Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A Visit to the Nursing Home

Our book, "The Complete Money Saver's Guide to Garage Sale Shopping," includes a lot of ways we can use the variety of purchases found at garage sales. One area we didn't include is one you may not have thought about...nursing homes.

This came to me because we currently have a close relative in a local nursing home and visit there several times a week. The residents have limited room and can't get too cluttered, but there are a lot of nice little goodies from garage sales that can brighten their day.

Among the items found at garage sales that residents can use: Stationary, paintings and wall decor, many kinds of storage containers, small photo albums and picture frames, small silk plants or arrangements, inspirational books, quilts and comforters, door wreaths. Most of these items can be found new or in new condition.

You may come up with a lot more after visiting with the patients or staff and finding out what their individual needs and wants are. Cheer up a nursing home today for just a few dollars spent at a garage sale.

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