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Many of us have a certain mindset about thrift stores. Clothing from the 1970’s and the smell of the entire place is like old man. Not really an appealing sounding place to shop is it? But in reality thrift stores can often be very nice and really have some gems. The next time you are out shopping, stop at your local thrift stores and see if you can find these little thrift store jewels.
Thrift stores are an excellent place to look for books. Many have them priced at less than $1. For that you can stock up for an upcoming road trip or build your little one’s library with great books. A bonus is that many books donated to a thrift store weren’t even read so they are in excellent shape!
Once you are done with your books you can always keep them in your library, otherwise you can upload them to Paperback Swap where you can get credits to get another book, for free!
If you look past the 40 year old outfits you might actually be able to find something really cute, maybe even brand new. It seems that many of the shirts at thrift stores are fairly outdated but you can find some really cute skirts, dresses, and pants. Men’s dress shirts also seem to be in abundance so if your man has to dress up for work this would be a great place to get this wardrobe!
Craft supplies seem to be in endless supply at a thrift store, and you can grab bits and pieces for new crafts for less than half price of what you would pay at a regular craft store! Make sure to check for sewing patterns and sewing notions and also fabric. Those seem to be in abundance at many thrift stores.
Kids toys can be really expensive and thrift stores always seem to be overflowing with them! You can save 75% off the new prices of toys by finding them used at a thrift store instead, and often times you can find them in excellent shape. Your kids won’t even know the difference.
So next time before you drive right on by that thrift store, stop in and see what kind of bargains you can find. Make sure you ask the store about any special sale days or special savings cards they might have to save even more off your thrift store finds!
What is the best item you’ve ever found in a thrift store?