Who doesn’t love to find a good bargain when they are out shopping! The odds are pretty good that you can find one (or a dozen) at your local thrift shop.
Almost every town is home to at least one shop full of second hand treasures. Usually, thrift stores are charitable organizations that run the stores to raise money for their organizations purpose. Sometimes they use the items they receive from the donations to help people get back on their feet after a disaster or when times get tough. The stores operate by having the public donate new or slightly used clothing or items that are sold in the stores that are typically staffed by volunteers. Since items are donated the prices get adjusted to a lower cost for the buyers.
You can find almost anything in the thrift store ... from furniture and jewelry, to clothes and household goods. Thrift shops aren't just good for when you're shopping on a budget, but the idea of recycling items is also healthy for the environment. An item bought from a thrift store is one less item in a landfill. It's recycling at its best!
Some other "thrifting" benefits:
Redecorate on a budget - You can easily redecorate your home from odds and ends and even big furniture pieces you can find in a thrift store. Plus, you'll pay a fraction of the sticker price than if you bought it at retail price.
Dress for less - There are so many clothes that get donated to thrift stores that if you're in search of a certain outfit or have a particular look you're going for, chances are you can find it among the racks.
Enhance your budget - Since thrift stores lower prices of the items donated you’ll end up saving money on almost everything you buy!
Expand your library - You can find books of all kinds in the shelves of the thrift store that may be hard to find anywhere else.
Ready to take the Thrift Store plunge? Check out these local stores that may just have your next favorite bargain.
Marmora Thrift Shop - Marmora
St. Damien Thrift Store - Ocean City
Thrift Shop-Shore Medical Center - Somers Point
Second Chance Boutique - Ocean City
Alcove Thrift Shop - Northfield
Crooked Tail Thrift Shop - Sea Isle City
Have a favorite that we missed? Let us know in the comments.