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Thrift store shopping rocks, but there is one major danger: BEDBUGS! Since I'd rather punch myself in the face than deal with them, here are two things I do for protection. 1) Check all pockets for brown stains and 2) Put all clothes in the dryer first. DRYER. Then washer. BUT FIRST DRYER! The heat will kill those little suckers and make you hate life less. If it won't fit into the dryer or isn't meant for a dryer, don't buy it.

- Submitted by POBRECIIIITA 6/9/2011 in Saving Money | 9 Comments
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SHIHJABO 6/12/2011 7:46:00 PM

    I love thrift stores, but never thought about them being in clothes. UGH!

THANK YOU SO MUCH for the dryer tip! emoticon
IMSUNSHINE 2/13/2013 3:07:00 PM

    I just cannot do thrift stores!!! I can only do second hand if I know the person its coming from... eek!!!
DEBBLO 2/13/2013 10:29:00 AM

    WOW. I don't shop there often but never even thought about that! I will definitely keep that in mind!
LUNAZUL10 6/17/2011 12:45:00 AM

    Ugh! Be aware. Thanks for your tip.
TERRYT55 6/13/2011 11:34:00 AM

    YIKES......I never thought of that. Hubby & I are both unemployed at the moment so I've been shopping at consignment stores. I plan to be much more careful. Thank you!
GOOSIEMOON 6/11/2011 12:41:00 PM

    Great tip. Thanks!
CATIEMARIE 6/9/2011 1:56:00 PM

    thanks for the reminder.
CHARLOTTE1947 6/9/2011 9:36:00 AM

    OMG! I grew up in hand-me-downs so I have a huge aversion to used clothes. This just convinces me more!
SINGLEMOM34 6/9/2011 9:31:00 AM

    Antiques are great too, but some can contain LEAD!

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