Hot Tip: Get The Most From Your Curbside Shopping
Curbside treasure hunting can be successful if you keep a few good tools in your belt. This weekend, while perusing sidewalks or garage sales in your city, keep these tips from the Dallas Morning News in mind, including:
Leave things the way you found them. While people can’t be surprised that others are checking out their castoffs, be careful not to make them mad by leaving a mess. Pile things back up in stacks after you make decisions about what you’ll keep for yourself.
Don’t be so quick to judge. Give items a thorough once-over before making a decision. Consider an item’s potential with a new coat of paint, a use beyond its traditional purpose or at least a good scrub-down.
Be realistic. Don’t haul items home with ambitious rehab plans that you don’t have the skills or time to complete.
Don’t give it a second thought. If you spy something that looks interesting, stop right then and there. If you drive off to think about it and leave it, chances are it won’t be there when you come back. The good stuff always goes quickly.
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