200 Rummage Sales all under one roof at the Anything Goes Sale

 - by julie

Today’s blog is written by Michaela Schell, a local writer and business professional.

I love rummage sales. Especially now when turning shabby into chic is super trendy. But, I’m not the best at actually going to rummage sales. It takes a lot of time to drive from place to place all over town to try to find that one item that catches my fancy.

But, Grand Forks has a cure for people like me who love to rummage but don’t have the time or energy to drive from sale to sale. The solution…the Anything Goes Sale at the Alerus Center!

The Anything Goes Sale, Flea Market and Swap Meet is just what its name implies. It is a little of everything all under one giant roof. Over two hundred vendors will fill the Alerus Center arena on Saturday, May 4th selling their no longer wanted treasures. Tables are filled with everything from clothing to jewelry, furniture to knick knacks.

My family and I have gone almost every year and always seem to find something unique and creative. Here are just a few of the cool things we have picked up at the sale…

I stumbled upon an old stained glass window that once hung in Cottonwood Community Church. It was a steal at just $10. I took it home and converted it to a picture frame! It’s a little bit of Grand Forks history and a really cool piece to hang on my wall.

My husband is a musician, and he stumbled upon an old Wurlitzer keyboard in excellent condition. He took it home for just $150, and after a bit of research, found out it was worth more than double what he paid!

And, every year I always come home with some nice, gently used clothes for my kiddo at super low prices.

So in just one stop for just an hour of my time, I can shop 200 rummage sales and find some pretty great items. I highly recommend taking a quick trip to the Anything Goes Sale. You just never know what treausure you will find.

The Anything Goes Garage Sale, Flea Market and Swap Meet is May 4, 2013, at the Alerus Center, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is just $2/person.

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