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1. Exercise equipment
1. Exercise equipment
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There’s a good chance exercise equipment like treadmills, ellipticals, and dumbbells, are still in good condition.

“Many people buy these items with the intentions of starting a regimen but fall off quickly and then try to unload these bulky goods that take up too much room,” says consumer and money-saving expert Andrea Woroch.

Just make sure to research the brand and test the equipment before you buy, she says. In addition to the usual spots like garage sales, a local gym that’s getting renovated might be selling old equipment at killer prices, says Woroch.

Do you find excuses not to exercise? Would you rather do anything else – even sort your socks or clean the oven? Here are a few ways to get you going.

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