With the new year upon us… retailers are quick to get the next holiday merchandise out there in the shops. And so are thrift stores. Here where I live… the day after Christmas… they all had Valentine’s Day & Easter spoken for with candies, stuffed animals, figurines, baskets, flowers and vases. Thrifting these things is not only cost effective, but it gives you a variety of more unique items to choose from… instead of the cookie cutter pieces, you find in major retail markets.
I love shopping and found a few things that spoke to me… for HEART DAY as I call it, but have not bought for Easter, quite yet. I think it’s a bit early but perhaps I’m wrong. These folks who man the stores must know something about shopping trends. Is EARLIER better? Perhaps so? There is no question inventory is pumped up right now and lots of choices are out there to be had. But… they will likely become depleted, more so in the thrifting world, the closer and closer we get to the holidays. So sit down… and make a list of what you need BEFORE you head out thrifting.
The merchandise when shopping for ‘repurposed’ things may be a bit more disorganized on the shelves… but picking through them is half the fun. You’ll see plenty of Easter or Valentine’s goodies to choose from that will be easy on your pocketbook… and delight your sensibilities.