The Salvation Army Thrift Store that I visit the most often was closed for the last couple of weeks of April. I’ve sometimes managed to stay away for as long as three weeks, so I handled this temporary shutdown pretty well, without developing any obvious signs of thrift withdrawal. HAha.
The store reopened May 3rd about three miles farther away in a much larger, brighter space of over 14,500 square feet! Other than feeling slightly disoriented by the necessary change in my long-standing errand route, I’m very happy about this move, happy to be rid of the old store’s narrow aisles, beat up carpet and the fabric curtain that served as a ‘door’ on its one cramped dressing room, happy to no longer have to dodge potholes in the parking lot.
Apprehensive that a larger store could mean larger prices, I’m very relieved to report that prices seem to have remained about the same and a few were even reduced! For example, these two 3-ounce balls of yarn were only 50¢ each, while at the old store they would have been 99.
– I think the yellow and green is Sugar ‘n Cream Lime Stripes. Amazon charges $2.29 for a 2-ounce ball of it, while I paid 50¢ for three ounces, obviously an Excellent Find!! –
And coloring books, along with all other paper backs, are now only 3/$1.00! I picked out nine in excellent condition
and this 49¢ wooden frog puzzle for foster children.
Sadly, I didn’t recognize a single face among the store’s staff; I miss my peeps! But my first couple of visits have been after five; maybe the clerks with more seniority work the day shift. When it’s convenient I’m going to start at the opposite end of my route so I can get to Sal’s earlier in the day and find out.