ThriftingPosted: March 5, 2008
I have become a fan of thrift stores over the last couple of years! I had a college professor who only wore thrift store clothes….she always looked homely and you could tell she didn’t spend much on her clothes. However, if you take time to look you can find some nice things for next to nothing!
My favorite pair of pre-pregnany American Eagle jeans came from a thrift store. I got them for $3.oo. I have found numerous Tommy Hilfiger and Ralf Lauren gently used pants and golf shirts for Mark. I never pay over$5 for those. I also bought the Waverly wallpaper that is in my hallway at Value Village for $1 a roll. Today I went to the Goodwill and found an arm load of books for Trey. I found everything from Dr.Sues to Bearstein Bears to some Christian books. Paper back books are .75 and hardback are $1.25. You can’t beat these prices and all of the books look like new!
My aunts are Thrifting Queens. They taught me everything I know : ) Here are some thrift store shopping tips:
1. Go ready to hunt! The good deals will not jump out at you!
2. The Goodwill has half off days usually the first Wednesday of the month! Now that’s a deal!
3. Go to thrift stores in ritzy areas of town to find more gently used, name brand stuff.
4. If the idea of second hand stuff grosses you out remember you can wash it, disinfect it or clean it at home : ) .
5. Yea there are some nasty and unattractive things but you don’t have to buy those : ).
Cillies has more trendy younger clothes. The also have some whole sale department store items. Hand me Ups has things for the whole family and even some baby toys and accessories. I passed by there on my way to work the other day and saw a stroller/car seat set for under $100 bucks. Goodwill and Value Village are your traditional thrift stores. I find my best bargains there!
Just thought I would share my findings and tips! Happy Thrifting!
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