” Whew! Thursday through Saturday.

For more on these yard sales as well as the complete list, check out The York Dispatch classifieds.

CHECK OUT THE APP

Yard Sale Secrets, in conjunction with The York Dispatch and the York Newspaper Co., now has a yard sale app for iPhone and Android phones. The app helps you locate all the yard sales advertised on MediaOnePa, which includes sites in York, Hanover, Chambersburg and Lebanon. Zip to the bottom of this page for a link to the app.

TWITTER

Yep, the Yard Sale Secrets has adopted Twitter. We might only use it sporadically, but we welcome you to join us. We especially hope to use it on Saturdays (and some Fridays) when we are out on the road. Join Yard Sale Secrets on Twitter now!

MORE YARD SALE INFORMATION

Got a question for us here at Yard Sale Secrets? Or, even better, a great tip on selling or buying? Then leave a comment for us and we’ll respond in an upcoming post. We love to hear from other yard sale fanatics!

YOUR WEEKEND MISSION

If you’re hosting a yard sale this weekend, take some pictures of your event set up. We would love to see it. If you’re heading out to some sales, lets see some pictures of your loot! E-mail them to jsimcoe@yorkdispatch.com for inclusion in an upcoming Yard Sale Secrets post.

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Sweet deals at the yard sales

As we expected, it was a great day Saturday for some yard sale shopping. Our primary stop was up at Northeastern High School, where a fundraiser sale was being held.

These jars of honey from Dover were $6 each. It was great to find some local honey since it's supposed to help with allergies.

These jars of honey from Dover were $6 each. It was great to find some local honey since it’s supposed to help with allergies. Thanks, Bawk-N-Buzz Farm of Dover, for being there!

Yard sales are great because you can sometimes find some very specific items to fit your very specific needs. In this instance, we got a nice version-specific  iPod case and a climbing log for our hermit crabs. Total cost of the two items? $2.75.

Yard sales are great because you can sometimes find some very specific items to fit your very specific needs. In this instance, we got a nice version-specific iPod case and a climbing log for our hermit crabs. Total cost of the two items? $2.75.

Our smallest yard sale shopper loves puzzles and Disney Princesses, so this massive floor puzzle was a must-have. It also came with a look-and-find book.

Our smallest yard sale shopper loves puzzles and Disney Princesses, so this massive floor puzzle was a must-have. It also came with a look-and-find book.

DVDs and CDs continue to fill up our car as we shop at local yard sales. Yes, we could go digital, but its great to have a physical copies of media too. The issue, of course, is having enough physical storage space for them. It's hard to say which is better.

DVDs and CDs continue to fill up our car as we shop at local yard sales. Yes, we could go digital, but its great to have a physical copies of media too. The issue, of course, is having enough physical storage space for them. It’s hard to say which is better.

Did you hit the yard sale circuit this weekend? Tell us what you got in the comments below! You can also email us at jsimcoe@yorkdispatch.com. Pictures are always appreciated!

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Best bets for Sept. 26-27

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There’s slim pickings in the yard sale advertising this week, but we’ll still point out the best bets of the week.

Look for sunny skies on Friday and Saturday. Thursday yard sales will have a lot more trouble. Get the up-to-date details on the weekend weather from our pals at The York Dispatch.

GROUP YARD SALES

  • FELTON: Two close-by sales on Crossroads Avenue. Friday and Saturday.
  • ANDOVER:Take the first right past Weigelstown Elementary on 74 north near Dover. Thursday through Saturday.
  • MULTI-FAMILY: Check out the sale at 1924 Duella Court. Friday and Saturday.
  • BARN SALE: No they aren’t selling the barn, but a few families are filling it with yard sale goodies. 1951 Susquehanna Trail North. Friday and Saturday.
  • STILLMEADOW FARMS: Find these sales off Susquehanna Trail at Stillmeadow. Friday and Saturday.
  • LEXINGTON MEADOWS: Off Taxville Road near Hempfield Drive. Friday and Saturday.
  • Did we miss some? Check out the listings!

CHURCH SALES

  • St. Paul’s Lutheran, 25 W. Springettsbury Road. Saturday.
  • Calvary UM, 11 N. Richland Ave. Friday and Satuday.
  • Stewartstown Presbyterian, 14 College Ave. Saturday.
  • York Alliance Church Fellowship Hall, 501 Rathton Road. Book sale only. Friday and Saturday.
  • Otterbein UM, 50 School St. Friday and Saturday.

SOUNDS INTERESTING

  • Heading to Gettysburg, then you can get a deal on a pre-lit Christmas tree at 550 Knight Road. Friday and Saturday
  • Find the “big yellow barn” for antiques and other items at 298 Main St. in Wellsville. Friday to Sunday.
  • A promise of “bargain prices” might entice you into some antiques, toys, DVDs and clothes for all ages at a sale in Robin Road in West Manchester Township. Saturday only.
  • Check out the three-wheel antique bike and other goodies at 795 Windsor Road in the Red Lion Area. Friday and Saturday.
  • If we’re reading the ad correctly, there’s Beatles memorabilia at a sale at 2006 Black Oak Drive in Red Lion. Friday and Saturday.

For more on these yard sales as well as the complete list, check out The York Dispatch classifieds.

CHECK OUT THE APP

Yard Sale Secrets, in conjunction with The York Dispatch and the York Newspaper Co., now has a yard sale app for iPhone and Android phones. The app helps you locate all the yard sales advertised on MediaOnePa, which includes sites in York, Hanover, Chambersburg and Lebanon. Zip to the bottom of this page for a link to the app.

TWITTER

Yep, the Yard Sale Secrets has adopted Twitter. We might only use it sporadically, but we welcome you to join us. We especially hope to use it on Saturdays (and some Fridays) when we are out on the road. Join Yard Sale Secrets on Twitter now!

MORE YARD SALE INFORMATION

Got a question for us here at Yard Sale Secrets? Or, even better, a great tip on selling or buying? Then leave a comment for us and we’ll respond in an upcoming post. We love to hear from other yard sale fanatics!

YOUR WEEKEND MISSION

If you’re hosting a yard sale this weekend, take some pictures of your event set up. We would love to see it. If you’re heading out to some sales, lets see some pictures of your loot! E-mail them to jsimcoe@yorkdispatch.com for inclusion in an upcoming Yard Sale Secrets post.

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