5-5-19 Thrift Finds – Henri Bendel Purse, Lingerie Chest, Baby Uggs, Ariat Boots

I had a great thrift day at the Boys & Girls club thrift shop last week. I don’t shop there often because it’s a little out of my way and the prices can be a little high but I will definitely be making my way over there more often! The above Henri Bendel Purse that I found for $5.99 will probably sell for over $100. It’s my first time finding that brand. I will update this post as these items sell.

I have been looking for a lingerie chest for about 3 years now. This one is in great condition and was $69.

The above baby UGGs were too cute to pass up for $3.99. They do need to be fixed with suede cleaner eventually.

The above Ariat boots were $2.99. I sold a plain pair in bad condition for $30 two hours after listing so I grabbed these right away. I think they will sell for $50-80.

For $1.75 the above Candies backpack is very on trend for the small backpack craze. I sold another one recently with no brand name.

I thin these kids overalls were $2 but I have sold several pairs of overalls recently.

This Lululemon top is only my second time finding it secondhand. It doesn’t have a size tag but I still think it will sell.

I found the above items in a .50 cent bag sale.

I also found some clothes for me for work including the green pants, comfortable suit jacket and purple sweater that I am really happy with. I also love the Trader Joe’s refrigerator bag as those are great to keep in the car. The Rainbow Dash backpack I will sell on Poshmark. The above teal sweater had holes all through it which was a bummer because it was really cute!

Overall, a great day of thrifting. Two thrift shops and lots of great finds!

 

April 2019 Thrift Finds- Wii for $5 and more

I got the above Wii and accessories for $5.50! We tested it and it works. It currently sells on ebay for around $40.

I’m a little behind posting my April Thrift Finds. I was busy finishing my full time job for the year and then going out of town for a few days.I did have some good finds and I do like to post about them. Everything on this page was $2.50 or less unless noted.

I think I paid $4 for the brand new Steve Madden travel case for B.

I’m not sure yet what I’m going to do with these jumpsuits but I’ll figure it out.

I was very excited about these two bags. I got the Vera Bradly duffel for $4 and the other bag for $2.

4-13-19 A Few Frugal Things- Pool Day!

We are so lucky to get to spend the day by our pool. The dogs enjoyed it as well.

Frugal Things

– We bought some food and drinks at the grocery store for a nice day and dinner rather than eating out.

– Our puppy trims his own toe nails, so strange! But it saves us $ and torture (for him and us) of going to the groomers.

– I declined additional work meetings that I didn’t have to be at. Saving me gas , tolls and travel expenses.

– We are trying cheaper dog food for the 50lb puppy. He was very underweight when we adopted him and so he doesn’t need the expensive weight loss food our adult dog needs.

– I got a lot of needed small household and grocery items at Dollar Tree. I got rubbing alcohol, minced garlic, dandruff shampoo, cat treats, stain remover, etc.

– I bought some new work clothes for a few dollars at the thrift shop that I really love. This has inspired me to go through the rest of my teaching clothes and get rid of what I’m no longer wearing. I don’t have time yet but I’m looking forward to it.

– We found a new pet sitter who is a LOT more affordable. Hopefully it works out.

– I wanted to get the dogs new bones that don’t scratch the floors, that aren’t choking hazards, and last. Benebones are our usual at $13 each. I saw some at Publix that looked similar for $5 each and decided to try them.

Extra Income

– I continue to sell items on Poshmark even though I don’t have much time to list more until summer break

 

4-6-19 Neighborhood Garage Sale Finds + One Thrift Shop

My nephew love Lightning McQueen and wanted the above suitcase for $70. I found it at the thrift shop in great shape for $4.

I found these 3 adorable Disney shirts for $1 each. I live by the mouse so it makes sense for me to experiment with selling Disney items. They are everywhere in central Florida.

The above sweaters were $1 or $2 each. I might keep the one in the center for the next women’s march.

The above items were $.50 each. The swimsuit is Victoria’s Secret.

The above Polo shirts were $1 each. B needed new work shirts. For that price I picked up some nice ones for him to try on.

All of the items below were less than $1 each mostly bundled so no exact price. The books are for my nephews. The Star Wars toys are for my office. The tide ToGo pen is for cleaning my thrifted items. I love Tide pens but they are normally really expensive.

I finally found a redline Hot Wheels car. They are very collectible and hard to find. I don’t know if this is a great one or not but I will bring it to someone who does.

The above shorts were $1 and the jeans were .50 cents and $2. I hear that ripped American Eagle jeans sell well so I’m experimenting.

 

4-5-19 Thrift Finds- 4 Pottery Barn Kids $80 Chairs

I spent $12 at a thrift shop for these 4 Pottery Barn kids chairs. They are perfect for the shabby chic look. They retail for about $80 each usually. I’m not sure how I will price them or where the best place to sell them would be. Any suggestions are welcome.

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3-30-19 Yard Sale Finds- Neighborhood Garage Sale in a Farm Community

I randomly ended up at a neighborhood sale in a farm community of half million dollar homes. Each house had 5 acres. I had a lot of great finds and I already listed them for sale on Poshmark.

G was my thrifting buddy for the day and he got very tired. We went to a sale in the neighborhood that was raising money for a cat rescue. They loved G and even sold me this dog bag that he fits in perfectly.

The above Lilly Pulitzer shorts were definitely my $3 find of the day. I listed them the day after I bought them and they already have 12 likers.

Update These shorts ended up having a slight mark on the back. I relisted with the flaw and they sold for $46. 

The above ‘suit’ was $1 for both pieces which actually aren’t the same brand.

The shoes and Harley Davidson tops were $1 each.

The above two black bags I am going to use as work bags. They were $1-2 each.

All of the items in the above picture were $3 each or less but most were $2 each.

This box of LEGOs was $1.

I also got some pet supplies for cheap.

3-28-19 Thrift Finds- Nikes and Boots

This is a smaller haul than usual but I’m trying to post these updates more frequently. I mostly take pictures in my garage before I wash the items and clean them either for myself or to sell. However, I also post these pictures for myself so that I can remember where I bought various items and how much I paid. I enjoy posting updates to these posts when items sell. These boots were $2 each and will go on Poshmark unless my mom wants them. She gets first choice!

The above shoes and red target shirt were .50 cents each at a yard sale. The shoes are already listed on Poshmark as I know someone who has had good luck selling knock of Birkenstock style shoes and I’m experimenting. The Target shirt below will go to a relative who works there.

I bought some other clothes. The dress pants were $2.50 and the other items were $2 or less. They were mostly for me and I have already worn some of them to teach this week. I did buy the one plus size shirt to sell.

I was excited to buy these Nike’s for $1. The tops were in excellent shape but the bottoms were dirty so I’m still trying to clean them before I list them on Poshmark.

04-07-19 A Few Frugal Things- Dogs and Booking a Cruise

The pups have been making sure that we all get some exercise. We are glad they are feeling a lot better. 

Frugal Things

– I found generic Allergy Medicine Claritin, which I take every day for $13 for a year supply, a huge savings over $20 for 90 days if it works

– Selling more items on Poshmark, I have so much fun with it and I’m making decent money on thrifted items

– The dogs being back on Trifexis is important because it’s way more expensive to treat a flea outbreak or heartworms than to prevent them in the first place. We love our fur kids.

– I had to help run a meeting at work and WAY too much food was ordered. My colleague divided it up and sent me home with a big foil pan. It was enough for 3 BBQ meals.

– We went hiking with my brother and our collective 4 dogs. He sent us home with water and snacks. We wanted to get take out after but resisted.

Wild berries! Anyone know what kind?

– Spending time in the Florida Sun and visiting with family, it’s free and good for the soul

– Our vacuum is a $20 thrifted Dyson, it got clogged but I know how to fix it and it will run great again. If it doesn’t I got another Dyson vacuum for $14 that also works.

– We wanted to go to dinner and a movie but there was nothing at the theater we wanted to watch. We decided to go to happy hour at a restaurant near our house. Unbelievably cheap prices for drinks and good food. We walked 5 min home and got some exercise.

– Our cats continue to use their Cat Genie litter box which has saved us so much money. B fixes it when it clogs. One of the cats has been chewing on the extension cord. It took me wayyyyy too long to find a heavy duty replacement but I did and a cord cover and it saves us so much time and money over traditional litter.

– I’m still bringing my coffee, breakfast, snacks and lunch to work.

-We went to a reasonably priced local restaurant for our Friday night date. We used a free appetizer coupon and took advantage of happy hour. Still not cheap but cheaper than it could have been.

– Living in Florida means that going on cruises can be very affordable vacations for us but like anything else you can easily spend double what you need to. We compared and compared and compared prices and ports and cruise lines and found a great deal. We are leaving from the closest port so no additional travel expenses and we will figure out how to get there so we don’t have to pay a port fee. We didn’t choose the idea destinations as we are more interested in sailing on the ship (and eating!). We are forgoing the expensive drink package and will bring some drinks of our own. We picked a 4-5 day trip so that we don’t have to pay a pet sitter even longer. No doubt vacations cost money but we saved ourselves at least $1,000 by booking this way. This trip will also double as a birthday and celebration trip.

– We booked a weekend trip to visit my sister, her husband and my nephew. We will stay with them so we avoid the cost of a hotel and rental car. We are leaving from the closest airport so that we don’t have to park there and we are only staying the weekend. We are only taking backpacks we can put under the seats in front of us so we don’t have to pay for baggage. We will do a lot of fun activities while we are visiting.

– We waited to watch the movie On The Basis of Sex until we could watch it at home rather than the theatre. We are huge RBG fans and feminists so we appreciated the movie.

– I have been watching a lot of streaming TV shows while working on Poshmark and grading for my day job. I am thinking of getting streaming cable for $16 a month with a DVR but haven’t had time to look into it yet.

Not So Frugal

– The dogs were both sick and our vet was in the middle of an emergency so we tried a new vet open til 10pm, the price was very affordable for 2 dogs, they will now refill their Trifexis for fleas and heart worms and the vet recommended a new dog food we can buy at the grocery store vs. the pet store prices and inconvenience, vets are never cheap but at least they are well again and we got great information.

Extra Income

– I have been selling more items than ever on Poshmark but I know that will slow down as I won’t have much time to devote to it until the semester ends.

– I don’t have time to list much on Poshmark but I’m still sourcing inventory, washing it and organizing it so that when I have more time to list and pack items for sale I will have plenty to list.

– My second job didn’t need me again this month but Poshmark has picked up the slack so far and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t appreciate the break.

Sustainability Living (Eco Friendly, Harmful Chemical Free, Reduced Waste, etc.)

– We continue to clean the house in eco friendly ways. That does make it harder to get rid of mold and mildew for long.

3-24-19 Thrift Finds- $2 Shoes to Resell

Everything pictured was $2 or less each and most of the items pictured were for resale, especially the shoes. I will try on some of the shirts to see if I like them myself too. I had some good luck finding some Nikes which tend to sell really well. Not all of them were in great condition so I am slowly washing them. These aren’t my best pictures but I am already photographing and listing them on Poshmark. You can see my Poshmark closet HERE.

 

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