Did you know tomorrow is
National Thrifting Day?!So get ready to save some money and find some deals. Shopping at thrift stores like Goodwill and other second-hand shops has become more than working with a small budget, now it is also about the thrill of finding a deal. It is about taking pride in re-using and re-purposing something that was once beautiful. And when you transform a second-hand find, you can create something unique, something that can't be found in a glossy catalog.
|Official "I Love Thrifting" shirt via Mr. Goodwill Hunting|
The Guru of Thrifting: Mr. Goodwill HuntingNational Thrifting Day will be held this year on July 7th. The event is being organized by DIY blogger Rashon Carraway aka "Mr. Goodwill Hunting". His work has been seen on the Nate Berkus show and he was a favorite speaker at the Haven Convention last month.
Now I don't have an official "I Love Thrifting" shirt **yet**. But I have become a thrift store junky myself. Desks, dressers, frames, and lots of my chairs have come from our local Goodwill.
Thrifted Projects from Crafty Texas Girls
1. Thrifted Frames and Thrifted Mirrors
2. School Chairs
3. Vintage Dress Form
4. Blue Chair
5. Antique Dresser
6. Wing Back Chairs
7. Iron Chairs
8. DIY Recover a Chair
9. Cane Side Table
10. Side of the Road Wingback
11. White Legged Chair
12. Oven Cleaner Mirrors
13. Vintage School Desk
14. Coffee Table
Want to score big at the Thrift Store?1. Go often. But keep in mind the best days for shopping are near the end of the week. Weekends are the most crowded, so be prepared! Try to avoid going on a Monday or Tuesday, most stores' stock is usually depleted after the busy weekend.
2. Keep an open mind. Instead of looking for just one thing specific, look at everything. You never know when inspiration will strike.
3. Find out when prices are at their lowest. Most Goodwill and thrift stores will have sales days when things like furniture and clothing are half price.
4. Try before you buy. Whether it is clothing or a lamp, make sure it fits and works before you leave the store.
5. Have fun. You will probably seem some crazy things-- but remember, one person's trash is another person's treasure!
Best Places to ThriftIf you are local, my favorite thrift stores are the Goodwill on Hwy 157, Graceful Goodbuys on Northwest Highway, and the Vineyards Antique Mall on Hwy 26. Most areas have a Goodwill, so check this link to find a Goodwill near you. And don't overlook garage sales- usually you can bargain with the seller to get a great deal.
Sharing my thrifting tips here: Home Stories A to Z , Tatertots and Jello, The 36th Avenue, Serenity Now, Be Different, Act Normal, Positively Splendid