Summer time is the BEST time for estate sale shopping…okay, we have great sales year-round, but warm weather and sunshine really add something special to the usual estate sale treasure hunt! With a full season of sales on the horizon, we thought we’d share our top 5 tips and tricks for estate sale shopping success. We’re the experts, and we want you to get the very best out of our sales this summer.
Tip #1: Read the listing carefully!
There’s nothing worse than arriving too late to get the item you really had your heart set on. Remember, our sales are first-come-first-served…and the early bird gets the best stuff! We post our sale information on our website AND on estatesales.net, so keep your phone handy and check your info before you head out.
Tip #2: Have fun & be creative…look at items with an eye towards repurposing them!
Look at estate sale items with a creative spirit…that old TV could be the coolest bar ever! Our discount prices make it possible to try your hand at fun DIY projects without breaking the bank. Why not challenge yourself this summer and see what you can make with what you find at our sales?
Tip #3: Don’t be afraid to dig for deals!
Often times, the attics and basements in our home will be so full of great stuff that it takes awhile to go through everything…take your time, look around! We have refreshments at every sale to keep you going, so don’t be shy about hanging around, having a cup of coffee and seeing everything our sales have to offer.
Our sales are commonly held in residential neighborhoods which often have a hard time accommodating a large influx of cars. Always be extremely careful when you park! Don’t block in other cars (please!), and be careful not to block neighboring driveways or mailboxes. Also, if you are parking on a lawn, make sure that it’s not in a muddy area where your vehicle could get stuck. A little care and common sense make all the difference when parking at a sale.
Tip #5…The time to buy it is when you see it!
No regrets, y’all! Our sales are first-come-first-served and the items go fast. If you love it, get it…and if you truly aren’t sure about the price, leave us a bid in our bid box. You might get just the price you are hoping for!
We’ve got sales in Clarksville, Brentwood and Old Hickory this week and we can’t wait to see everyone…we’ve got a ton of great stuff and you’re going to love it! Our retail store, Michael Taylor At Home, is closed for inventory this week but will be open next week with lots of great ideas for Father’s Day gift giving and much more, so plan on coming to see us then.
Michael Taylor & Company