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Inspiration can come from just about anywhere. We hope the following articles stimulate your thinking and provide timely, creative ideas regarding estate sales.

Self-Care is Important

To our Attics to Basements Community...

Take Care of YourselfWe are checking in to see how you are doing with this collective pause we are all taking. We hope you are safe and healthy and we know many of you remain busy working from home, adjusting to being teachers for your children, learning to order groceries online, cleaning and sanitizing everything under the sun, and managing a household in an unprecedented time. It is a lot!

Forget Black Friday

Make Estate Sales Part of Your Holiday Shopping Tradition

Forget Black FridayFor millions of shoppers, Black Friday marks the kick-off for this season's holiday shopping, with shoppers of all ages sprinting from one store to the next to score bargains on gifts for friends and family members. And unless you are a diehard shopper, you probably are not looking forward to ridiculously long lines, overcrowded parking lots, or the pushing, shoving, and downright rudeness of your fellow shoppers.

Enjoy More Family Fun This Summer...

Family Fun at an Estate Sale...Without Breaking the Bank

Summertime evokes a lot of images – relaxing in the backyard, enjoying an impromptu picnic or barbecue, maybe heading to the beach or camping – and most of those images involve family and loved ones.

For kids, the summer months are met with great anticipation and excitement – after all, two or three months without school is, for most kids, a major reason for celebration.

While many families plan one or two special events during the weeks of summer vacation, there is no denying even a modest vacation or a day spent at an amusement park or boardwalk can be costly. For plenty of hardworking moms and dads, summer vacations and even one-day outings may stretch their budgets well beyond the breaking point.

The Hunt is On

The Hunt is on for Unique TreasuresFew things are as exciting as seeking out treasures in unexpected places and few places are more chock full of treasures and unique wares than a local estate sale. Of course, everyone dreams of making that big score at an estate sale or yard sale – buying that unassuming painting that turns out to be an original creation by a famous artist or snapping up a copy of the Declaration of Independence that turns out to be an original.

Having an Estate Sale in the Midst of a Pandemic?

PandemicWith the daily spread of the Coronavirus, you may be wondering how it is possible to host an estate sale. We have been wondering the same thing.

There are a number of options we considered.

Help Your Child Succeed in School

Creating a Unique Study Space on a Budget

Help Your Child SucceedBack-to-school season may be a welcome event for parents, but for a lot of kids, it is not such a joyous occasion. You can make the transition a little easier by creating a great study space for your kids that promotes good study habits while also making homework a lot more tolerable.

Christmas Shopping at an Estate Sale?

Christmas Shopping at an Estate SaleWant to find some unique gifts and ideas this holiday season? Consider doing some of your Christmas shopping at an estate sale.

Estate sales offer a unique shopping experience with a wide variety of knick-knacks, Christmas decorations, home décor, clothing, artwork, china, jewelry, and antiques.

Why Don't You Offer Online Auctions?

Online AuctionsWe have seriously considered all possible ways to manage estate sales. And, currently, we do not offer online auctions. All of our estate sales are held on-site at the client's house. Items offered for sale are available at the estate sale location and by phone.

Many estate sale companies conduct their sales through an online auction. In theory, competition among buyers in an auction drives prices for items to their maximum value. Additionally, online auctions are a great way to offer items of interest to shoppers who are not local to the estate sale or those who cannot attend the sale in person because of conflicts.

Sell Your Stuff

Sell Your Stuff at an Estate SaleHow an Estate Sale Works

Just about anyone can use a little extra cash, especially with the weather warming up and so many things to do in and around Dallas. You could potentially make some extra green by working overtime.

But, if you want that cash available for more time enjoying the Texas sunshine, that is kind-of counterproductive. Better options are: 1) Have an estate sale, or 2) Save money at an estate sale.

What do President's Day and Estate Sales have in common?

Presidents Day and Estate Sales?If you are like most people, you are probably wondering what estate sales and President's Day have in common.

To be honest, so were we. All we had to do was watch television over the weekend and the connection was plain to see!

First, a little history. The celebration of the birthday (February 22) of our first president, George Washington, was established in 1885. If you are of a certain generation, you probably remember celebrating Washington's birthday and Lincoln's birthday around this time of year.

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