Salvation Army Bargains

What do you do when your family is in town?


Besides ruin family photos for your mother?  You head to the Salvation Army.  Of course.

I had previously placed a self-imposed Salvation Army ban on myself.  I kept buying junk and not doing anything with it.  After a month, I lifted this ban.

Good thing.  Look what I found…


No, this is not junk.  This is beautifulness.

I have had my eye on this type of sled but they usually go for ~$50 in antique stores.  $8.50 at the Salvation Army Outlet.  Score.  I made my poor brother carry it around the entire store because I couldn’t risk losing it.  My family always hopes that I find large items at the end.  I don’t get it.  I’m not exactly sure what I am going to do with it yet but it will somehow make it into my Christmas decorating.  I’m pumped.

I also found these…


I like old books.  Old book can be expensive.  I don’t like to pay more than $0.75 for them.  I usually go for books that look pretty but I actually found some interesting titles on this stop.  The Complete Book of Furniture Repair and Refinishing could be useful.  And who couldn’t use a good brushing up on general hygiene?


Not the girl that hadn’t showered for 2 days.

Anyone else bond with their family at their favorite thrift store?  Anyone finding any good bargains out there?  Who wants to borrow my hygiene book?