Love bargain shopping? Get a kick out of finding the ultimate deal? Well, there are ways that you can actually make money shopping at thrift stores. You can save big for your family, as well as earning a little pocket cash. How? Here are some ideas:
Restoration Buy old furniture, frames, or household goods and add your own special flair. Give that old chair a new coat of paint, or decorate a frame and what's old is new again. Your costs are minimized, and you have created a one-of-a-kind work of art! Now you are free to market your items at craft sales, consignment shops, or even on online auction houses such as e-bay.
Consignment You would be surprised how many people keep their clothing for one season, then discard it for a new wardrobe. Thrifty moms know that these items are still completely wearable, and most of the time still in style! Look for this type of merchandise at thrift stores! Take it home, launder it, press it, and consign it with your local clothing consignment shops. Most consignment shops will give you half of the selling price. This means the shirt you picked up for $2 at the thrift store could sell at a consignment store for $16 or more, giving you a clear $6 profit. Not bad. Be sure to look for all types of items, not just the ones in your size.
Nationwide Consignment Stores Once Upon a Child is a Nationwide retailer specializing in children's apparel, furniture, and toys. They pay you cash on the spot for your items, so you don't have to wait for them to sell to profit. Try Play it Again Sports if you have quality used sporting goods that are in workable, solid condition. They'll buy them from you for cash.