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Estate Sale Success

A Weekend Schedule of Sales Estate Sales, Garage Sales, Flea Markets and Junk Stores are a weekend ritual for me. I figure out my Itinerary for a Saturday Journey by putting into my agenda the address, time and special sale items as advertised for each type of sale. I load up on my quarters and one-dollar bills and drive the planned route. Some of the sales are loaded with shopper’s spending money like they have been lost in a gold …

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Fabric Found

Fabric Found   I have been a life long seamstress. My mother is an incredible designer/seamstress who dressed her 3 daughters in clothing with so much style, that we would have to “Model” our outfits everywhere we went.   My Aunt took sewing to an Exquisite Art Form creating clothing with amazing detail and perfection. My Grandmother made quilts and blankets and pillows and pajamas that were done with so much love, that I have kept them all of these …

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Swip Swap – A Facebook Adventure Part 2

Swip Swap: A Facebook Adventure Part 2 Hometown Love At the moment, I belong to 30 different Swip Swap Groups …  all based in my little town!! Most of the Swip Swap sites I belong to are developed by folks who live in MY town and they are just for folks who live in MY town. When you post an item for sale, you will probably sell it to someone you know or a neighbor or friends from the grocery …

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Repurpose Old Doors

  After spending months regaling my friend Pete with stories about Storage Unit Auctions and writing a Blog for Storage Unit Auction List, He FINALLY attended an auction!! And he bid!!! And he won!!! Pete bid on 3 different units and got so caught up with the excitement that he spent top dollar to win!! He got each of the units for $10, $12 and $50!!! Pete was thrilled! For $72, Pete purchased 400 square feet of well…Stuff!!!   “I …

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Tips for Moving: How to Make Your Next Move Easier Than Ever

Moving…. Just the word sends me into a nervous twitch!! I know that moving can be exciting and a new chapter to one’s life. But for me, it is simply exhausting and overwhelming! It probably is due to the fact that I have had over 50 addresses in my life!! That’s right!!!! FIFTY!! So, I know a thing or two about moving! Since I recently did an “inside” job of moving while having new floors put down, I thought this subject matter might be quite …

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DIY, 4th of July!

4th of July & the Red, White and Blue Hip Hip Hooray for the 4th of July!!! We are now in the center of Summertime fun!! Family, Fireworks, Picnics; All adding up to a Holiday tinged with the Red, White and Blue Colors, Mass amounts of Patriotism and Flags!!! Flags on houses, Flags on Bikes, Flags on mailboxes, Flags on T-shirts , Flags on Dogs and Flags on Poles!! I have decided that today’s blog entry will be all about …

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12 DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Happy Father’s Day to All the Dad’s out there! Both of my Parents are Artists. To say I grew up artistically inclined is like saying I breathe to live!! Both of my Parents are also Naturalists and we spent a good deal of our childhood living in tents on camping trips, exploring back woods parts of the world! We knew the names of trees, the calls of birds and the difference between an agate and a petosky stone before we were …

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Antique Furniture: Refurbish into Fabulous!

As Summer begins and the school year finishes, vacations are being planned. For those of us lucky enough to live in Florida beach towns, Summer means hot, steamy weather and the arrival of millions of tourists. We learn pretty quickly each year to plan trips to the grocery store, movie theaters and restaurants to coincide with lighter traffic times. Personally, I crank up my air conditioner and Netflix and stay home most weekends!!! When I do finally wander out of …

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Memorial Weekend Sales: How to Prepare!

So, It’s that Time Again – Memorial Weekend!! The time that the Summer Season Begins.. Memorial Day 2014 is the first Warm Weather Holiday of the year. And it kicks off some of my favorite things: Garage Sales Flea Markets Estate Sales Picnics Cookouts Beaches And My Favorite Flip Flops Memorial Weekend is a great time to get out there and find some treasures!! Auctions, garage or yard sales, and even retail stores always offer great bargains over the holiday weekend! …

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Painted Chairs

Finding furniture at ridiculously low prices at garage sales and auctions is like finding the surprises at an Easter Egg Hunt!!!!  They inspire such a creative Burst!!! I have never been one of those “All Furniture must Match” kind of people, so when I find a chair or a couch or an old table, well, I MUST make it my own!!!   No Fear I say!!!   And the words No Fear has become very big in the world of decorating!  Art has come off …

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Do It Yourself Bookshelf

Many of the most basic items that you find in storage unit auctions can be turned into sellable furniture and home decor with a few hours of work and restoration. Even items that may not seem like furniture all can be restored and improved to serve both a functional and decorative purpose in your home, or to be sold online, at the flea market, or in your store location. This week’s restoration project idea comes from Pinterest, one of the …

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A Unique Refurbishing Project

We regularly update the blog with simple Do It Yourself guides for refurbishing furniture and home goods and giving them a new life. Many items won at storage auctions will need the extra care to maximize profit and to sell your item for more than you bought it for as part of the storage unit. This week, we’ve stumbled on a clever idea for anybody who is a fan of the industrial look, and the best part is-it costs under …

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