Beating inflation takes effort, careful shopping and planning.
But a city-wide garage sale in Coquitlam this weekend can help.
The city has put out a list of more than 100 addresses where you'll find a good deal in clothes, housewares, sporting goods and other items.
The households have registered to participate in the City Wide Garage Sale taking place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25.
Alternatively, check out this mobile-friendly online map tool to find out where the garage sales are being held.
But please note: Some of the garage sales are just Saturday or Sunday morning while others are both days; they are colour-coded, so they are easy to see.
According to the city, the event is a great opportunity to contribute to environmental sustainability and community waste-reduction efforts.
"It’s an inexpensive way for keen shoppers to find sought-after treasures and bargains, as well as keeping items that need a new home out of the landfill."
Tips for smart garage sale hosting and shopping are also provided on the city's website.