3. DIY things
Garage sales are all about handmade toys, soap, jewelry, stoneware, pictures and other DIY stuff. You can get acquainted with local craftsmen and find really outstanding pieces of art. Lots of people have their vacations in summer, thus they go back home with heaps of interesting overseas knickknacks. They have much to show and sell at the fall garage sales. I never lose an opportunity to buy something interesting and unique for my friends and kinsfolk.