I happen to like going to thrift stores. Often times I don’t end up buying anything but sometimes I’ll find something worthwhile. (Like the time I got a big Little Tikes cube for Little Monkey for $10, or the time I got the Scooba for $50-we really should use this more!)
Yesterday I took part of the afternoon and hit up a few thrift stores in the area. I had heard of two new ones recently and was hoping to make it to the one I hadn’t been to yet. (The other new one I went to a few days ago. All clothing was on sale for $1! I got two maternity skirts and one pair of maternity shorts for $3 total! Great deal.) I didn’t end up making it to the other new one but did have some success. I started at the store farthest from us (in our general area-there are MANY more thrift stores that are farther away but I have to go to those when I’m already in that area).
The first store was a disappointment. I found nothing. I did actually have a few things I was looking for too. 1. A dresser to use for Little Monkey when the Baby gets here and takes the changing table/dresser from him. 2. A “knuckle buster” credit card machine for use at our craft show. I did not find either of these items! The second store was also a disappointment today. I have found items at each of these stores before, but not today. That’s the thing about thrift store shopping…you just never know.
The third store I went to is a store that is connected with a house that helps pregnant teenagers. Half of their store is maternity and baby items. The other half is regular clothes, older kid toys, books, household stuff, etc. They were having a sale and anything with a blue dot on it was half off. Great…I took a look and found quite a bit with blue dots…and even some stuff in my size. I ended up getting a maternity polo shirt for $1, a maternity tee for $0.50, and a maternity dress (that hardly looks worn) for $1.50! That brightened up my shopping experience for sure.
The last store I went to I ended up getting two yards of one fabric for $1 and one yard of another fabric for $0.50. This is a great deal and we will likely use the fabrics for items in our shop.
I had planned to hit up at least two other stores in our area, but I was just getting worn out. Carrying around a baby tends to wear you out a bit quicker than if you weren’t! (And yes I know…we’re only 15.5 weeks…it will likely just get worse, especially with the summer Florida heat!)