More tips - 1. Know your prices, and be realistic about your budget. Frankly, some estate sale companies overprice horribly, and I avoid their sales (or wait till the 2nd or 3rd day if I think it's worth it). Sometimes I find better deals at vintage shops and thrift stores than at estate sales. 2. Here are some items to keep in your vehicle if you go to a lot of sales: work gloves (for digging in sheds and barns), rope and twine (for bundling up stuff or tying it to your roof rack), a few tools for disassembling big items that won't fit in your car (crescent wrench, pliers, screwdrivers, etc.), rags and old blankets (for padding fragile items and keeping dirty stuff separate from the clean stuff). And lastly - only bring a buddy if they have a lot of patience and you are not both interested in the same types of items. Friendships and marriages can certainly be tested in this environment!
Estate Sale Tips from Scout Vintage Rentals
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