What I bought for $5

I mentioned in my previous post about my thrift store purchase this week.  There is a thrift store in our area (if you live around here–Page One is located in Luray and in Shenandoah) that offers a $5 per bag special.  Whatever you can fit in a bag is $5.  And I’m not talking a little grocery bag.   I’m talking a large kitchen trash bag. 

I know some people are funny about shopping in a thrift store.  I have never felt that way.  My feeling is that there is nothing a little detergent and hot water won’t kill.  I always wash the clothes before wearing them and wipe down toys and other items with clorox wipes.  (And of course there are some things that just shouldn’t be resold–underwear, bras, lingerie and bathing suits.  I have to draw the line somewhere!).  My mom used to drag me and my brother to the resale shops when we were little and my favorite part was always the book room.  Tons of cheap books!  The book area of thrift stores is still my favorite place.  I found a Jodi Picoult book during my last thrift store excursion (my hands down, all time favorite author!) and it was only 75 cents! 

So I stopped at this little thrift store yesterday because I had some time to kill in between patients.  I had to search a little more than usual but I was able to find some bargains.  Here is what I got for a whopping $5.25!

Pictured is:

–2 dresses for Madalyn
–1 dress for Annagrace
–1 pair of shorts (like new!) for Annagrace
–1 short sleeve button up shirt for Aaron
–1 short sleeve polo shirt for me
–1 white t-shirt for me
–1 cute pocketbook for the girls
–2 books (Ramona’s World for AG and Memoirs of a Geisha for me)
–1 magazine (2007 Christmas edition of Family Fun–love that magazine!)
–1 canvas tote bag (with my employer’s logo on it!)
–1 hardcase dance ‘bag’ for AG

All for $5!  I was excited to find Memoirs of a Geisha.  If you have not seen that movie–you need to!  We own it.  I love it.  Such a neat story.  I was also happy to find Annagrace another tie dyed dress since she outgrew her one from the last 3 years!  And that little light blue dress is like brand new.  I don’t think it’s ever been worn–if it has that was one clean kid!  If I had bought all this at Goodwill–one of my other favorite places–it would have cost about $18!  So that is a steal!

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4 Responses to “What I bought for $5”


  1. 1 Amanda May 17, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    You got some awesome stuff! Those dresses are too cute and I cannot believe you found a tote with your employer’s name it. What a find! I wish the local thrift stores around here would do stuff like that. One of them is having a 50% off everything sale a week from Monday. I can’t wait!

    Come see what I found at the thrift store this week!

    LOVE your blog, btw. I’m adding you to my favorites! 🙂

  2. 2 Heather May 17, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Sorry…you are probably commented out by now from me BUT I just had to tell you that Memiors of a Geisha is SO SO SO SO much better as a book. I read the book first and hated the movie because it left so much out so I hope you like it…

  3. 3 Niki May 17, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Great finds! I love thrift shops…especially for books.

    🙂

  4. 4 Homemaker Barbi (Danelle Ice-Simmons) May 18, 2008 at 2:08 am

    I also love the thrift stores! It’s great to find magazines and books there. About your mom dragging you out thrifting – good for her! I think taking your kids to thrift stores and garage sales is a good idea; it teaches them to have better respect for the value of money. When our kids see us make a conscious effort to buy second hand and reuse things, I think they develop a healthier attitude about consumerism than what is prevalent these days.
    Homemaker Barbi


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