Saving for a Change: Tip #15

English: The Community Closet Thrift Store

English: The Community Closet Thrift Store             (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Since the change in the economy, many people have sought out ways to stretch their dollars and shopping at thrift stores has become more popular than ever. Second hand or gently used products don’t have the same meaning as they did years ago; the store options have increased and the selection of products are more desirable. It’s not just clothes and knickknacks at thrift stores these days, there is a variety of items, from books, paintings, fishing gear, accessories for the home to full dining sets. A little bit of something for everyone, if you look carefully.

August 17th is National Thrift Shop Dayon this day it’s expected that stores will have deeper discounts than they normally do. Some stores may offer 50% off or buy one get one free items. Just like with any other sale, be ready for lots of bargain hunters who will also be on the lookout for a good deal. If you know how to shop, your dollars can go a long way in a thrift store. Although the staff at the stores maintain that the products are all clean, like toys, clothing and shoes for instance, it would be wise to sanitize the products you purchase at home before its first use.

Many stores are run by charities like Goodwill and Salvation Army as well as many smaller independent thrift stores, and they all have lots of great finds. Check your local listings and stop by a nearby store; hidden treasures are waiting just for you.

Casually speaking and all the best,


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