10 things to buy in thrift stores
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I love thrift store, but there is another place where you can get and give things for free in your local area. It is a site where everything is free and you place your item on the site that you are giving away. And you get replies to come pick them up at your location. Now if you need something , you place an ad on there saying what your in need of and you get replies from people that have what you want . And you go pick it up at their location, check it out, It will tell you if they have it for your county. it is (freecycle.org) I got alot of yarn off someone who met me at a craft store and bought two great big bags for me, plus what she had from her home, I made the residents at a nursing home i had worked for back then , all a lapghans for Christmas, I made over 120 of them, started in march and got them all done for Christmas, and if it weren't for this site I wouldn't have been able to do it. Its to keep the junk out of the landfills so your recycling what you don't want by giving it to someone else.
My husband (who thought he would hate the place) walked out with sweatshirts that looked brand new. He is now a believer. I have a son in law who just got a job and he needs clothes. The nearest thrift shop is some distance away so I picked a few up for him. Nice button down LL Bean and Chaus that look brand new. He is a watch my carbon foot kind of guy so this was perfect to send off to him. He loves the thriftshop plan of not throwing things away.
In short, the writer below is right - you have to go often if you are going to find what you want and think creatively.
This article is crap? Must be nice to be able to splurge at the malls all of the time.
Thrift shoppers in socal will not be finding any silver or much in metals. Crackheads had a run on this stuff about 20 years ago, and since then, I believe workers themselves are scooping it up.
I will always check thrift stores from time to time for various things. I mainly shop from catalogs however.
I do wish Goodwill would not have split their donation centers off from their stores, in many locations. This is not the case with most of the other thrift stores.
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