I know that kids clothes are a big thing to look for at garage sales, because lets face it, its so much better to pay less for clothes that our kids are going to beat up and grow out of way too quickly. One drawback to buying someone else's clothes is that there could be stains. I have a great stain removing recipe that will get just about anything out! All you need is Dawn dishsoap, hydrogen peroxide, and baking soda. Mix the dish soap and the hydrogen peroxide in equal amounts and then add baking soda to thicken your mixture (it doesn't need to be super thick or pasty). Now use some elbow grease and rub your mixture onto your stain, you can use a toothbrush or a rag, just make sure you work it in really well. Now let it sit for 30 minutes to an hour and throw it in the washing machine. You may need to do this twice but it will get your stain out. I promise! I really wish I had known about this magic stain remover years ago because it would have saved so many cute outfits!
If you are looking at anything safety related make sure to check for expiration dates. (Especially with car seats!!)
Garage sales are a great place to look for decorations for the house. I have found so many cute things. And remember that it is so easy to paint and refinish pretty much anything. They make spray paint for pretty much any surface and a coat of paint is so easy!
The most important thing to remember at a garage sale is that you are there for a good deal and the seller knows that! Make sure that you bargain but are fair. If you see something that you think should be a lower price, ask the seller if they will accept lower. Always remember to be respectful though. Don't offer less for something than the lowest price that you would accept if you were selling it. And don't forget small bills!