Looking to score some great vintage furniture and home décor?  Hitting up the estate sales in the Palm Springs area is a perfect place to start.  Here’s a rundown of some upcoming estate sales:


July 19 & 20, 2013  |  Palm Desert, CA

Friday –  9:00am – 2:00pm; Saturday –  9:00am – 2:00pm

38806 Brandywine, Palm Desert, CA 92211

Sale includes rattan, wicker & faux bamboo items; photos and more details here, or call (760) 636-4982


July 26 & 27, 2013  |  Palm Desert, CA (address available on July 25th)

Details and photos here, or call (760) 636-4982


July 27, 2013  |  Palm Desert, CA (address available on July 26th)

No photos online yet, but will be available between July 15 – 23rd; must print out and bring a copy of the online advertisement in order to enter the gate. More info here, or call (760) 902-8282


August 17, 2013  |  Indian Wells, CA  (address available on August 16th)

Includes fine furniture, art, sterling silver and jewelry.  A few photos are available online, with more photos being added after August 12th. More info here or call (818) 760-4797


September 14, 2013  |  Palm Springs, CA

Very little information is available at the time of this post, but keep checking this page for updates or call (818) 760-4797


Tips to know before you go:

*  Most of the good stuff will be gone within the first few hours of the sale, but you may be able to find a few hidden gems at the end of the sale when the organizers will be more likely to negotiate on price

*  Most Palm Springs area estate sales are cash only and likely will not hold an item for you while you run to the ATM, so make sure you have plenty of cash on hand

*  Be sure you have another person with you to help carry and load any large items you purchase since there typically is not anyone on hand to help with this

*  Bring a large enough vehicle for your purchases because you typically must remove the items during the sale hours and sometimes at the time of purchase (i.e., you can’t have items held while you go borrow a friend’s truck). Some sales may have a recommended delivery company that can deliver your large purchases for an additional fee paid directly to the delivery company

*  Have some boxes and wrapping materials on hand in the car in case you need to protect breakable items since these are generally not provided

*  The reputable estate sale companies will collect sales tax for your purchases (8% currently)

*  Some estate sale companies will not allow large purses and bags, so plan accordingly

*  All sales are final


And to get you pumped up, Cheryl Wheeler’s ode to the estate sale:

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