I am a die-hard thrift store shopper. If I lived near a decent thrift store again, I’d probably be in there all the time. I can’t stand spending full price for name brand clothes. Plenty of people donate their used clothing, and with a wash through the washing machine, it’s as good as new. What about recycling!?
You’d be surprised at what I can find at a thrift store. I can walk out with Nike, Puma, Holister, Aeropostle, you name it. If you look hard enough and you shop at a decent thrift store, you can find some great finds.
My usual thrift stores, when I visit my mom and dad, are in White Lake or Howell. My dad heard from a lady at work they are a bit pricey and to try the one in Ann Arbor. So dad and I drove off to find the thrift store in Ann Arbor.
I find the address online and put it in my GPS in my Ford Edge. Halfway there I was alerted of an accident ahead and asked if I wanted to reroute. My dad was impressed with the fact that my GPS was able to read real time traffic.
I asked the GPS to reroute us and it took us the back way through Ann Arbor, which was a very pleasant drive in the country.
I drove us to an outreach center, not quite the thrift store I was looking for. Augh…
I got out my cell phone and finally figured out where the thrift store was, so I restarted my GPS with the new address and we were only a mile or so away.
It was a huge thrift store. I mean HUGE. I’m not sure I’ve been in a Salvation Army Thrift store quite so large. It just so happened that all clothing that day was 50% off. I was in heaven. I swear I did die and go to heaven. I was particularly looking for clothes for my boys. They are so hard on clothes, and they grow so fast that I needed to stock up.
Off I went to shop:
Later that evening I took the boys to a local school to play on the playground. My old high school, Howell High School, was right behind it. On the way home I drove by the school and took a photo or two with my cell phone. This is the back of the school…the parking lot where I used to park my car.