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How To Shop At Thrift Stores: 10 Tips

So you just had a baby or maybe it’s been a while since your bundle of joy arrived. At any rate your ready to lose the baby fat that you acquired during your pregnancy.

A small “woman sized” hammer is another handy little tool to have. The weight is easy to handle and I am not afraid to drive a small nail with it. You would be surprised at the number of things you need a small hammer for. I find that I can do a lot of things myself now that it would have never occurred to me to try before because I have tools that fit me.

Organize a clothing swap specifically for elegant/formal dresses. Post a flyer everywhere and invite your family, friends, and neighbors. You can help yourself and many others find their prom dresses.

House of Hope dallas thrift store, 8994 SE Bridge Road, Hobe Sound, FL Phone 772-545-9342. Hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.

And that would be a fortuitous lesson. The summer my older brother graduated from high school, he was killed. That was followed in subsequent years by the deaths of my mom’s father and sister, something I document in my first memoir, America’s Boy .

Dresses and gowns are often easier to find in good condition. The reason for this being that they are only worn once or twice. Odds are that the former owner knew how to maintain them properly, opting to keep them in garment bags or a storage box wrapped in acid-free tissue paper.

Marge is the master of manipulation. She can open any door with her snout, including pocket doors. She also loves to unwrap gifts. If you have a birthday or Christmas, Marge better have a few presents of her own, or she’s coming after yours. I love to watch her gingerly unwrap the paper and then open the box with her mouth and paws. Mable really has no discernable skills, except unless you count eating and licking herself, which I do, since they are basically the same skills I have.