Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Thrift Store Score 3

I recently went to one of my favorite thrift stores and wish I brought a camera. A white stretch limo was waiting outside. The driver was waiting behind the wheel. Are the rich now shopping at Savers?

The past 2 times I've been to a thrift store, it has been packed to very busy. I recently heard a story on the radio about how more people turning to thrift stores due to economic hardship. It's unfortunate that so many are feeling the pinch. Fortunately, when you walk into a thrift store you can see there is plenty to go around.

Here's what I got for $33

$15: A pair of new looking black shoes for me (the most expensive item)
$3: A pair of Pippi shoes for our daughter's Halloween costume
$5: Girls High School Musical pjs (almost like new)
$2: Girls fall weather nightgown
$3 Girls "Limited Too" summer shirt for next year (per America's Cheapest Family advice)
$3 Girls matching summer skirt
$2 Girls extra winter hat (kids always lose these)
$2 A "Pisa" plate to decorate my "office" ($248 left in that budget)

And since we brought stuff into the house, stuff must go out. 3 paper grocery bags of too-small PJs and children's books wait to be donated.

This out-with-the-old, in-with-the new method is getting easier with practice. I hope we can keep it up.
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