Friday, March 25, 2011

Secondhand Shopping

I love thrift stores.  I have to admit it.  Sometimes I forget how much I love them and I don't shop there for a couple months, but every time I go back in and score such great deals, I am thrilled.  I went to Gleaners today, which is one of the seondhand stores here in town.  And in my opinion it is the best one.  The reason is that everything is super cheaply priced.  Some secondhand places still have (relatively) expensive prices, but not Gleaners.  Three years back I got an Oster coffee maker for $1.  And it still worked when I got rid of it last year.  The only reason I got rid of it was that it took quite a long time to fill the pot, but still.  $1.00!  My current microwave I bought for $4.  It's old but it works.

I get a rush just thinking of those things!  I can't go shopping there too often or I would buy too much stuff.  They sell kids books for 10 cents each, adults for 25 cents.  The way my kids wreck books, it's better than taking out library books. 

I can just go on and on but I won't.  I was just excited since I went there today and got some clothes for Abby, and some ribbon for a project I'm going to be making for the girls, and some books.  I used to always think that thrift stores were for poor people, but down here, I see almost everyone in town there.  Seriously, it's always busy on the days they are open.  And I totally get it now.