I took some time last week to have a friend tag along with me at my local thrift store. Hopefully you'll find some great ideas and tips with this video. (Also be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel so that you never have to miss or delay the viewing of our educational videos. We've got several more that we are in the process of editing now. One thing that I'd appreciate you NOT saying is "my thrift store's too expensive" or "there aren't any thrift stores in my area" etc. (I really don't handle negativity or the whole "I can't because..." conversations.) In my world, the maximum effective range of an excuse is 0 meters. *grin* Maximum Effective Range of an Excuse 2013 Copyright Protected Preparedness Pro
I've long ago learned what the whole "I can't" talk really does in thwarting accomplishments, endurance, and creativity. That being said, another reason to avoid the whole "I can't" mayor of Bummersville is that thrift stores aren't the ONLY way you can accomplish this kind of prepping on a shoe-string budget. There are flea markets, garage sales, swap meets, classified ads, Craigslist.com, freecycle.com and so much more, not to mention the amazing options that are available in the world of couponing. Besides, if I lived in an area that had no thrift store, you can bet I'd behave in accordance to my mantra "If you can't join 'em, beat 'em!" and thus open my OWN thrift store. Not only do thrift stores help you to get what you need cheaply, but they can also be great sources of income.
So, spend the 12 minutes checking out the video, implement what you can, and figure out how you CAN implement other ideas that come to mind. There are literally junk millionaires all over this nation simply because a person said "how can I?" and solved their problem with a little ingenuity. I'm sure that NO one is the exception to that kind of sweet reward in this nation. Other articles which discuss thrift store success and strategies: Feet Don't Fail Me Now & Thrift Store Success: Preparedness Supplies for Cheap Here's to your peaceful preparedness.