Brooklyn, NY: Stoopendous Savings
If the recession is causing you to curb your spending habits and taking a toll on your interior design plans, you might want to consider a somewhat less orthodox method of shopping—perusing your local stoop sales. City living with its shoebox-size apartments and limited storage space isn’t conducive to the pack-rat existence. Stoop sales provide city dwellers with a fast, easy solution to consolidating their possessions by giving them the chance to sell the extras. Summer is prime stoop sale season, so take advantage of all the great bargains as people clean out their closets and get ready for seasonal relocation. Although warily synonymous with “dirt cheap deals,” stoop sales are invariably “stocked” with that magazine rack, mirror, or side table you’ve been looking for at ungodly low prices.
Locating these haphazard sales may take a little investigating, but by simply strolling around your neighborhood, you’ll probably come across quite a few signs taped to street lamps or tacked onto store bulletins. If you happen to live in Brooklyn, the unofficial land of stoops, then you can visit Brooklyn Stoop, to find out what sales are taking place in your neighborhood.
Here are some of my favorite recent finds, all of which were under $10:
And, for those of you who live in Atlanta check out our old post that lists great second-hand stores where you can find similarly cheap and awesome items: ‘Consignment Chic’ Post
Also, check out Yard Sale Addict for yard sale listings and reviews.
Posted by Nicole Anderson