5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Find Thrifting

There are so many people talking about stylish thrift finds these days that I thought it would be interesting if I changed things up a bit and took a look at a few things you might not have thought about buying at a thrift shop.

1. Office Supplies

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This is a big one! I am a full-time college student and every semester I need new 3-ring binders and spiral-bound notebooks. These are so easy to pick up at Goodwill for under $3.00, and they are items that don’t need to be in perfect condition or name brand because you are going to tear them up anyway by the end of the year. Here is a list of office supplies I have bought thrifting:

-Notebooks
-Binders
-Envelopes
-Folders
-Expanding File Folders
-Special Occasion Cards
-Desktop Organizers
-Planners

2. Phone & Tablet Cases

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Seriously, you would not believe how many phone and tablet cases get donated to thrift stores, and most of these are brand new. These cases can get expensive! So, why pay an overpriced amount in stores when you can pay under $3.00 at your local thrift store? I just saved you $20. You’re welcome.

3. Silverware

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Ok, I know this may seem a little out there at first, but everyone has experienced the problem of all the spoons  disappearing. Or, maybe for you it’s the Tupperware or your salad tongs. Whatever the case, thrift stores can help replenish your supply in a pinch (and for a fraction of the cost).

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I just learned this this year, but people actually donate a TON of wrapping paper right after the Christmas season. Well, I am never going to pay full price for THAT again.

5. Easter Baskets

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Here is another piece of holiday thrift store trivia:
Right around Easter, Goodwill sets out their massive collection of easter baskets
(and stuffed bunnies). Trust me, there’s PLENTY to choose from.

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Hopefully you found a few new ideas for ways to be thrifty. This is definitely not a finite list; it’s just some ideas to get you started. I would love to hear some of your own unusual thrift store steals!
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8 thoughts on “5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Find Thrifting

  1. That’s so cool. I would never have expected stationary, phone cases and wrapping paper. I hoard those in storage myself but that’s just me I guess. haha. xx Karen of stylecrumb

    • Yep! The phone cases are usually unused, but the wrapping paper & stationary may have been opened or someone may have started using it. Still, half a box of Christmas cards is still half a box of Christmas cards lol.

  2. I totally agree on the wrapping paper!!!! I just bought 4 rolls of designer (pier one, Martha Stewart, etc.) heavy duty wrapping paper for .50 cents each. Perfect condition and wrapped all up! They all have original prices of like $4/roll! One is a pretty SE Asia print that I think I might even frame and make art out of 🙂

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