Every week I receive emails from different Estate Sale companies about their upcoming sales. Within the email there are usually a selection of photos showing off the contents of the home. I will study these in depth, decide if there is something that I really want and then plan my morning accordingly. Last week I spotted this very cool cabinet with thin drawers. I wanted it and was going to wake up as early as possible to get it.
I don't have an alarm clock because when I set them they tend to stress me out which results in me waking up every single hour. So I trust in my internal clock to wake me up. Friday morning I woke up at around 4 a.m and was out there door within 20 minutes and signed up on the list at 4:40 and was number 4. My chances for finding my cabinet were pretty good. I knew that it was in the back on a porch and I would make my way through that house in that direction when they opened. I fell asleep until some of my favorite dealers woke me up by talking and laughing out on the sidewalk. I joined them at around 6:30 and visited with them until the sale began at 9 a.m.
To some this may sound crazy. Why wait so long? Well part of it is just the fun of going after certain items. Also, they typically let only 10 to 15 people in at a time. If I had arrived at 6:30 there would have been a good chance that I would be left standing outside at 9 a.m. while my fellow friends and dealers shopped. When the door did open, I found the porch immediately and slapped my Sold sticker on the cabinet.Thrift mission accomplished.
Do you wake up early to attend sales? What's the earliest time you've ever arrived at a sale? My earliest was the night before at 9:30 p.m. It was worth every hour of waiting. It was an incredible sale.
Did you go thrifting this weekend?
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