I love reading blogs about amazing second hand store finds.
I feel like my second hand purchases are far less exciting, but I decided to show off my frugal finds none-the-less.
I try to hold myself to only purchasing things that I truly will put to good use, occasionally I fall for something just because its a great price, sometimes I regret it most of the time not.
I ‘m going to do a few post showing how well “thrifting” has worked for me.
The $3.99 Thistle feeder I got last June is popular with the pine siskins, I hope the goldfinch will eventually find it too.
Soaker hose, 50₵ plaid shirt, 50₵ green pants, 50₵ fleece jacket
I love digging treasures out of those bins. The plaid shirt and fleece jacket have been donated to Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission. I’m planning a refashion project with the green capris. But since I’m currently wearing long johns and polar fleece a project involving summer wear is not high priority on my to-do list.
I’ll use the soaker hose in my flower beds.
Sleigh, Unfinished Candlestick, Goldfinch mug, Notebook paper
UGM distributes school supplies to underprivileged students so I donated the paper to them.
I hope to one day make a winter display using a collection of sleds.
For years I’ve had a single white candlestick displayed on a small shelf in my bedroom. I picked up a short candlestick from a FREE PILE at a garage sale last summer and I plan to paint all three to make a better looking display.
Canning kettle, 6-Shaving cream
The shave cream has been donated to UGM.
When my mother passed away I inherited her canning supplies. This included a cold pack canner, but I already had my own. Not needing two canning kettles, I sold one on Craig’s list. It sold quickly. Shortly after that I saw a kettle for sale at a garage sale for $3. My recent success on Craig’s list led me to believe I could make a profit by reselling the $3 kettle. One success led to another and I now buy any cheap canning supplies every time I find them and put together Canning Kits that have include things like jars, jar lifter, canning book, lids and rings, and a funnel. My total cost is always less than $10. I’ve sold them for $25. I’ve done this many times now. It’s the only real success I’ve had at reselling.
This will become more hats.
The pink shirt is made of 95% cotton, 5% spandex, nice and stretch.
I made it into a head covering to wear at work.
What have you found at the second hand stores lately?
Do you go for small everyday stuff? Are you looking for clothing? furniture? Leave me a comment about your thrifty finds.