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My brain constantly fluctuates between three main topics:
- What is Olivia doing?
- How could I make _______?
- I'M SO EXCITED TO MOVE!
I've already started at least 10 posts (maybe an entire book, really) in my head about how to move with only the stuff you like. So I guess that's forthcoming. Someday. But the moving topic on my mind today is this: thrift stores.
I love shopping at garage sales and thrift stores. There is so much value to be had for so little cost. Not to mention the added benefit that it keeps your living room from looking like a catalog page where someone could recreate the entire room with a quick drive down to the furniture store.
But here's the thing: thrift stores are kind of a local treasure. As in, it's usually the long-time locals that know which ones are best. For instance, having lived here for seven years now, I would know exactly which thrift store to look in to find fabric, sewing supplies, furniture, or kid stuff. And it's not the same store.
So here's where that comes in to our moving plan. We don't plan to buy new stuff. We plan to buy cool stuff at thrift stores or garage sales or craigslist or--you get the idea. I have a very distinct style and plan in mind and I'm really excited to put it in play at our new place.
But how will I find the great thrift stores there? Some of them have websites, but I'm sure there are plenty of great ones that don't. I guess I'll have to ask around. In the mean time, if you know of any hidden treasures in the Columbus, Ohio area, please share.