By thrifting some of your items this summer you are not only helping to keep money in your pocket, but you are also helping keep junk out of landfills and in turn supporting a healthy earth! Head to the thrift stores, garage sales, and estate sales to find all of these items.
1. Yard furniture
While there are somethings you will want to purchase new like a swing set for your kids, things like tables and lawn chairs are great finds and by thrifting them you won’t break your budget!
2. fire pits
You can find some great fire pits that are used but still in excellent condition. By searching sites like Facebook Marketplace, you can often narrow down your search to items in your immediate area.
3. Camping gear
While I’m not a big camper, I come across tents a lot in the thrift store, in fact it’s where I got mine! Often times people opt to upgrade their tents and other camping gear as they become more advance and lucky for you they tend to donate those items and many are in great condition!
4. Games & Toys
If you are looking for games keep an eye out for garage sales in your area, you can check websites like garagesalefinder.com and head out to search for items like baseball bats, golfing equipment, sidewalk chalk, board games, and more.
If you are looking for a couple good books to delve into this summer, but don’t want to break the bank buying new, try your nearest thrift store. Most stores will have a large variety of books.
6. Gardening tools and flower pots
Gardening tools and decorative pots can be expensive, but estate sales are always a great place to find them much cheaper. Just remember to arrive early, otherwise, all the best items are usually gone!
7. Stands and small tables
If you are looking for small stands to put plants on or concrete benches you can always find a couple at estate sales. Keep estatesales.net on your radar to look and see what is listed in your upcoming neighborhood sale so you can snag what you need as soon as the sale starts.
While many people will think about purchasing shoes and clothes at thrift stores, if you are looking for a great pair of shades thrift stores, and estate sales are great places to shop.
9. Pet carriers
If you are doing some traveling this summer and want to take your pet with you, be on the lookout for carriers. You may want to start looking a little earlier than the summer season, around January when people are throwing out their old items so that by the time summer rolls around you already have your carrier and are prepared to go
10. Party favors
Things like party favors for small intimate gatherings, table cloths, name tags, placement settings, and small gifts for your attendees can sometimes be found in bulk at thrift stores. The plus is that many times they are new, if you live near Goodwill that receives donations for your local target you will probably hit the jackpot!
Here are three websites to remember if you don’t feel like going out to search for summer items