For some, the start of warm weather means getting ready for yard work, swimming, and vacations. But for bargain hunters, it’s time to scope out neighborhoods and classified ads for this weekend’s treasure hunt. That’s right – it’s garage sale season.
As families clear out their homes in the name of spring cleaning, unwanted items undoubtedly find their way for sale. And if one person’s trash is another person’s treasure, then odds are that you can take home something that interests you at a deep discount.
Garage and yard sales can feature everything from clutter to collectibles. Check out these tips to help you score big and avoid buyer’s remorse.
6 TIPS FOR SMART SHOPPING AT A GARAGE SALE
Avoid certain items. Some items are often considered unsafe or unsanitary to buy used, including baby bottles, mattresses, and car seats. So when it comes to your family’s safety, know that sometimes paying the retail price is worth it.
There’s a lot of opportunity at garage sales. With the right planning and some know-how, you may find that one item on your wish list and save money in the process.
At Erie Insurance, we know it feels great to get exactly what you need at a price you can afford. That’s why your local ERIE agent is always just a phone call away, ready to help you find homeowners insurance customized exactly to your home and budget.