Thrift Stores In PA Finds For The Home

By Roger West


Over the years the trend of "thrifting" has certainly taking off. If you've never heard the terminology before - it refers to heading to your local thrift store, picking up some cheap items, and basically turning other people's trash into your treasure. If you've never stopped by the thrift store - it's time to pay a visit. Thrift shops are filled with great, unique items. From clothes to furniture - you can find just about anything at these resale shops. Next time you head out to a Thrift Stores in PA - keep some of these ideas in mind and you might just end up with a great new accent piece for your home.

Whenever you go to thrift stores you are bound to find a bargain. Whether you shop at main stream stores like Goodwill or your local community thrift store, the prices are typically much lower than in regular retail stores. With the $25 or more you spend on one shirt at the mall, you can purchase multiple shirts, or maybe even an outfit from the thrift store.

Find out your stores shipment day... What I mean is some stores receive shipments from retail shops and places those items in the "New Clothing" section or they mixed them in with the other donations. Regardless, ask an employee what is the best day to come for new items, and they will tell you!

Look for quality... I have a personal rule for thrift store shopping that has saved me some time and money and that is "buy items that are made of quality material." Quality is key. Even if the item is only one dollar, you do not want to waste it on an item that may not last through one washing.

Although these bare torsos may seem irrelevant to you, finding some antique clothing to display on them makes a great accent piece for a bedroom or even a walk in closet. While in the charity store, take a look around and see if you can find any pieces of clothing that would look great in a room in your home.

If you start to shop at charity shops it won't take long for you to see that many of them support meaningful causes. Whether it is an organization that helps feed the homeless, one that provides services for battered woman, or one that finds homes for animals, good causes always seem to be connected to charity shops. Just last year the non-profit, Helping Hands of Rockmart, GA was able to supply over 53 needy families with food daily with the proceeds from their charity store.

Finally charity stores are chock full of books. If you have a bookshelf in your home, but not many books to fill it up with, heading to the charity store can help you fill a shelf with interesting titles that may inspire you to even read one day. Books make great fillers on shelves and mantles, and purchasing them at a place like the charity store will help you create decorative elements in the room without breaking the bank.

Enjoy your charity store experience either alone or with someone who loves it just as much as you do. It is always a good experience with the right company around you and knowing that the money you spend will be used for s good cause, be wise in your selections and your spending. Be equipped to thrift!!




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