It will come as no surprise when I say I love thrift stores! The chain ones can be good, I buy all the boys jeans at Savers because they are only $5 and are like new. They are going to put a hole in them 10 minutes later so I can't justify $20-30 for jeans for 5 kids. But my favorite thrift stores are the ones tucked away in a small corner of a town. That's where the best treasures are! Yesterday was a purging day. Phase one of our household purge: Books. So I took a load of books over to a little thrift store in town. I didn't plan on staying long, the kids were in the car with my dad, but on my way out I noticed a huge bin of Legos. I couldn't believe how much there was. I asked the guy how much he wanted for them and he said "$30". I know that is still considered a steal to anyone who buys Legos but for me I really didn't want them that badly. Then he said, "well I could let them go for $20". So I grabbed them. The crowning jewel of this set is the Lego pirate ship that came with it. My boys, Owen especially, are obsessed with ships of all kinds.
|Oh yes, my little tom-boy|
loves them too!
My other great finds included: Two LL Bean fleece jackets for Noah and Owen for next year that look brand new for $2 each. I also scored a Polo winter jacket for Gabe for this year. The zipper broke on the one he had and I was really not wanting to buy him a new jacket but I was able to get one that looks like it was hardly worn for, again, $2. You just can't beat it. And by saving money like that I can now not feel guilty about getting my hair cut and colored!!! Everyone wins!