Starting the Habit Early

Now that my son Jack is two months old and ready to see a bit of the world, I felt it was time to pass on my family’s thrifty habits. Can’t start ‘em too early, right? So we headed to a new Goodwill store in Columbia, MD, to check out some baby goods he might be interested in.

It didn’t take long for us to find a onesie that was a very fitting first thrift-store purchase for Jack—it says, “If I don’t sleep, nobody sleeps.”

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Ain’t that the truth? In the cart it went.

And what kid’s room is complete without a handmade rocking horse? We found an awesome one that someone put a lot of love and work into that was a great size for an itty bitty guy like Jack. And across the aisle was a cute red kid’s chair—too bad Jack’s name wasn’t Nicholas. But it’s a great find for a lucky baby Nicholas out there!

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I have to admit—seeing all the cute girls outfits on the other side of the aisle made me wanna have a girl, too. But there was plenty of cute boy stuff as well. And it’s not just cute kiddo clothes to coo over—there were brand-new glass baby bottles still in the boxes, a brand-new baby grooming kit and some cool Keens for when Jack’s ready to run free down the aisles of the thrift store on his own!

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All in all a great first thrifting experience for my little guy. And since he’s named after my grandfather who taught me to love thrift stores, I have a feeling it’s a family trait that will live on for many years with him.