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10 Things You Should Always Find at Thrift Stores (Before Paying Retail)


Thrifting could be considered a shopping nce, because it is! There are so many tips and tricks to getting the best deals at the thrift store, and plenty of tips on what to avoid purchasing! However, if you see one of these ten items, there is no way you should pass it up! Remember, you can create something out of nothing, and turn a hideous couch to a gorgeous DIY-ed piece of furniture.


I know what you’re thinking, but I promise this isn’t as horrifying as it seems. While you may be skeptical about buying used shoes for yourself, Maker Mama recommends that you consider buying them for your kids. Let’s face it, children grow quickly and parents usually donate nearly brand new shoes to thrift shops. If you’re lucky, you could get a decent looking pair of kids shoes for a fraction of the cost.


This should be a must-checked section for any book lover out there. Books are a commonly donated item. Make room on your shelves for vintage books that are left at thrift stores. Definitely cheaper than a run to the local bookstore!

Vinyl Records

Old vinyl records found at thrift stores can be incredible additions to any music lovers collection. Pick one up (regardless of the band) and either keep it, or gift it to someone who would love it. I don’t know about you, but I would gladly take an old The Who record any day!

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