Rethinking Thrift Store Shopping

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rise aboveThere are some terrific bargains to be had at your local charity or thrift shops these days. There’s no stigma to finding a bargain and putting your money to good use – do this for ten years and you’ll be way ahead of the pack! I’m not suggesting buying exclusively from these shops but do try and be a savvy shopper.

You’ll not only be helping the organisation but you’ll be recycling too.

So many people give good items to these shops because they simply have too much stuff and want the extra space, don’t use them or simply don’t want the item at all. That’s why it’s always worth a browse if ever you pass one of these shops.

Some items are brand new or have only been used once and I’ve picked up children’s books that have never been read. Same goes for children’s shoes – they grow out of them so quickly it’s always possible to pick up near new shoes for less than a couple of dollars! Kids love rummaging through charity shops to find goodies so don’t think it’ll cost a fortune giving the kids some fun.

Here’s a list of what you might be able to find at your local Charity/Thrift shops or warehouses.

Before going to Kmart or BigW just pop into your local charity shop and see if they have what you’re after. They might just have a food processor for a third of the new price!

  • Jackets and Jumpers
  • Toys
  • Books
  • Electrical appliances
  • Shoes
  • Bags
  • Storage containers
  • Craft items
  • Clothes of course!
  • Jewellery
  • Baby items including strollers, cots etc
  • Vases and glassware
  • Bakeware and kitchen appliances