Things You Should Never By From A Thrift Store No Matter How Cheap

Thrift stores and shops are quite popular among those who need parts for projects and arts and crafts. They are also used to search for vintage collector items and other things. The whole idea is that one man’s junk can be another man’s treasure. There is a lot to find in these thrift stores but not everything should be purchased.

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Not only are the items sold here old and on their last stages of service, they are also dirty and covered in germs and chemicals.

1Old plates and dishes

Many people will tell you that buying plates from a thrift store is a big no-no. They will look quite amazing and antique and something that will take your dining experience to the next level but it really isn’t. If you want to just display them then go for it. But, never eat of plates you bought from a thrift store no matter how many times you washed them. Some of them are known to contain lead and other dangerous chemicals.

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2Stuffed toys

Stuff that is sold at thrift stores is not clean. You have no idea who donated it or where it was prior to your purchase. This is especially important in the case of stuffed toys. Children constantly touch, play and even chew them. You may save a dollar but you will be putting your child’s health at risk.

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3Construction materials

You can get construction materials at very low prices at a thrift store but keep in mind you will not be buying exceptional quality. The quality you will be buying will be bad. Another important thing to note is not to buy paint as most paints found here may contain lead.

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4Baby cribs

Baby cribs may be the safest thing to buy as it’s just the frame and the rest can be bought somewhere else. But, that isn’t the case as baby cribs safety standards have changed drastically over the years and the ones you will find in thrift stores are quite old and outdated.

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5Cooking utensils

You may think you can buy an old pot or pan to use for a few weeks till you buy a good one but these are not safe to buy from thrift stores. Many of the cooking utensils donated to these stores are old and were made when safety regulations on such items were not up to today’s standards. This means they contain harmful chemicals and can be dangerous to cook in.

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