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- third thursday thrifting report
- thrifty fixes
- Trash to Treasure
She occasionally gets hung up but for the most part she gets around great. Our daily walks used to be at least an hour long but she tires easily now and is ready to rest after about 15 minutes. Lola and I still want to walk so now I put Glory in her stroller and the three of us do our usual hour (or more) walk. I thought Glory could use some extra padding so I used the Sherpa to make a mat for her stroller.
I just happened to have picked up some elastic a while back, at a thrift store of course.I sewed it to the corners of the Sherpa so it would cover the existing floor mat, but still allow the Velcro to grip the bottom of the stroller. at first Glory seemed nonchalant about the new cushion, but I think she likes it.
February 18, 2015 Goodwill 80₵
I’ve probably said this before but it bares repeating. Goodwill has the best prices on Mason Jars 20 cents a piece. As of last December now qualify for a Senior discount. Wednesday is Sr. Discount Day so I got 5 jars for 80 cents.
2 jelly and 3 quart jars
I have more “thrifty finds” to show you, but I want to tell you how I picked up an easy $100.
Greg and Susan are planning a major remodel of their home. So BIG that they won’t be able to live in the house while construction is going on.
The initial plan was to stay at a hotel during the remodel. They are both professionals and have plenty of money. That being said, who wants to add a hotel bill to the cost of the remodel?
Susan was poking around on eBay and saw a Airstream Bambi up for bid.
If her’s was the highest bid they could live in the Airstream instead of a hotel.
They will park the trailer on a concrete slab in their back yard. While the slab is being prepared they needed to park the trailer somewhere.
That’s not all, she insisted I display her pink flamingos too.
I think they’d be happier in sunny Florida.
The trailer had previously been used as an office on a used car lot. The kitchen had never been cooked in. The shower had never been used. The beds had never been slept in.
After the remodel is complete they will list the Airstream on eBay again. They hope to get at least as much as they paid for it.
I don’t think they will have any problem as it is a limited edition 75th Anniversary model. Only 75 were produced.
Do you have a story of making money by doing nothing? Tell me in the comments.
Any holiday is reason enough to have a SALE at most thrift stores
February 16, 2015 President’s Day
St. Vincent de Paul $ 2.80
Everything Half Off!
Missionary Biography 39₵
2 shirts from the 50₵ Bin
The shirts are going to the Union Gospel Mission
I usually rely on the public library for my reading material but, Missionary stories are one of my favorite genres of book and for 50₵, I decided to SPLURG.
Deseret Industries $1.92
D.I. NEVER has sales but their everyday prices are so reasonable that I don’t mind a bit.
Snow 75₵, Jar lifters 50₵ each.
Salvation Army $1.10
Everything Half Off!
3 jelly jars $1.00
Shoreline Goodwill $6.52
Pencil box (craft supply storage) 60₵, Mason jar 20₵, 6 Tissue packets (for donation to Men’s Mission) $1.19, 5 pair of summer sox 99₵, 3 yards of blue fabric 99₵. Be watching for a future post on what I intend to do with this fabric.
It’s difficult to see in the bottom right is two packages of peel & stick Name badges with birds on them. There were actually four packs of badges but only two had birds so I re-donated the other two. 50 badges 60₵.
I hope you enjoy “shopping with me”
I work hard to not just bring stuff into the house and then never put it to use. Blogging hopefully inspires others but its the motivates I need to actually follow through with my plans. For instance because I had to show you how the name tags became labels, I actually got around to labeling my canned goods.
Do you find yourself buying it more and using it less or do you only buy what you need?
50₵ Bin: PJs, Tee shirt, Red turtle neck sweater, Storage box 50₵, Sage green bowl 50₵
Blue has been my lifelong favorite color. Over the past 5 years or so I’ve found myself attracted to sage green in many situations. Sadly this bowl was not good quality dinnerware and the first washing produced a tiny chip and after the second washing I found a larger chip missing from the bowls rim.
3 qt. jars & 5 jelly jars $1., Jar lifter 69₵, Loon coasters 99₵
Flannel fabric 99₵, Loon mug 50₵ .
Just making my purchase I noticed a small chip or a manufactures flaw, I was debating whether to get it or not when they offered it to me at half price and I took it.
Now my loon mug can sit on a loon coaster
Frugal Girl often shares recipes on her blog that come from the 1973 edition of Better Homes and Gardens Bread Book. I already own the 1979 edition but because of her recommendation I’ve been looking for the 1973 edition for several years and am so happy to have finally found it.
The Canning book and jars will go in my next Canning Kit.
The principle behind a turtleneck is that the snug fitting neckline traps your body heat to keep you warm and toasty. I bought a heather tan turtleneck years ago but I’ve been disappointed with it because the neck was too floppy so it wasn’t doing its job well. Before purchasing this one I made sure the neckline would fit snuggly.
The polar fleece is for more hats.
I was down to one glue stick so I’m glad to have found these second hand before I had to go out a purchase them at retail, which would be twice as much. I don’t currently have a “plan” for the fancy scissors but I’m sure they will be useful somewhere down the line.
I’ll be back tomorrow with more. See you then.