Do you thrift?

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One of the easiest changes I've made is that I now buy the majority of my children's clothing from thrift stores. We always thrift first before we go to a retail store, unless we are looking for something special or unique. Then, we buy whatever we need or couldn't find at a regular store.

I still have a hard time with finding thrift store clothes for myself but I also rarely shop for myself these days.

I've been using this "system" for about a year now and I would guess I've saved about $1K on clothing for my kiddos.
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For the summer, I also take my two to the thrift store for their summer clothes. For school, we will look there but at that time, there is usually nothing there.
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Does Walmart clearance rack count as thrifting? I buy both my boys clothes whenever they go on the clearance rack at walmart. I'll buy like 100 dollars worth of clothes and walk out with a full basket of shorts and t-shirts.
You can get an awful lot when you're paying between 1-3 dollars for everything.
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Sometimes. I have to be in the mood for it. I refuse to shop Goodwill. Their prices are crazy high. Our Salvation Army does half off on Wednesdays so if the mood strikes I'll pop in there on a Wednesday sometimes. I wish we still had Savers. They used to get all sorts of good stuff for cheap.
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Dylexsmommy wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:57 pm
Does Walmart clearance rack count as thrifting? I buy both my boys clothes whenever they go on the clearance rack at walmart. I'll buy like 100 dollars worth of clothes and walk out with a full basket of shorts and t-shirts.
You can get an awful lot when you're paying between 1-3 dollars for everything.
LOL I would definitely say thrifting means previously owned clothes. But it's awesome that you find those deals. I don't shop at Walmart often enough any more to see them and when I do see clearance racks, they're never that cheap. I'd take advantage of it if I saw it, though. My kids are growing like weeds, I can't keep up.
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carterscutie85 wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:46 am
Sometimes. I have to be in the mood for it. I refuse to shop Goodwill. Their prices are crazy high. Our Salvation Army does half off on Wednesdays so if the mood strikes I'll pop in there on a Wednesday sometimes. I wish we still had Savers. They used to get all sorts of good stuff for cheap.
Maybe it depends on the area, I just don't notice a huge price difference. I prefer Value Village, though, because they also have half-off coupons and they give teachers a discount every day, I think.
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I donate clothes to thrift stores and shop at them, as well. I like Plato's Closet and Once Upon A Child. I usually go to Target, Kohl's, Meijer, etc as well
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mrsmacgiver wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:30 pm
One of the easiest changes I've made is that I now buy the majority of my children's clothing from thrift stores. We always thrift first before we go to a retail store, unless we are looking for something special or unique. Then, we buy whatever we need or couldn't find at a regular store.

I still have a hard time with finding thrift store clothes for myself but I also rarely shop for myself these days.

I've been using this "system" for about a year now and I would guess I've saved about $1K on clothing for my kiddos.
We always bought our kids' clothes from thrift stores. When we were younger, we couldn't afford to pay $30 or more for each pair of jeans the kids needed, only to have holes in them a few weeks later. So we taught them young how to look for quality, and they were always well-dressed. We still thrift before we pay retail prices.
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We donate clothes to our local thrift shop called Value Village where sometimes I shop there. I have bought items for $10 that had $150 original price tags still on them.
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mrsmacgiver wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:30 pm
One of the easiest changes I've made is that I now buy the majority of my children's clothing from thrift stores. We always thrift first before we go to a retail store, unless we are looking for something special or unique. Then, we buy whatever we need or couldn't find at a regular store.

I still have a hard time with finding thrift store clothes for myself but I also rarely shop for myself these days.

I've been using this "system" for about a year now and I would guess I've saved about $1K on clothing for my kiddos.
I used to but my kids are grown-ups now
I shop at thrift shops for me though. I’ve had good luck!
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