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.

President's Day was established as a federal holiday in 1971 as part of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act—to create more 3-day weekend holidays for government workers—and is now viewed as a celebration of all presidents of the United States.

You probably are aware that President's Day weekend is one of those opportunities retailers have to sell linens, towels, sheets, bedding, table cloths, napkins, dish towels—pretty much anything made of cloth.

What you may not know is that all of these items (and more) are available at most every Estate Sale and for prices that are far below the retail prices you will find at your local shopping center or mall. The variety is better, too. Most folks don't think of an estate sale as a place to find quality towels and such. But, anyone who has visited one of our estate sales can attest to the abundance of linens, sheets, bedding, comforters, and so on. Furthermore, most people don't buy the cheapest towels or sheets which means you're likely to find higher-quality white goods for bargain basement prices.

So, the next time you think of waiting for President's Day for a white sale, remember that an estate sale could be a great place to find the linens you need at prices that can't be beat.

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