Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Thrift store musings

We've been hunting for some household items for the casa de chaos. Since the retail price of these items is more than we prefer to pay, we've decided to buy them used.

Now buying used is certainly an exercise in patience. Just because you want something, it doesn't mean that it will automatically become available at the thrift store, KWIM?

And since we're stopping in the stores on a regular basis, we've had to learn something else ... restraint! Thrift stores have all these cool things ... a nice shirt here, a holiday decoration there ... we could easily blow our budget and more ...

In the meantime, I have a new thrift-store mission, courtesy of a friend. She's teaching at a kindergarten in an area with some significant poverty.

She's asked us to be on the lookout for children's clothes. Little kids (as all parents know) can have some messy accidents. So the school keeps a supply of clothes on hand for such emergencies. Unfortunately, the clothing seldom comes back ... and the supply is dwindling.

So this I can do ... hey, I'm going to be hanging around the thrift store anyway ..

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