Did you know that you might be breezing by valuable items as you thrift shop, without even knowing about it? Many household and clothing items become better with age just like gourmet cheeses or fine wines. Some common items can even be sold for a profit! The next time you thrift shop, keep your eyes out for these four items. They are prizes not to be passed over!
Silver platters, utensils, cups and bowls are great finds. People overlook silver because it tarnishes easily, but don’t let that stop you from buying! Tarnished silver can be easily cleaned if you know the right method. This post explains how to polish a silver cake server for a beautiful vintage wedding gift.
Soft cashmere sweaters that are in good shape are very valuable. In addition to being warm and cozy, they feel soft against your skin. That’s because cashmere comes from the fleece of a specific kind of goat that lives on high plateaus around the Gobi desert. Cashmere sweaters can clean up well and actually get softer as they age. They make excellent gifts. Think twice before you pass one up!
Antique wooden furniture that was crafted at a time when the world operated at a slower pace is made to last for generations. Instead of modern furniture that might be constructed with a short-lifespan in mind, think about investing in a vintage piece that will hold up for centuries instead of coming un-glued at the seams after just a few years.
The next time you see a designer purse, you should snatch it up! You could re-sell it online for a profit. Fashionphile, Tradesy and Rebagg are all sites that buy used designer bags.
Do you see why these four items shouldn’t be passed over? Great! There are so many treasures in consignment and second-hand shops. It takes the work of true enthusiasts like us to dig them from hiding! Did any of these items on this list surprise you? Which ones? Let me know in the comments below!