National Thrifting Day

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 Hunting
 National 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 Thrift
If 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.

National Thrifting Day is the perfect opportunity to grab some girlfriends and go hunting for treasures. If you go,  tweet about your finds, use the hashtag #ilovethrifting.  I am hoping to get up early and hit a few of my local favorites. Fingers crossed for a great day of thrifting! 

Sharing my thrifting tips here: Home Stories A to Z , Tatertots and Jello, The 36th Avenue, Serenity NowBe Different, Act Normal,  Positively Splendid


  1. For me, every day is National Thrift Day. This is a fantastic post with some excellent tips. And your finds are simply marvelous. Thanks!

  2. YEA! Love thrifting!!! I will be sure to participate.

  3. I can't even hardly shop in regular stores anymore....I always say...I bet I can find something like this at the thrift.....it's a sickness!
    Blessings, Lorraine

  4. What a GREAT post I would love it if you would share it over at our Blog Hop...It is our first one and I think this would be a great link up.




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