1. Clearance planters from Lowe's garden center. These were in the clearance for $1 a piece! I love the bright colors and sizes. I also bought two larger ones for my kitchen for $3 to hold my most used kitchen tools!
2. Nails! I never have to look all around to find my favorite rulers when there are in plain view! Nails so inexpensive and since we have coffee cans FULL of them, it makes it even better at FREE! There is an extra one for my little design board made from a clearance canvas ( $2) from Joann's and some flannel!
3. Always keep your eye on clearance items wherever you roam! It can be Target or IKEA...walk those aisles with your eyes peeled for a good deal that can help you get organized! I went to IKEA last week and found shelves ( that I needed) in the AS-IS for 30% and already assembled! Time is money so I nabbed them immediately! Then I did a happy dance!
At Target, they were having a clearance on these wire bins. I love them for being able to store large amount of fabric scraps and still being able to see what I have on hand.
4. Vintage ladders. This ladder was found in an off the beaten path shop for $8. It is lovely and old with loads of wear and dried paint splatters. This is one of my all time favorite finds!
5. Wine rack from World Market for $14! This one was so much fun! I was in World Market with the teenager, she would move into WM if I would let her and this was in the clearance by the kitchen items. The only thing better than World Market is World Market CLEARANCE! Looking at it, I could not help but wonder if thread spools would fit when it was turned upright. As luck would have it, I just happened to have a large spool of Aurifil thread in my bag ( doesn't everyone) and the fit was perfection!
I will be hang in this one on the side of a shelf soon!
6. Vintage bowls! This beautiful Fire King bowl was found at a local Salvation Army for $1. It is amazing what you can find in thrift shops. On the shelves in my sewing space are also vintage bowls that were the in house engineer's grandmother's bowls. Some of the most priceless items are free. Having the family history in my room is wonderful!
7. Ball canning jars. Are you a scrappy sewer? I have more scraps that I have sense honestly! The large Ball canning jars are so perfect for storing a small bit of scraps for use or display! They just make me really happy!
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