Karen author of our book, Living a Rich Life as a Stay-at-Home Mom wrote,
I was talking to a friend the other day and told her my son’s shoes were bought for a dollar at the local thrift store. She looked a little confused and asked where the thrift store was. I was surprised that she didn’t know as she is always looking for ways to save money – especially on children. She has four kids and is pregnant with her fifth. I told her about some of the great deals I have gotten there just in the past few months:
- Brand new unopened puzzles for less than a dollar.
- A tall wrapping paper holder with more than 15 rolls of wrapping paper in it for $10
- A set of Christmas cookie cutters for $1.50
- A beautiful nativity set for $10 (P.S. when my husband saw it he loved it but immediately wanted to know how much money I paid for it because it was so nice. He was relieved when I told him.)
- Boots for all my kids for $2.00 or less
- My husband’s work shirts (he works constructions and ruins shirts) for $3.00 each or less
- Toys for $5 or less
- Kids gloves, pants, shirts, socks, and shoes for $2.00 or less
I recommended she try it out and she was excited and told me she wanted to go with me next time I go.
So, for Challenge #21 find out where a nearby thrift store is today and schedule time in your calendar to go check it out within the next week!
You can do a search under ‘thrift’, ‘consignment’, ‘bargain’, or ‘second hand’ stores in your area. Some popular store names are Goodwill, Kid to Kid, Deseret Industries, Savers, Salvation Army, Plato’s Closet, and Habitat for Humanity.
Tip: You may want to take some cash because some smaller thrift stores don’t accept credit cards.
Happy Bargain Hunting!