Estate Sales can save dollars for the younger generation

When you are just starting out buying furniture, pots and pans, linens, and many general household items can really take a chunk out of your budget.

Try doing your shopping at estate sales. Most are held on Fridays and Saturdays or Saturdays and Sundays so hopefully the timing is right for you. Because most household items at the sale unless truly vintage or antique are priced to sell you can pick up some wonderful bargains. Most times you will find items at 30%-50% below full retail. Those savings add up. Plus if you attend the sale on day two most estate sales companies will discount what did not sell on day one. You can always leave a bid as well.

Depending on what part of the country you live in you may find decorator items at below retail prices and don’t forget to let your imagination work when you see something priced in your budget that catches your eye, For example an old door could become a table or bench, maybe even hung as wall art if you’re handy with a few tools. The photo shown is from Good and Happy on MySpace. Some unattractive side tables can be repurposed with a can of spray paint, sheets can sometimes become wonderful window treatments. Even costume jewelry can be reinvented with a little know how. You can always go to YouTube or Google for assistance so check out your local estate sales to save you dollars and spread your budget.