Labor Day is a great day to spend looking for awesome deals at your favorite antique mall or flea market. (Let's be honest, any day off work is a great chance to get your thrifting, antiquing, or flea market fix.) Lots of places are open on Labor Day because it is not a religious holiday and most people are off work.
Before you head out, check out this roundup of great tips to help you get the most out of your thrifting, antiquing, or flea market dollar.
This article by Dusty Old Thing is a good place to start with a few straight-forward tips on finding gems in the rough! http://ow.ly/RRrKH
This in-depth article from the New York Times shares the advice of a former editor for Martha Stewart Magazine. It is pretty detailed and you can glean some unique advice from a pro in this one. http://ow.ly/RRslV
Angies List has a pretty handy article on how to navigate antique stores, and get the best quality items. http://ow.ly/RRsIn
Even the Huffington Post has some wisdom to share with 26 tips for thrift shoppers. http://ow.ly/RRsMQ
Finally, Apartment Therapy suggests some essential rules to save yourself money and time, and find the best items to suit your budget and taste. http://ow.ly/RRt6g
We hope you can make good use of advice from some of the most notable people in the design and decorating world. Make note of tips that will help you in your search for hidden treasures, and happy shopping!
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