My mother is a skillful and avid shopper of all things second-hand. I don't mean to make that sound negative, it is quite the contrary. When I say she is skilled, she furnishes her home, builds her wardrobe and buys things for me...largely at yardsales, Goodwill, second-hand shoppes and anywhere else she can score a good deal on a nice item.
People walk into her home and ask, "whose your decorator?"
|Having coffee @ mom's|
Although I am the complete opposite of her, she has managed to drag me out of my house too early on a Saturday morning here or there to go from this knick-knack shop to that one. Please don't mention this, but, its kind of fun! :)
Well thanks to these excursions, I have found some pretty awesome deals on BOOKS for our homeschool!
|this workbook was completely unused & the perfect grade level|
My kids LOVE books and people love passing their books along to second-hand stores. There aren't too many people who would actually throw a book in the trash. There's sort of a guilty feeling that comes over you and you can't help but think that someone else could possibly use this book. And you are right!
I have found 'like new', completely UNUSED curriculum books in second-hand stores for pennies! These books have made wonderful supplements to our regular curriculum. I purchased a group of books this past week which included this 864 page Macmillan children's dictionary (like new), regularly priced at $16.95 along with 2 other books for $4.50. Are you kidding me?
I've gotten some really great classic stories for the kids' library and a lot of wonderfully entertaining ones as well.
|from the 'if you give a mouse' series|
Well, seeing that our kids like to have 2 storybook stories, 2 Bible stories and one made up story by Daddy or Mommy each night, we had to figure out an economical way to keep the books coming. :)
What about you? Have you found any good deals at Goodwill? Where have your scored your big deals on homeschool material? Leave a comment and feel free to leave a link so we can check it out!
Ecclesiastes 12:12 - of making many books [there is] no end ;)
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