Beginner’s tips for attending estate sales

You have decided to take the plunge and attend an estate sale that is nearby.  You have one in mind, but what are some tips to remember for when you go?

Dress comfortably—when attending a sale, it’s a good idea to wear comfortable shoes.  There can be a good amount of walking to and from the sale, and even at the sale itself.

Have something to pack with—the sale that you attend may not have anything for you to pack your purchases with, so it is a good idea to bring some bags or a couple of boxes to put your items in.

Don’t be shy—there will be a time that you may not know what an item is, or you may even want to talk to someone about a price.  The people that are holding the sale will be more than willing to help, so feel free to talk to them.

Bring a measuring tape—this might sound a bit silly, but there have been times a measuring tape has been handy.  There have been times when I need to know the size of something like a picture frame and I even used it to see if an item would fit into my car.

This is a very small amount of tips to remember for when you attend an estate sale.  What tips have you run across?

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