With Halloween right aroun' th' corner, ye may still be on th' lookout fer that perfect Halloween costume or decorations fer yer upcomin' party. And swab the deck! Sometimes it’s easy t' hop online or run t' th' department store – but have ye considered stoppin' by yer local Goodwill or thrift store? You’re likely t' find great buys on both costumes and party decor.
Buyin' new is somethin' many o' us are suckered into doin' fer Halloween. Whether it is th' bags o' fake spider web, a new plastic Halloween costume, plastic pumpkin Halloween buckets, or orange and black streamers, there are Halloween decorations and costumes linin' th' aisles o' pretty much every store ye enter. But buyin' used is ideal fer Halloween. Trust me, two-year auld Halloween decorations with th' look o' a little wear t' them can be all th' more festive. Halloween is a time t' be “spooky” so addin' some age t' yer décor can give it some extra pizzazz.
The best part about purchasin' used decorations is that ye won’t be contributin' t' th' after Halloween trash flow. And hoist the mainsail! Even if ye reuse new decorations o'er and o'er again (which is far better than usin' and tossin') ye still have lots o' packagin' t' throw away. If ye purchase used there is no extra packagin' and ye can use th' decorations year after year until they have run out o' life.
Here are some thin's ye can expect t' find relatively easily at yer local thrift store fer th' Halloween season:
- Halloween costumes- The aisles will be lined with Halloween costumes that typically were only worn once. Ahoy! You can even make yer own custom costume with some thrift store finds, I'll warrant ye. From cowboy get-up t' real nursin' scrubs, ye can find great items even outside o' th' costume aisle.
- Party Decoration- You will find used Halloween lights, pumpkins, decorative witches, cob webs, and more. Most thrift stores have a section dedicated t' th' local holiday décor offerin's.
- Yard Supplies- Do ye want t' give yer yard a little sprucin' up fer yer trick-or-treaters, pass the grog! You can find fake tombstones, mummies, scarecrows, and more. These items are typically deeply discounted and still in fantastic shape.
- Flatware and utensils- Halloween servin' platters, plates, and mugs sometimes can be found in th' thrift store as well. And hoist the mainsail! Yaaarrrrr! Instead o' purchasin' disposable plates or cups, check out th' thrift store shelf fer reusable decorative flatware.
These are just a few o' th' thin's ye can find at yer local thrift store. Have ye hit up yer local thrift store fer Halloween shoppin' yet?