I just got off the phone with my girlfriend Danielle. She was calling me to be sure that I had set aside time on my Thursday morning calendar. See Danielle and I have taken a strong liking to garage sales and Thursday is our day to hit the sales. Garage sale season is in full swing now and it’s a great place to get mega-bargains. I know you are wondering why we could be attracted to the act of rummaging through other people’s junk that has been hauled from inside their home to the garage. (Often in preparation for the donation truck that will arrive in a couple of days.) Well here is the answer: There is often hidden treasure to be found (imagine my best pirate voice). Garage sales are perfect for tight budgets or for the person who simply wants to stretch that dollar as far as possible. If you have never garage-saled before, or if it’s been a while and you are a bit rusty, I want to give you some ideas on how to snag a steal this week.