When I read about all the great deals bloggers get at thrift stores, I get a little jealous.
It is only in the last couple of years it has occurred to me to even walk into a thrift store much less shop there. I
was am the queen of donating, but it never dawned on me to look and see what others donated.
Since I read a lot of American blogs, I was introduced to cheap grabs at local thrift shops. And wondered if I could find deals here.
2 years ago on my trip to MD, my cousin pointed me in the direction of what she called a great thrift shop. I scored this purse I had my eye on previously for $7, regular price was $29.99.
I was hooked.
Hoping to replicate the same finds locally, I went into a thrift shop I happened to pass several times before. To put it delicately, I opened the first door, hesitated, then opened the second door and my nostrils were assaulted by a musty smell that was beyond unpleasant. I hightailed it out of there.
It took another year before I went into another thrift store. This one was better but still not enticing me to really shop. I wandered around but it was very cluttered and disorganized.
Last week-end, on the recommendation of my BFF, I went to the closest thrift store to my place. It was not bad. Everything was organized and neat. Since I had a long list of errands to run, I only spent a short amount of time in the store. My intention is to go back when I have time to spend hunting.
I am slowly becoming more aware of thrift stores in my local area. I would like to find a few more to see what else is out there. Hopefully I can find one that has lots of cool items are great prices.