Women who frequent tag sales know the secrets of finding great items at low prices. Tag sale shopping can not only save you a lot of money, but it can help you find unique items for your home and closet.
Shop Early or Late
Showing up at the very start of the sale can be the best choice for people looking to score specific items. Early birds will have their choice of the full inventory and chances to pick up more popular items.
On the opposite side of the coin, shoppers who wait until the final hours of a sale, or even the last thirty minutes, can usually get the best deals on whatever is left. The last hour of a tag sale can be a great time to find pieces of jewelry to take apart of use for craft projects, furniture to refinish, or mismatched tableware to create unique centerpieces.
Take Time to Dig
Shopping on tables or racks of clothes can be time-consuming. Come prepared to do some digging, this is how many people find their best items. Sifting in piles can unearth items that others may have missed.
Oftentimes you will find full boxes of kitchen items, books, or CDs that are just waiting to be sorted. If you don’t see prices on things you unearth, don’t be shy about asking the people hosting the sale. You may be able to negotiate a good deal.
Make it Enjoyable
Take a friend or a child along to help sort. You’ll have another set of eyes to hunt, another opinion about what items to buy, and someone to chat with as you make your way through the sale. Shopping at tag sales can be a lot of fun. Once you have the right mindset, you will enjoy spending time browsing tables and looking for the next great find.