The New Year is upon us! And with it, comes the opportunity to find a number of bargain items for your home at an estate tag sale.
Tag sales are becoming a popular way for homeowners to dispense of everything from surplus furniture and appliances to decor items when moving home or downsizing. For consumers, a tag sale is an opportunity to “go shopping” for unique and well-priced items without having to sit through an auction.
Keep a look out for these 5 items when you visit estate sales this New Year:
- Large furnishings
Tag sales are a super place to shop for antiques, but even if you’re not a connoisseur, you can pick up some fantastic non-antique furniture. Older furniture pieces are generally better made and more solid than their modern counterparts. You can find bookshelves, tables, desks and other wooden furniture that has been well cared for and is in great condition. Be careful of upholstered items, and factor in the cost of cleaning and re-upholstering before deciding to buy.
- Cutlery and crockery
From exquisite silverware to fine bone china dinner services, a tag sale is a perfect place to search for high-end cutlery and crockery. If you’re not into collecting fancier sets, you will also find items suitable for everyday use at the same price of buying low-quality in-store.
You can pick up fantastic glassware at an estate sale, at the cost of shopping at a Dollar store. Of course, you’ll be getting far better quality, and can even find interesting colored vintage pieces to add a bit of flair next time you have friends over for drinks.
- Decor accessories
Older homes can be a treasure chest of decor accessories if you like a touch of vintage charm. Look out for lace tablecloths, napkins, scatter cushion covers and curtains in interesting fabrics, as well as vases and ornaments. Estate sales are also the best place to find high-quality art – but as with antique shopping, do your research first to make sure you really are getting a bargain.
You need to be careful when shopping for appliances at an estate tag sale. Do your research before you go and take someone with you who can help you check that appliances are in good working order. That said, there is a chance to pick up large and small appliances at a fraction of the cost of buying new in-store.
Jerry’s Antiques and Estate Sales is one of the best estate sale companies servicing New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Contact Jerry today for superb service and information on estate sales this New Year.