8 Great Things that You Can Find at Thrift Stores

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Most people think clothes when they think about what a thrift shop sells, but these shops often sell a number of other things that people can use in their day to day lives. Larger thrift stores like the Salvation Army and Goodwill, often have a little bit of everything in their stores.

Frugal Halloween: Check your thrift store for new with tag costumes for kids & adults

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Retailers donate clearance to thrift stores nationwide. Check your local store for possible Halloween costumes new in the package. See what I spotted today at a Goodwill location. cat:Bargains Deals cat:Frugal Living cat:Holidays

Cutting Costs and Buying Used Clothes

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You can defray some of your clothing costs by shopping for deals at used clothing stores or thrift stores. Even if you do not have any growing children, buying clothing at thrift stores is a great way to cut costs. Do you shop at thrift stores for clothing?

3 Ways To Save Money On The Kids’ Back To School Wardrobe

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For example, you can try shopping at thrift stores. Thrift Stores Some people think thrift stores are inherently dirty, but this is often not the case. For this reason, thrift stores are a great place to find gently used children’s clothing.

Giving: Does It Always Have To Be About The Money?

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Whether you are asked to donate to charity , or whether your cousin needs a little help with his finances, we often get hung up on whether or not we have enough cash to help out. Donate items : Since my son is an only child, his clothing doesn’t get a lot of heavy use.

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5 Easy Budget Categories to Reduce

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And my absolute #1 way to save money at the grocery store is to PLAN OUR MEALS. When you walk into a grocery store with a plan, you eliminate impulse & duplicate purchases. Thrift : I regularly stop by my favorite local thrift store and find crazy bargains.

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How to Save Money by Greening your Wardrobe

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Anything you now longer want that is still wearable and in reasonable condition can be donated to thrift stores. Wait for the end of season and out of season sales at the high-end stores to save up to 80% on the original purchase price of the clothes you love.

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Declutter Update #1

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I pulled out clothes that I don’t wear and I’ll donate to the thrift store. On January 1st, I declared my word for 2014 to be DECLUTTER.

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10 Ideas to Find Cash for Christmas

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I shop at thrift stores frequently and I am always amazed at how much I see with store tags still on the product. Many stores will at least give you a store credit if you don’t have your receipt. The Christmas season is upon us.

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Six Ways to Reuse Your Plastic Grocery Bags

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These days most grocery stores no longer offer paper sacks, and if you have forgotten your reusable bags, you are probably going to go home with anywhere from one to two dozen little plastic sacks. You can often find these bags at your local grocery store for 99 cents or a dollar or two.

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How to Furnish a New Home For Next to Nothing

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Typically they don’t want to bring it to the dump or donate it because the item is in good condition. You can have a custom piece for the cost of some sandpaper, new hardware and paint that you wouldn’t be able to find at stores.

Go Green This Halloween

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We do put up decorations (ones I buy at garage sales or thrift stores and reuse each year). Buy one then sell, donate or exchange it. If your child (or you) just has to have that store bought costume with all the non-biodegradable materials (you know, that one that costs you at least $20), then after its typical one time use, just donate to your local charity or sell it at your next garage sale or online.

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Wait, Don’t Buy That Yet!

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Spending our precious and all too limited time searching online and in stores. Sure I knew about the ‘White sales’ – the ones stores used to have in January on sheets and towels and such, but I really hadn’t a clue that there is a best time to buy many other things!

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How To Update Your Wardrobe For Less

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Take your smartphone with you on your next shopping venture so you can google discounts and search price comparisons in the store. Thrift. If you have an uneasiness when it comes to “used” clothing, know that there are many different tiers of second hand stores. Shop Your Closet.

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Everyday Changes that Save Money & Help our Planet + a $25 GIANT FOOD STORES Gift Card Giveaway

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This post and giveaway are sponsored by GIANT Food Stores. In an effort over the years to save money at the grocery store and reduce our waste, I’ve found reusable alternatives to many paper products that we were using. Invest in reusable containers with lids to store leftovers.

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10 Steps To A Successful Garage Sale

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You can easily find tags or stickers at a local store that will help make the prices more visible. First, you can consider donating the items to a local shelter or thrift store.

Sustainable Living Traits To Pass On To Your Children

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Participate in local food drives and donations and involve your kids in your actions. You can make it fun for you kids by running a household scavenger hunt in which you reward you children for finding household items to donate, such as clothes, toys, books, old appliances, and canned goods.

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Am I Frugal – or Cheap?

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Plus, the styles that fit are usually made by the high end manufacturers and carried in exclusive (expensive) clothing stores. There is a lovely thrift store not far from my neighborhood that receives donations from the folks in the local golfing gated community. Sometimes I wonder about myself. All my life I’ve been careful with money, most of the time through necessity, but now just through habit.

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Don’t be a Buy-It-New Snob

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Fashion changes and new or nearly new clothing gets sold at sales or donated to charity. Here is a short list of some of my favorite finds at garage, estate and thrift store sales.

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Working Moms on a Budget: 5 Tips for Thrifty Business Fashion

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Thrift Shopping. With your wardrobe in mind, start with thrift stores. Thrift stores are not the dusty, smelly places of the past. Many people donate their clothing they no longer wear or need, which often include name-brands.

Stuff – Full Circle

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Lists for Santa Claus, or for birthday gifts start them out and soon they are eyeing and selecting from the wonderful bounty at the stores. Some get stuff from stores, the less financially favored head for thrift stores, garage sales, Mom’s house or the trash pickup routes. You donate to suitable charities.

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How to Thrift Your Way to a Back-to-School Wardrobe

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About five years ago, I started thrifting. Would the store be yucky? The store was not yucky. My husband now teases me that I am the Indiana Jones of thrifting. Successful thrifting takes a little effort. but I prioritize the needs first. :: Find “Your” store.

6 Tips to Save Money On Home Décor

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Even at discount stores, new furniture can easily set you back thousands of dollars. Check out some thrift stores, vintage stores, flea markets, and garage sales. If you can’t sell something, consider donating it and at least getting the tax write off.