I’m really looking forward to the upcoming Yard Sale Season. It has been a warm Spring here in Virginia and already I am seeing ads for sales. Yeah! I don’t go to as many sales as I used to, but I do like the beginning of the selling season when folks are cleaning out after months of living cooped up in their homes with too much stuff. I enjoy the sales at this time of the year because the morning weather tends to be bearable (for a few more weeks, anyway).
I, too, have been cleaning out my clothes closets lately, getting rid of things that don’t fit (too big) and things that even though they fit again, I would never wear. Shoulder pads are never coming back into style, right?
Every time I drop off stuff at the thrift store, I am pulled inside to “just take a look around.” Oh, yeah! I haven’t mentioned it, but I’ve been losing weight. A lot. I have dropped three sizes since last August, and I’m still losing. That said, I need clothes that fit, but I’m not inclined to go to Macy’s or Kohl’s or Dillard’s and spend a fortune just yet.
I have had some great luck finding some nice pants at a couple of different thrifts in the area including new items by Ralph Lauren, Levis, Talbots, Coldwater Creek, just to name a few. If I can add a few nice tops to the mix, I’m good for work clothes until I drop another size or two.
My take on what makes a good thrift store: nice/clean clothing, miscellaneous household items, odd and interesting decorator items and furniture, great used books including extensive cookbook selections, dishes and kitchenware and glassware, vintage anything, and no kid stuff. I am so not into kids stuff, or kids for that matter.
Where am I going with this, you ask? What things did I not buy at the thrift store last weekend? Argh! Just say no!