Monday, August 27, 2012
What are you thrifting for?
I dig through the children's book section at every thrift store I go into and usually find one or two each time I go. After vintage housewares, books are my second favorite thing to buy second-hand. I snag anything in great condition - new or vintage.
Would make a good 'series'? If I asked other bloggers: "What are you thrifting for?"...I have never had guest posts on this blog...but I am interested in the answer to this question...so maybe it is time?
Let me know in the comments if you would be interested! Has it been done already?
p.s. When the boys grow out of these books, guess where they will likely end up! You guessed it! Garage sale or Goodwill! We gave away a diaper box full of used books at our last garage sale.
pps. A reader asked me how I cleaned the books.... I don't!
ppps. We also enjoy going to the library every other week. The condition of many library books is abysmal. If I had to judge (which I usually don't, because I am pretty chill about these things), I think the books at library are way nastier than the average book at Goodwill.
pppps. If you live in Toronto, see if you can make it to the main Goodwill on Bloor street on a Friday, when everything is 50% off. This location has a ridiculous number of books. The store can be quite busy, but there isn't usually anyone in the kids book aisle...so take your time and really search through the shelves...