Category Archives: Thrift Store Find

How to clean a pair of rain boots

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I am no stranger to used clothing. I LOVE thrift and consignment store shopping. With my daughter growing out of clothing like it’s going out of style, I don’t hesitate when someone wants to sell me 9 pairs of shoes for $4 (especially since the last two pairs I bought for her were $50+ each!).

These next couple of posts are going to be about reviving used kid shoes. Most of the shoes I got are in very good to excellent condition, but some need a bit of love.

My first set of shoes that I worked on are these Winnie the Pooh rubber rain boots. After doing some research online, I found a great way to clean rubber rain boots.

You’ll need:

  • A sink with lukewarm water
  • Sunlight dish soap
  • A sponge with a rough side on it
  • Toilet paper roll tubes x2
  • Dirty boots

How to clean rubber boots:

  • Fill sink with lukewarm water
  • Put Sunlight on a sponge
  • Scrub you’re little heart out
  • Rinse
  • Place boots on toilet paper roll to dry standing up
  • And voila! You’re done!

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Cool stuff: Duplo

Do you remember Duplo? I do. It’s really great for kids. Gets their creative juices flowing if you know what I mean.

When I was out thrift store hunting yesterday and we saw a big ol’ bag of it. I wish I would have bought it. Once I got home, I took a look on Pinterest to see what cool stuff I could have made with it. Here’s my Pinterest board on Be Creative – Duplo.

http://www.pinterest.com/jolkins/be-creative-duplo/

 Did you ever play with Duplo? Do you remember anything you made with it? Do you have a cool pin that I should have a look at? 

Once my daughter starts playing with it, I’ll post some of her creations here.

 

 

 

 

Thrift Store Find: Brownie’s Pin

Found this cute little girl at a local thrift store in Stittsville , Ontario. Let me know if you’re interested in this. I’m selling it for $5 (Canadian). Will ship.

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