It’s Memorial Day! Let’s discuss how we can fulfill summer preparations with thrift shopping.
Tomorrow I will begin Budget Saving Tuesday, and certainly thrift shopping is a great way to help us save with summer preparations.
Of course, everything I am featuring today is from thrift shopping at Goodwill San Antonio.
It Is always fun to stop by the many locations.
And I stop by often…some trips yield many finds, and sometimes I walk out without a purchase.
That is why it benefits me to stop by often.
SUMMER PREPARATION #1: KIDS AND GRANDKIDS
Often during the summer vacations, we have more opportunities to spend with kids and grandchildren.
I love to have new and extra books around. Going to the racks for children’s books is one of the first things I do upon entering a location.
I look through the books to read for safe content, and to check for condition of the book…no ripped pages, no pages unreadable from markers etc.
Toys are another way to be properly prepared for summer visitors.
Before I leave with a game, I will go through it in store to check for all the pieces.
Then if I take home toys such as this one, I give them a good washing off with disinfectant.
Some of these toys become quite popular with my grandchildren and I paid very little for them.
SUMMER PREPARATION #2: HOME DECOR
Perhaps this summer, you are looking to add some home decor or even re-purpose items with a touch of creativity.
Thrift shopping is always a great way to save money and promote sustainability.
I love to think creatively when I go in of some new ways to look at items and how they can be used.
I think this rising inflation is going to turn me into more of a DIYer than I ever have been.
I always see pieces which challenge me to think of how I would use them and I take time to look for special pieces that may have slipped by the radar of others.
Remember, to ask about special savings days where ever you thrift.
NOT SO SUMMER, BUT OH SO FUN
As a woman who wears colors in the Vibrant Autumn Palette, there is not much around in the summer.
But, last week I discovered this treasure…and I love the top. It is a brand called Prologue.
This is a brand typically found in Walmart, Target, or other low price point retailers.
However, I did not know that and I loved this top so much that I really thought it to be a higher end piece.
It is in great condition and fit so well. It does not fit a summer preparation, but does fit in my wardrobe and I will wear it in cooler weather.
SUMMER PREPARATIONS #3: HOLIDAYS
When I am making summer preparations for holidays, I always stop by Goodwill San Antonio.
That little heart in the middle is on my porch today, and I will use it again for July 4.
I love to decorate for holidays. Today is one we must commemorate to thank and recognize all of those who have served and given their lives to protect us.
Decorating for holidays is part of the legacy I leave to my grandchildren about recognizing important events.
I know some of you have indicated you do not have access to thrift shops, but for those who do, I encourage you to visit often for your summer preparations.
Thanks for being here today for summer preparations using thrift stores…if you are in the U.S., enjoy the holiday…..
By Pamela Lutrell
Disclaimer: I am compensated with gift cards to Goodwill San Antonio in order to show you what I find.
By Pamela Lutrell
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