Some people are casual yard sale shoppers, others take their browsing a little more seriously. Whichever category you fall into we have some great tips to help you make the most of your time. Keep reading for some great tips on how to find bargains and how to use Stockpile easy free home inventory system.
One Man's Trash
You know the expression, "one man's trash is another man's treasure." Before you start browsing yard sale you need to have an idea of what treasures you're hoping to find. If you go out with no clear purpose in mind you're more likely to make impulse buys and come home with items you don't really need. Knowing what you're looking for can help you use your time wisely. Remember yard sales often start early in the morning and the best deals are snapped up quickly. Spend too much time at one sale and you're going to miss out on the treasures at the next one.
What It's Worth
Knowing what you're looking for can also help you do some research on prices before you go. Don't take a seller's word for it that something is a good deal. They are trying to make a profit. You need to have a good idea of what items are worth so that you can bargain effectively.
How You're Going to Get It Home
Don't get so caught up in getting a good deal that you forget to consider how you're going to get your items home. Large items can be bulky, heavy, and hard to fit in your standard vehicle. If you don't have access to a truck and some manpower you need to forgo those bigger items. If you have to pay someone to pick up your large items you could end up spending more than you bargained on. Keep this in mind so you're sure that you are making a good deal.
Where's It Going to Go?
Before you buy something, ask yourself where it's going to go? Bringing home items that you don't have a spot for is just stocking your next yard sale and that's never a good idea. Make sure that you have a place for the things that you buy and that you will really use and enjoy them.
Stockpile | Easy Free Home Inventory System
Stockpile is your secret weapon when you're scoping out the deals at yard sale. If you have item records you'll know what you have at home and can easily determine whether or not you need the piece you're considering buying. Plus, you'll be able to see if this item matches what you already have thanks to item descriptions and in record photos. If you included pricing info in your records you'll also know whether the price the seller is asking is a good deal or not. When you know that you're getting a bargain on an item you really need you'll feel confident in your purchase. Don't start hitting the yard sale circuit this year without Stockpile easy free home inventory solution. Ready to get started? Get Stockpile now!