We all know that thrift stores are great places to save money. With that said, some items are better buys than others.
Then there are those items that you may question whether or not they are safe to purchase, such as shoes (foot fungus, anyone?). However, there are some items that are almost always a great buy.
Let's take a closer look at the best things to buy at thrift stores.
A number of thrift stores price books super, super cheap. This is because they get so many and want to unload them quickly to make room for the never ending supply.
It's not uncommon to find $0.25 paperbacks and $1 hardbacks. Some stores are even cheaper than that. If you love to read, this can be a great way to always find books to read without spending a lot of money.
Puzzles and Board Games
The reason puzzles and board games are priced so cheaply at thrift stores is because there's no guarantee that all the pieces will be included. With that said, you can often find puzzles for $0.50 and board games for a dollar. At prices like that, you can afford to take a chance.
If you're a crafter, you can also make some really cool items using the pieces that are included.
Speaking of craft supplies, you can often find them in most thrift stores. Usually these are remnants. For example, you might find a half a bag of beads or small pieces of fabric. However, these are awesome items to work with.
It's also a great way to try different crafts to see if you want to invest in more supplies from the craft store.
You can score some awesome deals on thrift store furniture. You may need to restain or paint the pieces, but it's well worth it.
Remember, simply changing out the hardware can also make an older dresser look brand new.
You can find some awesome clothing pieces in thrift stores. The key is to really look through the racks and check the pieces carefully. If you're an expert at removing stains, you may find even more pieces.
Even if you're not comfortable with buying thrift store clothing, it's worth looking. You can resell some of these pieces for a nice profit on Poshmark.
Thrift stores can be a treasure hunt. You never know what you're going to find. However, you always want to look through these sections because the deals simply can't be beat.