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Sometimes people do not realize what they are throwing in the donation bin at their local thrift store. Checking purses, jean pockets, and online shops should be the way to go, especially if you are unsure of the worth of an item. Some shoppers cannot believe what they found at the thrift store. 

Unbelievable Thrift Store Stories

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We have all the stories for you. From what not to donate, to what to shop for, to what not to buy…..

Coolest Things People Found At The Thrift Store

Woman Wearing Many Different Elegant Engagement Diamond Ring in Beautiful Girl Finger.
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Join the league of thrift store lovers who have found the coolest things in the most unforgettable of thrift marketplaces. Rare paintings, vintage clothing, and Renaissance-era furniture have been found in thrift racks, and here are a few thrift store finds by real people that will make your jaw drop…

 10 Coolest Things People Found in Thrift Stores


10 Things You Should Never Buy at a Thrift Store

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Think twice before picking up certain items at the thrift store. Nothing beats finding a hidden gem, but you can waste your money on a bad purchase if you don’t think it through first.

10 Things You Should Never Buy at a Thrift Store

10 Things Not To Pass Up At Thrift Stores

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Bargains can always be found at thrift stores if you look closely enough. There is a lot of undesirable merchandise to sift through first before you get to the good stuff. 

 10 Things Not To Pass Up At Thrift Stores

10 Things Thrift Store Workers Beg You To Stop Donating

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Donating used (or even non-used!) items to a local thrift store is an easy way to get rid of anything you don’t have a use for. However, there are certain items that you should think twice about donating! Recently, thrift store workers met in an online discussion to reveal which items they beg people to stop donating.

10 Things Thrift Store Workers Beg You To Stop Donating!

Thrift Store Items You Can Spray Paint

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Spray paint projects are fun because you get almost instantaneous results! You can spray paint a lamp or mirror in no time flat. Spray paint dries fast too. You can complete a project and have it sitting on your table or hanging on a wall in a couple of hours.

23 Thrift Store Finds You Can Spray Paint In Minutes

100 Thrift Store Home Decor Makeovers

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Thrift Store home decor makeovers don’t have to be challenging. When you shop the thrift stores keep an eye out for lamps, wreaths, dinner plates, candle holders, and glass jars. You can find all kinds of hidden gems and thrifty items to upcycle. These things can be updated easily and in so many ways.

Top 100 Thrift Store Home Decor Makeovers

Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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