Six things I’d rather buy at the thrift store
I love shopping at thrift stores! I don’t buy everything there, but there are some things I buy almost exclusively at thrift stores.
1. Dress shoes for kids and young men– Our kids only wear them a few hours a week, as did the previous owners, so it’s possible to find very lightly used shoes at the thrift store.
2. White dishes to add to my collection. I now have a full collection of dinner plates, bowls, cups sand saucers, serving bowls, and dessert plates, all from the thrift store. I’ve collected several different styles but all look great together because they’re white.
3. Junior girls clothes in the smallest sizes. Young ladies tend to grow through these sizes very quickly, or tire of styles rapidly, so most thrift stores have a huge variety of lightly used items of clothing in sizes 0-5. Teach your teens to bargain-hunt here first, and you’ll set them up to save lots of money both now and into adulthood.
4.’Splurge’ items for my own wardrobe. When I’m sick of my wardrobe and find myself wanting something– anything!– new, I always try to satisfy my longing for variety at the thrift store.
5. Kitchenware: If I need canning jars, orange juicers, pie pans, or other specific kitchen items, I usually check thrift stores first. Latest bargain find: a vintage 8-cup measuring cup in perfect condition for two bucks.
6. Exercise Clothing/Fitness Gear: We’ve found running pants, shorts, bike helmets, soccer shoes and lots of other good sports items at thrift stores. Folks often use these items lightly and then give them away, which saves us big bucks.Pin It