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Please Be Safe While Thrifting....

I think we all need a few reminders on basic safety rules while we're out thrifting.

Checking out curbside "garbage" is serious business. Please don't play. And yes, it's okay to push a fellow thrifter back on your way to grab that awesome industrial looking sign.

When you are unable to park on the same side of the street as an estate sale, please look both ways before leaping out of your car and sprinting up the driveway.

Ugh. A huge pet peeve. If your children are going to play in the toy aisle at Goodwill, please have them pick up the toys when they're done. On second thought, don't let them play in the toy aisle at all. They just get in my way.

Sharp tools are NOT playthings. If they are antique or made by Cutco, they are inventory.

Not sure how this one relates to thrifting....I'm sure you'll think of something. Feel free to share in the comments below. :)

Well! Anyone who's been to an estate sale in the first few minutes or at a Goodwill Outlet when a new bin gets rolled out knows about this one. It's what the employees are shouting in vain....

Always thrift with a buddy. It helps. Your friend can find the Starbucks mugs while you're digging through flatware. Four eyes are better than two!

Yeah, well. Whatever. Some rules are made to be broken.

When the doors of Value Village open at 9am on 50% off day, it's safer to keep your head up while running. Not sure exactly what having your arms up will do, however. Unless of course it's to scare off the other shoppers.

Yeah lady. Don't even THINK about touching anything in my cart. I've learned my poisonous plants and I'm not afraid to use them.

(Set of 1950s safety posters I found recently with fabulous graphics! For sale in the Retro Shop. A few have sold already, but most are still there)
Feel free to share your version of what these rules mean to you!!

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