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Yard Sale Pro Pointers from Lara Spencer

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In I Brake for Yard Sales: And Flea Markets, Thrift Shops, Auctions, and the Occasional Dumpster, Good Morning America host and mom Lara Spencer shares tips on turning castoffs into heirloom-worthy decor.

Here’s how to shop secondhand like a pro:

Double Feature: If you see two of something – like lamps or vases, buy both. They lend balance and symmetry to a room.

Art Smarts: Snag cheap frames for posters and prints by having their dimensions and a tape measure handy.

Shine On: Old mirrors are a steal at garage sales and thrift stores. Pick one up to add light and instant glamour to any space.

Divide and Conquer: Encourage your children to look for small knickknacks while you hunt for bigger pieces.

Courtesy of Family Circle Magazine

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Hello! I’m HilLesha and I love photography, fashion, beauty, home improvement, traveling, cooking, and wellness. I’m a married mom of 3 (ages 2, 7, and 13) that resides in Evansville, Indiana. Additional info. Please contact me at

I’m also the founder of Fashion Fling and The Beauty Counter.

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