Ask any thrifter and some of our best stories revolve around finding something for free. It may have been an antique table left by the rubbish bins or the free box at the driveway of a moving sale. Lately I've utilizing the Free tab on Craigslist. If you look under For Sale you'll find a tab marked free. It's similar to Freecycle where the concept is someone giving away something. You still have to be quick though because free items are generally swooped up very quickly.
What I've discovered during the last few weeks is that the busiest day on the Free section is Saturday afternoon. Especially when people are finished with their yard sales and would rather give it away than pack it back up to either store or donate.
Last Saturday a posting came up saying that everything is free in the driveway. It included pictures, household goods, baby clothes, books and adult clothing.
I only took a 1/4 of what was available on the blanket. In all I probably took 20 pieces of clothing. All for Free. Even if they averaged $10 each that would be an original value of $200. I'm guessing though that the value is more around $300-$350. All of the clothing are in really good condition. It was such a fun find at the end of a Saturday.
Take a look this week at your Craiglist free section or do it the old fashion way and keep your eyes peeled as you are driving through neighborhoods. I've seen so many items at the end of the driveway with a nice big "Free" sign asking you to take something away. The ideal thrifting experience.
Have a great thrifting weekend.