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Op Shopping: What’s Your Thrifting Budget?

Posted on the 07 October 2013 by Thismumrocks @thismumrocksnz
Retro vintage thrifted biscuit cake tin cookie cracker

For the “Sporty” biscuit enthusiast

Do you have a weekly thrifting allowance?  How do you set your Op Shop budgets?  Is it based on needs and wants?

Potential resale value?

Or is it a case of throwing caution to the wind and having a big spend up?

Blue crochet retro vintage blanket thrifted

Perfect size for the pushchair…that’s hiding somewhere in the shipping container!

“Jasmine”, my favourite Guerrilla Gardener & This Mum Rocks reader was asking me about how much I spend at the shops.

This weeks trio of charity shop goodies cost a grand total of three dollars.

That’s with a one dollar tip because the lady was only going to charge me $2 for the lot.

My Thrifting Budget: I typically give myself a weekly allowance of $10. Sometimes it’s spent on household “needs”.  Sometimes it’s just for an Op Shopping splurge. (like this week).

Biggest Spend to date:  $27, the day it snowed & I went Beachy

Retro vintage Crochet dolls blanket

Think the person ran out of matching colours at the end..then again it could be a tribute to all the rebuild & construction hi-vis vests here in CHCH


I’d love you to share your thrifting strategy or your own op shopping experiences in the comments below.  I’m all about sharing the knowledge, but if you’re an Op Shopping Ninja who thrives on a stealth mission, I get and respect that too!

Linking with the lovely hosts of:

Op Shop Show-Off,   The Nifty Thrifty,   Thriftasaurus,  Remnant, Thrift Share Monday, Magpie Monday

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