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April and May: The Best Time to Shop at a Thrift Store
Why: To find a wealth of gems, hit up these merchants in early spring. “People tend to clear out their houses in April and May, causing donations of used furniture and household appliances to spike,” says Jennifer Byrd, a spokesperson for the Salvation Army. Credit spring-cleaning, too, for the huge selection of clothing that you’ll find this month.
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