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Ever thought of ways you can safe some cash from your monthly shopping? Then maybe you should change your shopping spot to a more convenient place that allows you to buy quality items at a very reasonable prize; like the thrift store. And if you enjoy shopping at the yard sale then this will also be a perfect place to visit as it is a much bigger, much convenient yard sale.
Here is a list of top 15 items that you can purchase via thrift instead of paying full price.
1. Baby items. Items for a new baby can be so expensive, and many times you can score super cheap items like high chairs, bouncy seats, and more at a thrift store. If you arelooking for something specific, the store manager will be more than happy to help you. Lastly, always check to see if items have been recalled.
2 Kids’ clothing. You can get kids clothing at a reasonable prize marked less than the full prize. Kids grow out of their clothing so fast it is silly to pay full price for items that they will outgrow in a few months. Shopping at thrift stores for kids’ clothing is much less expensive, and you can usually find brand names.
3 Kitchen supplies. You can be able to find countless items for our kitchen at any local thrift store. Everything from small appliances to silverware, cooking utensils, and more.
4 Cards. These includes any occasional cards from invitations, or gift card holders for much less. These cards can go from $0.5 – $1.50each and they are high quality and don’t lookcheap.
5 Toys. You can get toys that are prized $150 for $5 at thrift store. Make sure to check all toys to make sure they have all the necessary parts to run. It’s also good to check to see if the battery terminal area is ok, and ask about the return policy in case the toy does not work properly.
6 Games and puzzles. You can find many games and puzzles at thrift stores for pennies. Again, make sure that all the game pieces are present before you buy it.
7 Designer items. These can be found occasionally. Whether it’s a brand name pair of boots, a designer sweater, or even a pocketbook, you know you’ve made bank.
8 Books. It may be difficult to find a book that you love but you can be able to score very adorable items for your children.
9 Maternity clothes. Maternity items are easy to pick up at thrift stores. It may be hard to find maternity items even in many local department stores, but you can be more successful at thrift and to find good maternity clothes.
10 Construction items and craft supplies. You would be surprised at the items people donate to a thrift store. You can find kitchen cabinets, doors, windows, and more. Many times these are bulky items that people just want to get rid of and so they will donate them to get rid of them quickly.
11 DVDs and CDs. Used DVDs and CDs will play like new if they were well taken care of by their previous owner. Even if you wind up with a scratched disc, there are ways to remove the scratches and make the DVD or CD playable again, such as rubbing it with toothpaste or even a banana.
12 Jewellery. Depreciation hits hard when you try to sell used jewellery, but as a buyer you can take advantage of the markdown. This is especially true for diamonds, which have ridiculously low resale values. Check out estate sales and reputable pawn shops.
13 Ikea furniture. Why bother assembling your own furniture when you can pick it up for free (or nearly free) on Craigslist and Freecycle? Summer is the best time to hunt for Ikea furniture because that’s when college students are changing apartments and tossing out goodies.
14 Musical instruments. Purchasing new musical instruments for a beginner musician is rarely a good idea. For your little bundle of joy who wants to learn to play an instrument, you should see how long his or her interest lasts by acquiring a used instrument to practice with first.
15 Pets. Buying a puppy or kitty from a professional breeder or a pet store outlet can set you back anywhere from a few dollars to several thousand dollars. On top of this, you’ll need to anticipate additional fees and vet bills. Instead, adopt a pet from your local animal shelter, and get a new family member, fees and vaccines at a substantially lower cost.