Yesterday, my mom and I went to the Salvation Army to buy the kids summer clothes. She didn’t want to spend a fortune on clothes that were going to be used to play in the dirt and I can’t blame her. She was able to buy a ton of outfits for each of them and herself for $150. They are good for the whole summer now. I remember as a kid, how much I hated the Salvation Army. Mainly because I didn’t have much of a say in what was bought. It had nothing to do with the clothes being used, just what they looked like. I remember this one pair of shorts in particular that I hated. They were denim-like long like boy shorts but were red with white stripes. Ugh. I guess I should be happy that I at least had clothes. These kids are lucky because I have enough common sense to look for brand names for them.
At this particular Salvation Army, it looks as though it’s a warehouse. It’s HUGE and they have a ton of clothes, toys1, dishes, furniture like rustic dining tables, and older electronics like TVs and VCRs. We found Titanic on VHS and when I mentioned that we didn’t have a VCR an older gentleman jokingly pointed out that they have some towards the back. I also found a Tic Tac Toe drinking game. All of these things only cost us $150 total. That’s a successful shopping trip.
- We actually bought the kids Perfection and Disney Guess Who? ↩