Sunday, February 8, 2009

Adventures in resale

I love a good thrift store. Antiques, resale stores, consignment shops, yard sales...all good places to find gently used items at a low cost. Plus, items get a new life rather than taking up space in a landfill. This secondhand market helps the economy as well, creating jobs in areas where there might not otherwise be opportunities for employment.

I hit two local resale stores this weekend with my mom and sister. Our first stop: Goodwill on Randall Road in Batavia.

Two children's books, a plastic magazine file, a crab cookie cutter (brand new) and a southwestern theme cookie cutter set (howling coyote, large cactus and what I hope to goodness is a chili pepper): the total was $6.61.

Our second stop was the Salvation Army Thrift Store in Montgomery.

I got a nice decorative box (for the dog's toys), an orange GAP hoodie for me, Carter pajamas and Chicago Bears outfit for the little guy, and 4 jello jigglers molds for $12.52.

What a terrific shopping day! I got some great items at a great price and I spent an enjoyable day with my mom and sister. Resale's a good thing! To find a Goodwill store near you, click here. To find a Salvation Army store near you, click here.


Jean K. Lahm said...

I'm a thrift store and garage sale junkie, too! Why don't we live closer? Great finds! That Chicago Bears outfit is adorable! We've gotta swap garage sale stories sometime...seriously, I live for them! And anyone out there laughing at that, laugh at my $1,000 Alfred Meakin fine china that I purchased for $25.00!! :)

Sarah Eliza said...

I LOVE thrift stores and yard sales... I think most of my favorite possessions are thrift store finds. Nicely done on the shopping trip! My favorite thrifting buddies moved away, so I haven't gone much lately, but now I'm definitely inspired to organize an expedition as well...