Today is Frugal Friday at Life as Mom's Blog.
If you've never been much of a thrift store shopper, you don't know what you are missing. You have to have an open mind and think of it as a treasure hunt. Let's face it, most thrift stores aren't very pretty. Get over it!
The thing I love about thrifting is that you never know what treasure you might run across. Some of my favorite finds were just small things like a cereal bowl to match my dishes, a basket or a book. You can also re-purpose many things if you have both an open mind and think in a creative way.
Last Friday I stopped in after work which allowed me about 40 minutes before the store closed. I was pleasantly surprised to see a sign in the window that said, "Everything in the store is 25 cents today only".
I think I did pretty good:
Two pocketbooks with wooden handles that can be repurposed into new pocketbooks.
Four denim skirts and a cotton shirt to use for sewing fabric. The plaid shirt will go into my stash for a quilt made from men's shirts some day. The denim in the skirts is so soft and of good quality for sewing. I have already laundered these items and will cut them apart and place them in the right stack in my sewing room.
I found these clothes for my grandson. Some fit now and some will fit later this summer, next fall and winter.
Two "Okie Dokie" play shirts
An NC State shorts set.
A Spiderman Jacket
Children's Place summer short overalls
Old Navy Baby denim overalls and shirt
Disney Store Tigger Shirt
I really wanted more time to shop, but it just wasn't meant to be. I didn't do too bad for $3.75 in only 40 minutes!
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