One of my other favorite things in the U.S. is it being a goldmine for second hand finds. Nothing makes my day more than coming home bringing a good bargain. I am careful not to buy things just because it’s dirt cheap, I make sure that I need them too. The last thing I need are stuff to clutter the house some more. Cluttering – I leave that to my 3 year old.
Still I can’t resist buying a good book. Especially if it’s priced 90cents. Never mind if its another book to add to my pile. Even if I don’t get around to reading this, I’m sure my mom, sister and friend Lynn in the Philippines would be eager to have this in their hands:
Other thrift stores I like to drop by every now and then are for children’s stuff. Not really for clothes or shoes though because Evan has ample supply for this from his cousin Rohan and my friend’s son, but more on toys. One Saturday I took Evan on a train joyride, with the intention of buying him a comic book at the last stop but we hit a jackpot when we visited a children’s resale store with this.
The last item featured is one of the second hand treasure that is most useful to us right now:
This DisneyPrincess portable karaoke/discman (minus the microphone and headphone) cost me $2. Since we already have our own headphone I thought it was worth buying. And I was right since Evan is into (or has always been) music and stories. I don’t feel too bad for him anymore when I go out for a run with him in the stroller. He is kept entertained by this. He doesn’t care that it has princesses on it either.
With spring around the corner, I am looking forward the yard sale fiesta the warmer days bring!