6 Items to Thrift Before Buying - For the Home

As a child you wouldn't catch me dead in a thrift store. At that time I pictured thrift stores as being old and dingy with beat up product. Fast forward to now, and you can't keep me out of the thrift store. I believe it's the hunt and the unexpected finds that keeps me going back for more.

The thrift store has become my go-to place for certain things around the house.  Now, there are some things I still won't purchase from a thrift store, but there are 6 things that I always search the thrift store for before I commit to purchasing from a big box retailer. Check them out below:

1. Vases
2. Knick Knacks
3. Coffee Mugs

I found this vase here for $2.00, this small bowl for $.50 and this mug for $.77. I've seen this mug at Target for $5.00 so you can imagine my excitement when I saw it at Goodwill!. The B is perfect because it's the first initial of my mister's name.

4. Baskets

Baskets are overflowing at the thrift store. I found this basket for about $2.00 and now I use it as a planter. I have other baskets from the thrift store around my house that I use for organizing my craft supplies.

5. Books
6. White Dishes

Little white dishes always interest me. They look great for serving and gives a kitchen an instant brightness. I found this jar for about $3.00 that I store my sugar in and updated it with word decals. The white dish was $.99. Books are also a great find at a thrift store for reading, of course, but also for decor. You can look for books to match your color scheme and add them for instant decor. I believe I got those for less than $3.00 together.

Now tell me, what items do you thrift before you buy? And if you need a handy list to remember these items I have a pinnable picture below. Don't forget to pin it to your favorite boards!

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  1. I love your tips Alaya. And white dishes draw me in every time!

  2. These are great items to thrift for! I've had to pull back on the white dishes, jars, and trays, because I have way to many. I can't get enough of thrifted book, though!

    1. I had slow down on the baskets girl! I have so many that I don't know what to do with them!

  3. I love thrift store potential, you just never know what you'll find! I love hunting for lamps, kids books (hello amazing prices!) and brass objects.

    Love the upgrade label upgrade you gave your jar!

    1. thank you! and oh yes, I forgot about brass object! I saw so much brass today.

  4. As a weekly thrifter this is a great list Alaya! Like Whitney I had to pull back on the white dishes LOL.


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