Hey everyone. Sara here from Sarbear’s Journey. I’m so glad to be here in Rachele’s internet abode to talk to you about one of my favorite things, thrifting.
I grew up with a Dad who would stop at every dumpster, thrift shop, or flea market he could find and over the years I’ve become a full-fledged rummage bug. I’m always on the lookout for unique owl items for my vintage owl themed kitchen, so when I saw this funky owl cookie jar I knew it was coming home with me. I can’t help but smile and give him a wink and a wave when I pass by, plus, he holds the good stuff, so we’re pretty good pals.
1. Go often! The more you go the more likely you are to find just the item you need to complete a collection, decorate your home, or keep you warm.
2. Look for sales. Obviously thrifting is cheap, but most thrift shops will have daily sales on certain color tags or items. They’ll often have a set 50% off sale each month as well, in addition to great deals on the less-celebrated government holidays. Keep your eye out for those and mark them in your planner.
3. Start in your favorite section and work your way around. I usually go from house-wares to bedding/curtains to bags to books and so on. Also, if you need to run for a bathroom and your store doesn’t have one, or you’re short on time, at least you hit up your favorite sections before having to leave.
4. Think outside of the box. Can you hem that skirt, repurpose those sheets for fabric, paint that frame/shelf/wicker? Repurposing thrifted items can be a huge money saver and give you something truly unique for your home.
5. Last, find rummage sales! My favorite places for vintage goodies are rummage sales at older established churches. There are usually very sweet older folks who will donate their unwanted items to the church for these sales. There are so many vintage treasures to be found and usually for an outrageously cheap price.
I hope these tips will help you or inspire you on your thrifting adventures. Feel free to swing by and leave me a link to any of your own treasures or tips. Thanks for having me Rachele!
Happy Thrifting, Sara
Thanks, Sara for all the lovely tips and I love the owl cookie jar. I have been looking for one forever!