Your guide to the best picks for the garden from thrift stores.
Flea Market Gardeners are savvy thrift shoppers, but we sometimes hear people say that they’re not good at thrift shopping—they have an aversion to dirt, no patience, or just bad luck. The truth is that anyone can be a good ‘thrifter’ if they keep an open imaginative mind. It’s as simple as recognizing when an object needs a good cleaning, a coat of paint, or even just a ‘re-purpose.’ Here are a few common items to keep an eye out for the next time you’re at the thrift store.Make a date of it
Tip #1: For the most fun, take a fellow shopper with you! I always find more loot when shopping with a friend.
Tip #2: Figure out your regular ‘route’ of local thrift and second-hand shops and follow it often. Now, my car just automatically turns in to thrift stores,…I have no choice!
What to look for: