Each year, National Thrift Shop Day is celebrated on Aug. 17. It’s a day for consumers to shop small, find great bargains, and support local businesses and a great cause. Almost every town has a secondhand shop, thrift store or consignment shop. Almost always, those stores are supporting a great cause.
The benefits of shopping at a thrift shop go beyond getting a great bargain, even though that’s a great reason to spend the day thrifting for a hidden treasure. Typically, items for sale in the thrift shops are donated by customers who are cleaning out their closets, downsizing, moving or just looking to declutter their homes. It’s said that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure; that rings true in the world of thrifting.
If you’re looking for something unique to fill a certain spot in your home, visit a thrift shop. If you’re looking for evening attire for a fancy event, but don’t want to spend a fortune on something you’ll wear once, visit a thrift shop. If you’re a record collector, visit a thrift shop. If you like to hunt for antiques, visit a thrift shop. The list goes on and on, and so does the variety of what can be found if you’re shopping in a thrift shop.
Gone are the days where fashion or antiques have to be expensive. For more than 30 years, Gulfside Hospice Thrift Shoppes have been providing affordable clothing, furniture and collectible items. Residents of Pasco County and thrift shop lovers alike can visit one of the five locations located throughout Pasco County and find a great deal without breaking the bank. Not only do the thrift shops have a wide variety of items at an affordable everyday low price, but there are “thriftastic” daily deals to help you save