Part 2 can be found Here.
I keep an ongoing thrift store list so that when I'm near where one is I am prepared and know what to look for. While I'm not one to purchase 'stuff' I do see thrift store shopping as an opportunity to purchase what I need at a much lower price than retail stores sell.
For instance, we needed a second set of sheets as a back up for our bed. Retail store prices are way to high for my budget so sheets has been on my thrift store list for a while.
... and I found this set for $7. There were no pillow cases with the set but I can stitch up a set from fabric I have on hand. The sheets are 100% cotton and in excellent condition. I brought them home, gave them a good washing and line dried them. They are now folded and tucked away in a drawer ready for use.
I found this sturdy strainer for $.99 ... this one is a nice size and fits several of my bowls and pots. I use strainers quite a bit in my food preservation.
This is a 100% cotton tablecloth I found that I plan to turn into dish drying towels. The fabric is thick and soft and since it's 100% cotton it will do great for drying dishes. I think I paid $2.99 for it. I estimate I can get a dozen hand towels out of this tablecloth. Not bad for $2.99!
I'm still not done ... stay tuned for part 4 of my thrift store finds!