November Thrift Challenge: Thrift Lists

Happy Halloween!! Before getting to the November Challenge I want to thank Emily and Tina for submitting their kid's costumes to the October {Reader} Thrift Challenge. The winner of the custom, hand painted sign is... Emily! Congratulations!

Sources: 1. Mug (source unknown), 2. Kids Boots, 3. Snowpants, 4. Sweatshirt, 5. Kids Chair, 6. Duck boot

One of the tips that Dina and I share at our thrift classes is to be prepared with a list. I wrote about this here a few months ago. Having a list keeps you focused, saving you time and money! For the November Challenge Dina and I will be tackling our own thrift lists. We each picked a few items and will be on the hunt to find them within the next 30 days. 

1. The plaid mug has been on my list FOREVER and I have yet to find one. Thrift stores will be putting out a lot of Christmas stuff starting next week so hopefully the odds are in my favor.

2 & 3. I've found one set of snow pants and snow boots at the thrift store but I still need another set. I've come across a lot of boots lately, but they've all looked pretty worn out. I'm feeling confident that I'll be able to find these.

4. A stylish, cozy, long sweatshirt is another item that's been on my list for a long time. I've come across several that are close to what I'm looking for but the either end up being too tight, too short, or too wide in the neck.

5. I've had a lot of luck re-selling kids chairs at the Cleveland Flea so I am always keeping an eye out for these.

6. For a long time I've wanted moccasin boots that I can wear in the winter when these are no longer weather-appropriate. I found a short pair like these at Plato's Closet last week and they looked kinda stupid on me. So, I've moved on to duck boots. I have a feeling of all the things on my list these will be the hardest to find. 

Wish me luck!! Let's go see what Dina has on her list. 

1 comment:

  1. Yay, I too suggest a thrift wish list. Good luck on your search.

    Thrifting Diva