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How to Freshen and Clean Thrift Store Finds


A pair of Ann Taylor trousers could cost $100 in the store, but find that same pair of slacks at a thrift store and the price will likely be $10 or less. And that’s a happy day! Shopping at a thrift store is a great way to find high-end clothing for less than clearance prices at a typical retail shop. Another perk? Those one-of-a-kind vintage finds.

Don’t miss out on some great bargains because of the discomfort of buying merchandise that has been worn by someone else.

With a little elbow grease and a few tricks, it’s easy to make those clothes feel (and smell) like new again.


Always carry baby wipes when shopping at thrift stores! If something you like contains a possible stain or mark, give it a wipe. If the stain starts to come away, it’s a good bet that you’ll be able to work on it at home. To care for those “gently used” clothes at home, follow these tips:

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