In the past 30+ years, I’ve bought and sold items at consignment shops — several times. Just to be clear, a thrift store is different from a consignment store. I absolutely LOVE shopping for gently used clothing at thrift stores. But I’m not so crazy about shopping at clothing consignment stores. Ditto for selling items at clothing consignment shops. On the other hand, I’ve always had wonderful experiences buying AND selling at furniture consignment stores! Here are my best tips.
Consignment And Thrift Stores
Shopping at consignment and thrift stores might be "old hat" to you... or maybe you've heard about all of the great ways to save money at these types of stores but you haven't tried it yet. Here are the best and worst things about shopping at consignment stores and thrift stores.
Stay away from pre-made store-bought party trays! You can save tons of money by making your own food platters. Choose the veggies you like, make your own dip, and use items you probably already have in your kitchen to save money on party food & party supplies. Gone are the days where you need to buy meat & cheese platters from the store. There are so many tips and tricks here to help you make your own!
If you’re wondering how to save money for a house, I’ve got some simple and fun ideas for you! These ideas worked for me: turn your hobbies into money, use cash instead of credit cards, sell your old stuff, and 6 other great tips to try when saving money for a house. Think outside-the-box and start putting money aside for your down payment and closing costs on your first home.
Oh how I love making homemade gifts! Some gifts can be expensive to buy but cheap to make. You can drain your bank account when it comes to Christmas shopping or other gift-giving times. Are you tired of shopping online and want to save money? Gifts don’t have to be costly, especially when you make […]
In my own personal quest for figuring out the best way to find gifts for the holidays, I came up with a few non-traditional holiday shopping tips. Enjoy!
If you want to sell vintage jewelry and get the most money for it you need to get the jewelry appraised, know how to market the jewelry, and select the best way to sell it!
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Furniture recycling isn’t a new concept but “furniture upcycling” is. Interested in saving money like me by buying recycled furniture? Start upcycling!
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7 secrets for maximizing thrift store shopping and finding unique back to school clothes for young school age kids AND college students.
Have you been trying to figure out the best way to sell your things or buy from a local consignment business? If it seems like too much trouble, read these tips first. I bet you’ll change your mind!
Goodwill Industries has taken charitable shopping to a whole new level with ShopGoodwill.com — an Internet Auction site that benefits Goodwill charities.
I may not make it a habit of searching secondhand clothes stores for my everyday wardrobe, but for those times when I do, I use these tips for buying secondhand clothes from consignment shops & thrift stores.
I’ve found that thrift store clothing isn’t always a bargain. You have to do your homework, and know there are places you can get the same great prices on the exact same items.
Shopping in a thrift store has practically replaced shopping in an outlet mall as a way to find great bargains these days. I attribute that to the fact that outlets aren’t really filled with bargain prices anymore, but a thrift shop is! These days more and more frugal-minded people have their eye on the bottom line, which is: How to get something for almost nothing. Here’s how: Shop in thrift stores!
The clothing items at the Goodwill Store are typically marked between $3 and $6 each… Well, on my most recent trip there, they were having a ‘50% Off Everything’ sale. So, you can just imagine the LOAD of clothes — and purses, and winter coats — I was able to get for about $70!