Distressing with Water

It’s been a while since I’ve done a furniture painting how-to, so I thought I’d share my new favorite way to distress a painted piece. If you are using chalk paint, like CeCe Caldwell‘s or Annie Sloan‘s, before waxing, you … Continue reading

Yard Sales…There’s an App for That

Yard sale season is here!

The weather has warmed up finally which means yard sales are popping up all over!  Are you celebrating like I am?  Well you should be.  🙂

And, “there’s an App for that!”    Garage Sale Rover.

Tired of scouring Craigslist, the newspaper, or just driving around aimlessly, looking for the sales?  Garage Sale Rover will do all that for you (well, not the driving), plus some other awesome stuff.

There is a free version of the App, that includes GPS mapped sale locations and driving directions.  Look at all the sales today!  The red are all yard sales and the blue are estate sales or auctions.

You can also purchase the upgrade version for $3.99, which I did, and be able to search for certain items.  For example, if you are looking for a dresser, just type “dresser” in the search box and all the sales that include dressers will come up as green on your map.  Then you can have the Rover map out the best driving route for you to all your saved sales.  How cool is that?

When you click on each little colored sign, this is what pops up. You can Save, pull up a street view map, or go to the original article on Craigslist or the newspaper with the “i” icon.

When you click on the “i” on each tag, it will take you to the full ad on Craigslist or newspaper site so you can read all they have listed.  As you can see from here, you can get directions and even email this to yourself or someone else.

Once you save all the sales you want to go to, the app will map out the best route for you to take.

Just click on the Saved Sales.

Then Optimize Route.

And the Rover puts them in order for you.  You can also change the order yourself by clicking on the up and down arrows.  Pretty nifty, huh?

I started using this App last year and just upgraded it.  LOVE it!  Next time you are going yard saling, give it a try.  The App is available for iPhone (and now tablets) and Android.

Now get out there and find some treasures!

***This is not a sponsored post.  Garage Sale Rover is just something I use and wanted to share with my readers.

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