Check out these steals from a Salvation Army Family Store!

I’m gonna’ pop some tags

Only got twenty dollars in my pocket

These are a couple of the [cleanest] lines from popular song, “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore, and actually, we only had about $15 in total between myself and colleagues Jennifer, Jaime, and Jackie when we set out shopping at The Salvation Army’s Family Store in Alexandria, VA.

What spurred the random shopping trip which just happened to take place on “Half-off Wednesday”? Jaime’s trunk full of unwanted clothes she recently cleaned out from her closet! And apparently, a lot of people are spring cleaning and donating, because the store was chock-full of furniture, artwork, clothes and household goods at fantastic prices. Did I mention the two gigantic bins filled with fabulous purses?

For $15 and about an hour of our time on the prowl, the three of us walked out with two shirts, two skirts, a dress, a glass bowl and a clutch purse. But the best deal of shopping Salvation Army Family Stores is that every penny you spend funds life-changing drug and alcohol counseling for the men and women of The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Program. Some of the participants from the program were even working at the store while we shopped, sorting donations and asking how they could help us.

That’s the real benefit to spring cleaning, donating your goods and shopping at The Salvation Army: a penny saved is truly a penny earned. We hope your next shopping trip includes a stop at The Salvation Army – you never know what you might bring home, or whose life you might change!

Check out some of our steals:

Glasswares helpfully organized by color.

This beautiful bowl retails for $80 online, but I bought it for a mere $1.50!

Jackie holds up her designer skirts – only $4 for the both of them!

Jennifer bought this gray top for only $4 – and paired it perfectly with her own black belt and cardigan.

Perfect for warm weather too!

$2 and a wash later, and I’ve got a classic green J-Crew dress!