Garage sale decorating, why not?
Summer is a great time to get outside and have some fun! One great way to save money and get some fresh air is to visit garage sales in your area. Garage sales can be a great way to save money on home decor. You may want to do some pre-screening in your newspaper or on Craigslist to check out the larger garage sales in your area. You can find great bargains on everything from furniture, draperies, accessories, dishware and more!
There are a few key points to remember when doing garage sale decorating:
1. Don't buy things you don't need. Have a plan before you go out, and know what specific items you are looking for. Don't buy things just because they are cheap, otherwise you will just end up with a bunch of "junk".
2. Look for quality. Many homeowners are just looking to clear out their basement or garage, and are selling items that are otherwise valuable. Others just have a bunch of miscellaneous items that could easily be thrown in the trash. Thy to find that diamond in the rough.
3. Everything is negotiable. Don't just pay the marked price. Try bargaining with the seller, or try getting them to throw in something extra for the same price. You never know what kind of bargain you may get.
And most of all, have fun out there and stay cool!