Is it too early to be thinking back-to-school? Some may think so, but if you want to find some neat school supplies and educational aids, NOW is the perfect time to hunt them down in thrift stores! I usually find the best, most unique supplies and learning aids right after school ends, and right before the new school year begins.
Typical finds (and usually pretty good buys) . . .
- flash cards / learning aids
- paper supplies
- classroom visual aids / posters
- craft supplies
- dry erase / chalk boards
- cork boards
- classroom decoration
- construction paper
(And as for books -- that's a given. Everyone knows you can find awesome books, workbooks and even text books at the thrift store!)
When I first started homeschooling our children about 10 years ago, I had a very limited budget, was overwhelmed, and didn't even know where to start. So, I started at the thrift store, so my investment would be minimal, and could start out slow. I was amazed at how many school supplies and educational materials I found! I've been picking up supplies for our homeschool from there ever since.
Probably the most common find. . . .
We seem to go through a lot of maps.
Perhaps because SOMEONE keeps renaming oceans and such.