April 26, 2013

Thrift Store Shopping Tips for Families

I have a confession to make – I am a thrift store addict.  I don’t want help to overcome this addiction.  Actually, I’m recruiting others to this cause.

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Some of my friends don’t understand my fascination with stopping at every thrift store I see.  And I can’t comprehend their reluctance to buy stuff cheap.  Quite simply, I can’t resist the thrill of the hunt, and the joy of discovering a bargain.  For example, I’ve found Ralph Lauren sheets for $3, my sofa and loveseat for $100 and antiques for far less than eBay bids.  I rarely have to buy clothes for my kids at retail prices, and I’ve built a great library of children’s books.

In addition to saving a ton of money, I support the idea of repurposing and recycling whenever possible.  Our landfills are full of things that could have been given new life, and I want my children to know that.  In fact, we have a dedicated “donate” bin at our house that we regularly fill and drop off to our local thrift stores.  As a bonus, many of these shopping outlets are also connected to a charitable organization, giving me an extra incentive to de-clutter.

Would you like to join me in the bargain hunt?  Here are a few tips to get you started:

Thrift Store Bargains for Families

For a directory of thrift shops in your area, visit The Thrift Shopper Thrift Store Listings or Resale Shopping.


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