Tony: wow, look at all the stuff you can get at a thrift store! It just needs a good washing, and some of this stuff is good as new.
Megan: I like the idea of recycling and re-using rather than buying new. Some of this stuff is pretty bad, but there's some cute stuff too. Thrift stores and garage sales are ok, but it's really hit-or-miss sometimes. What about other types of secondhand stores? Let's use this posting to talk about all types of "alternative shopping" in our area.
Today we made a trip to the local Goodwill store, dropped some stuff off, picked some stuff up, and then made this list of other resources we use.
1. Craigslist: an online newspaper classified section Greensboro Craigslist and Raleigh-Durham Craigslist.
2. Freecycle: people giving stuff away for free Alamance County Freecycle.
3. Thrift Store and secondhand clothes store map for Alamance County:
View Secondhand Stores in Alamance County in a larger map
Yes, there's a consignment shop in West Burlington that I did not include but I don't like it (long story). This is only a map of places I like and would visit again.
Yesterday Tony found an outfit that he needed, a sweater and a pair of jeans. I found a few things that I sort of wanted, and there were some cute sweaters, but nothing I couldn't live without, so I didn't get anything. There were some very cute kids clothes, but all the wrong sizes.
Pocket: 2, Planet: 1, Win-Win: 5