I have some pretty lofty goals this year for economizing so I can finish my debt elimination goal. Not the least of which is to pay as little as possible for the things we want and need. I've been doing some thrift store shopping lately to help me out in that department.
|Yarn for crocheting|
I like thrift stores. For one thing most of them operate on behalf of a charitable organization and give a lot back to the local community. Shopping at a thrift store allows us to recycle and use other people's stuff saving it from going to the landfill. You also save a ton of money by buying used over new, so why not?
|Patterns for sewing|
I'm pretty darn picky when it comes to the things I buy. I really look things over to make sure they aren't too worn. I assume everything is dirty and needs to be washed. I'm not afraid to mend or repair something minor if it is priced right. When it comes to clothing, linens, yarn and fabrics I'll give it a sniff to make sure there are no offensive odors.
|Vintage quart jars - Love!|
I shop at nice stores. They keep things clean and well organized and I feel they do a really good job weeding out the garbage. It is nice to feel confident as you peruse a rack of clothes that someone has taken the time to make sure the items are in nice condition. They also don't smell funky, you know what I mean?
|Clothes for my oldest|
|Cute little votive candle lantern|
I almost want to keep him
The girls and I don't have a problem with second hand. Most of my friends don't either so to give a cool gift that was found at a second hand store is not offensive to us. In fact we are kind of impressed by the various treasures we find. I especially like the vintage stuff much more than something new and modern.
|Clothes for my youngest|
Brand new jeans with the tags still on!
Do you shop at thrift stores? Are you one of those who can't wait for yard sale season? What are some of the things you shop for?