Do you ever have ‘well laid’ plans and they all go out the window? Well, the last couple of weeks I have been in ‘catch up mode’ and I can’t believe it is already the second week of October. So, I figured I would start by showing some of the bargains I found at the local Thrift Stores/church Rummage Sales recently.
a) Animal Crate: Since Pepper came home from the breeder (after being so sick) she had been sleeping in a small crate (that we borrowed from the breeder) in her kennel area. I found a ‘large’ almost new crate for $30. I have used it to take Pepper to the vet by myself and she is starting to go in it by herself – especially if there are treats in it 🙂
b) Hanging metal container: I found a metal hanger for a locker that was Bright Pink but only $1.05! But, after seeing posts by Amy from While Wearing Heels I realized that I could use black spray paint (after putting masking tape on the magnets) and find a use for it. It is now part of my Menu Planner area that hangs on the refrigerator. (See a future post for the Menu Planner.)
c) Printer stand: I found two interlocked paper files for $2 that I am using as a stand to store the paper for the printer. One section has the plain regular paper and the other section has some of the special paper (colored, cardstock, photo, etc). I was concerned about the printer weight on the stand, but it has been holding up for about a month so far.
d) Note paper: As a present to my mom I usually get small packages of colored computer paper from the Dollar Store and print a header on it so she can write letters. At the thrift store I found a large box (about 200 sheets) of white note paper for $2 so I printed the header on half of it and gave her the box of paper. She really liked it (sorry – no photos).
I hope this motivated you to go looking at items in Thrift Stores in a new light (before I never would have picked up a bright pink metal hanger).