Saturday, March 13, 2010
25¢ Sale at Other Mothers
One of the ways I keep within budget is thrift store shopping, and for the kids I often go to Other Mothers. Lately, our store has been pretty lacking. It's a mystery to me how they choose their items. I have taken my kid's stuff in to get store credit, and I often get back quite a few that they wouldn't take. Keep in mind I even go through them and weed out what I know are "play" clothes and wouldn't be desirable to anyone else. What I see on their hangers would not be something I would pay the type of money they're asking. Often it's worn out or has been there for a long long time. I also have about zero luck with boys clothes, and mainly just get my baby girl's stuff there.
I check about twice a month and there are often the same items. Maybe I need to go in more. I have also stopped taking the kids' clothes in as I'm going to see how selling them on Craiglist goes.
Now, enough of the negative Nancy stuff! I actually got a few items from the 25¢ sale that they have once, sometimes twice a month. You really have to dig through the piles of clothes, but I found some acceptable tops and yes, I know, some really weird pants for Kate-I just couldn't help thinking that with the right top it could be a cute outfit.
So for five items I paid $1.25. The birthday girl shirt is going to need a little TLC. A good washing might get it cleaned up, but if not I've got some tough stain remover that should do the trick.