When you are on a hunt looking for a few things for your home, you go thrifting! Well, at least I do! Ha! I will share my recent thrift haul & 5 thrifting tips with you on how to thrift shop for your next trip to the store!
With the new year upon us, many people are starting with purging & cleaning out their homes, as I am too! So, I had the itch to go thrift. I am going to share my recent thrift haul & 5 thrifting tips with y’all!
There were a few things I had on my list that I wanted. Even though I always try to be intentional when I thrift, sometimes I can not pass up an item. However, I tend to think about the item after placing it in my cart. As I walk around the store, I will think about how I can use it or go in my home.
I have thought about adding a small shelf in my bedroom for a while. Finally, I found this darling wall corner shelf that would be perfect in my room. For $8, I couldn’t pass it up. Funny thing, as I walked out of the thrift store with my treasure, a senior lady yelled to me, “I like what you bought.” I was cracking up!
What Thrift Finds Did I Get?
I can not ever pass up mason jars, especially the vintage ones. This cute little jar was in perfect condition, and it even had the seal that goes with it. It was only $1.50 at the thrift store. I couldn’t believe it. And, I checked to what year the ball jar was from by the design of the logo, and it looks like it’s from the year 1933-1962. I also found another quite old larger Atlas jar, but no lid. But I have lids that will fit.
I have wanted another white or cream platter so I can add it to my china cabinet, So I was browsing by the dishes and I found what I had envisioned tucked in a rack on the bottom shelf, even though I do have two similar platters that hang on the wall in the dining room, but I wanted one that can be used & displayed in the cabinet and for only $3.00; I felt that was a bargain.
Next, I went to the second thrift store, which is my favorite, by the way.
I was looking for a couple of small old books, and I found some for $1 each which was not bad. I wanted them for basket display on my blanket chest in my living room.
Nice vintage baskets are always on my list to hunt for my thrift haul. I saw this one, which was perfect for storing extra blankets for the guest room. It was only $3, and it is an ideal size too.
Ironstone is so beautiful & timeless and I love how they look displayed in my china cabinet. So I found the bowl for $1. and was excited because I have been on the hunt for a larger bowl to take photos of recipes I have prepared t share on the blog.
I wanted it but didn’t have any intentional use for it!
I saw this very cool-looking trunk, and I wanted it. But, I knew I didn’t have space for it in my home. I sure wish I did.
I enjoy sharing these hauls to inspire you and show you how to save money when hunting for that treasure at the thrift store. Do I find treasures every time I thrift? Not at all. There are times I have visited several stores and walked out with nothing. Do I let that stop me from thrifting? of course not!
Here are 5 thrifting tips for your next trip!
- When you see an item you like, place it in your cart & ponder about it while you continue to shop. I will think about how I will use it or where it will go and by the time I am done shopping, and I have already decided if I want the item or not.
- If you have regrets for not buying something, next time, purchase it & take it home. If it doesn’t work out in your home, you can always donate back and it isn’t a loss for the little money spent at a thrift store when you think about how much you are already saving.
- Have a budget in mind! What is a realistic budget? I know we have projects going on in the house, so I need to stay within that budget.
- Always negotiate the sale price, most times, the thrift store will mark it down for you.
- Most times, items still in their original package are donated to the store for a reason. Make sure the item is not broken. It would be awful to get home only to find out that the item you are excited about is damaged.
Happy Thrifting y’all!
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