Tag: estate sales

The Best Tip for Hosting a Yard Sale: Post Your Ad Early

photo courtesy of Craigslist.com I bookmarked the sale below last week from Craigslist because I’m loving the early entries. There have been a handful of ads lately that have given a good week’s notice for their upcoming sales. Posting your sale a week early is smart.  It tells the audience you’re organized and your sale... Read more »

Old Dolls and a Ghost Story: The Latest in Estate Sales Part 2

Here’s a continuation of Monday’s post—the good, the bad and the next big thing in estate sales. I recently talked with Charlene Macias, professional estate sale organizer in Chicago. With over 10 years experience in her company, TimeSavers, Charlene was the perfect person to tap for news of what’s new and old in estate sales. ... Read more »

This Weekend's Garage Sales

This weekend’s light on garage sales but heavier on estate sales. Between Friday and Sunday, there are close to 20 estate sales around Chicago.  Then, being the last weekend in the month, there are tons of moving sale listings in Craigslist, too. It’s a good weekend to pick up the extra dresser or Ikea bookshelf... Read more »
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Big Dirty Dig in Cicero

Damn, I wanted to go this sale today. It would have been a bit of a drive, but I’ve never been to a BYOF* sale and would love to get the experience. The flu and oral surgery are a painful combination, I’ll spare you the bloody details, so instead I’m propped up with pillows, the... Read more »

Thrifting is Genius

There were sales over the weekend, but I didn’t get to them. Too cold, and I couldn’t put down a book I got in my stocking this year, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I never really tuned in to the Jane Austen thing, but the undead slant puts it all in perspective.  Zombies all over... Read more »

Sale Preview: Two Retro Estate Sales in Glenview

If walls could talk, or swanky rec rooms or the beauty parlor in the basement, I’d love to hear what they have to say about the sale houses I previewed today in Glenview.  The two estate sales going on there this weekend are full of cool stuff that tell the story of life in a... Read more »
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Do You Know About Kijiji.com?

Just got an email about the redesign of Kijiji, a free local classifieds site owned by eBay.  The new site is a big improvement over the old design, which honestly reminded me of the print version of Auto Trader.  Kijiji, which means village in Swahili, operates like Craigslist to connect local buyers and sellers, keeping... Read more »

Shopping and Selling on Sunday

I usually shop the house and garage sales on Saturday, but yesterday I stopped in to an estate sale in Lincoln Square to see what was out there on a Sunday.  This was the second day of the sale, and I wanted to find out – generally – for both buyers and sellers:  What’s there... Read more »

Sales Forecast for Halloween Weekend

We’re light on garage sales this weekend…. Halloween and the freaking rain make for a scary combination.  There are a number of estate sales going on today and Saturday.  A few have hold over days on Sunday, too.  I’ll be making my way to a few in the north this afternoon and will post the... Read more »
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Weekend Sales Forecast: Excellent

By the count to date, there are 166 sales this weekend in the Chicago area, and that doesn’t include the sales advertised only on stop signs and corner light poles.  And there are the last minute Craigslists posts, too.  In addition, here are a my weekend picks for nearby estate sales: Click the link for... Read more »