Wednesday, February 8, 2017

WALK INS are ALWAYS welcome at your Local THRIFT Store

Hello and welcome back once again to my blog. today I want to talk about thrift stores. I LOVE LOVE LOVE shopping at thrift stores. I have saved tons of money for our military family by shopping frugal, clipping coupons and being prepared. I was once one of those people who NEVER wanted to go in a thrift store. I never really understood their purpose or the benefit of shopping there.

My way of thinking concerning thrift stores changed dramatically when I decided to quit my job at the hospital and become a stay-at-home mom. I had to re-think meals, bills and clothes shopping in a way that made us comfortable. Thrift store shopping is definitely not for everyone. Some people can not imagine having hand me downs. That is their own personal opinion and I respect that. This Navy wife has made the art of shopping at thrift stores a joy.

Most Saturdays you will find me around Jacksonville or St. Augustine Florida thrift shopping. My absolute best place is Salvation Army but my love for Goodwill is a close second. I really feel great supporting my local thrift stores because of all the great programs that they offer my community.

 I look forward to two things on the weekend and that's spending time with my family and the shopping at thrift stores. When you don't have a lot of money to splurge with, Head over to a thrift store in your area and see what all the fuss is about. I have saved a substantial amount of money over the years by thrifty shopping.


Many military families are faced with major financial problems due to over-spending and stretching their budgets in unrealistic directions. The solution is not just the thrift store, its a new way of thinking. I simply find that if you cut back on several areas of your budget, it frees up for more savings and absolute PEACE of mind.

There are 5 benefits that I find solace in when I shop at thrift stores: 

 1. I am helping the community in    
     which I live.  
2.  I feel less stress and less 
     pressure when I am SHOPPING at a thrift store. 
3.  Finding treasures and fixing  
     them up is quite satisfying and 
     saves money.

4.  I am teaching my children that   
     "NEW" is not always better and 
     that saving should always be a 
5.  A better relationship with my 

     husband. We no longer have     
     any disputes about money, 
     ONLY on ways I have saved him 

 I pray that you are finding ways to stretch the money in your budget. There is always a way to do things better so keep trying and find what brings you JOY. Until next time God Bless and I will be praying for you.

Originally posted: 08/30/2014

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  1. Hi Lashon. I LOVE YOU! Thanks or these tips

    1. Good morning Ebony,

      So glad you took the time to leave a comment. I appreciate you and I am happy my tips were helpful.

  2. Remember its a "NEW WAY" of thinking. It starts with shaving the budget in all areas. From clothing to eating at restaurants and even grocery shopping. You will be surprised how much money adds up. I would love to hear ways that you are trimming the budget in your family. God Bless.