$300 worth of stuff for 20 bucks

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I have a blog, I read YoungHouseLove daily, and I’m a regular at a few of our local second hand shops.

So this just made sense.

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The truth is I’ve never actually heard of Macklemore or their new song Thrift Shop, but I still wanted to join in.

In short, the goal was to take $20 and see what you could score second hand.  I happen to think I did pretty darn good.

But before we got started I was supposed to snap a cute picture like this of Sherry’s holding her $20 dollar bill.

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But come on people… it was me and my two littles and who the heck was going to take my picture?  Just envision freezing temperatures, a little one on my hip and a slightly bigger one begging to get a toy.

But I did find some pretty awesome stuff.

First up… a basically brand new Canon printer scored for $3 dollars.  This was actually at a yard sale before I hit up the thrift store.  The woman selling it claimed the lady who donated it was just a wealthy woman needing to declutter.  I googled it before I grabbed it, and turns out it’s a $200 printer!  Score!  It was especially needed since our current printer has quarters all jammed in it.  Thanks Elijah!

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This “yard sale” was on the MSU campus, and we had to walk FOREVER to find it.  And then I had to walk FOREVER back with the heavy printer on one hip and the 26 pounder on the other hip.  It wasn’t pretty.

$3 dollars down… $17 more to go.

Once we made it to the thrift store, we had to look at the toys first but I ended up scoring ten gorgeous gold chargers.  They were originally from Pier 1 and most still had the original $8 stickers on the bottom.  I scored them for $1.50 a piece.  Picture doesn’t do these things any justice… they are in perfect shape!

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I think they are pretty awesome.  Now I just need to cook a fancy meal and invite friends over!  Jeanne??

Two dollars left and we ended up with a $.69 Buzz Lightyear toy for Elijah that he’s been playing with ever since.  Money well spent.

And these little clothes down here… we’ve had them for a while.  But I scored them all for either a quarter or two a while back…. along with most of the other clothes in my boys; closet.  I highly recommend shopping second hand for your little ones!

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I know Jeanne has discovered some great finds before.. what about you guys?  Anyone else there love seeing what fun things you might find?

-Abby

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