A few days ago, I was talking to some friends about my recent thrift store finds when one made a comment about thrifting being my hobby. I replied about how it is just a good habit to regularly visit thrift stores before heading to the retail stores. The conversation quickly jumped to topics about our fantasy football league, but it made me think. Is Thrifting a Habit or Hobby? Continue reading “Is Thrifting a Habit or Hobby?”
Halloween is meant to be a time for fun with family and friends. It is a night of fun and great energy where if you choose to, can be someone else. There is no need for the Halloween holiday to break your budget. Thrift Stores are always one of the best places to stock up for your needs. On your next thrift store shopping trip here are 5 Halloween Items You Should Be Thrift Shopping for Now.
1. Halloween Costumes
Let’s get the most obvious reason out of the way first. Halloween costumes can range from the very cheap dollar store bargains to the very expensive department store outfit. So unless you are going for a luxury costume, hitting up a thrift store can save you some serious cash. Continue reading “5 Halloween Items You Should Be Thrift Shopping for Now”
It’s that time of year when college students are thinking about or getting ready for their first year or return to college life. Living on campus or off campus and staying within your budget can be challenging. I was lucky and live only a few miles from the university that I attended. Many of my college friends did not have my luxury. They had to pool resources together to furnish their apartments, flats, or dorms. Being a local I was able to show them some of the large and small thrift stores around the area that could help them with many of their needs for a fraction of what one would expect to pay. This made them happy, it made me happy to help, and it allowed for money to be available for other activities such as fun road trips.
No matter how big or small your budget maybe in college, every student can benefit from the savings found at thrift stores. Here is my list of 7 Things College Students Should Buy at Thrift Stores that will help save you some cash. Continue reading “7 Things College Students Should Buy at Thrift Stores”
Back to school season is in full swing as the major retailers are rolling out their great back to school deals. In 2017 the National Retail Federation expects both K-12 and college back to school spending to reach $83.6 billion. However, not all items should be purchased at retail stores. Even after the discounts and sales, whether shopping for a single child or several children, back to school demands can put a serious strain on any household budget. Below are a few items that you should shop for at your local thrift stores now to save some cash as the back to school shopping season begins. Continue reading “Finding Back to School Savings at Thrift Stores”