I love thrift stores! It's become a bit of an addiction for me. Finding great deals,the thrill of the hunt. Love. It. Whenever I get a new purse, my sister's response is, "Did you get that at DI?" (Too bad I can't type in sarcasm.) I will admit that I have a problem with purses. They attract me like a drug. I can rationalize it because I do buy them at DI (Deseret Industries) and they never cost more than $5.
Since I spend so much time at DI and Savers, I thought I'd share a few tips.
- DI tends to have better prices, but Savers has more inventory. Also, DI doesn't have sales.
- Every Monday, one of the price tag colors at Savers is 99 cents. All week, one other color is 1/2 off.
- Always go with an open mind. You might find exactly what you're looking for, but more often, you'll find something else you just can't live without.
- When buying purses, check the inside to see how clean it is. And smell it. Nothing worse than buying a purse that smells like smoke.
- Whether it's clothes or purses, check all zippers and snaps to make sure they work.
- They only wash undies and swimwear (neither of which I would buy there), so wash everything before you wear it. Also, anything else, I clean with disinfectant cleaner/wipes.
- If it's for you, try it on. You never know if things have been shrunk and your size may not fit.
- Stuffed animals can be washed in the washing machine. Put them in a pillow case, close it with a rubber band, then wash and dry with a normal load.
|Dockers $3. Jeans $7. Bass loafers $3.|
|Jones New York Jacket $8.|
|Computer Tote Bag $5|
|This has lots of pockets, including a padded one for my|
laptop. A real steal since they sell retail for around $30.
|Adorable yellow purse $3.|
|Again, lots of pockets- a must for me.|
|This cute boy cannot be purchased|
at a thrift store, but he loves going there!