Recently, I wrote a post titled The Reluctant Thrifter which examined my fear of thrift stores. Fortunately the Thrifty Chicks blog, acted as an online intervention of sorts and provided me with tools to overcome this fear. I have decided that my first venture (in many years) will be to a thrift store run by a charity that has benefited me and my family greatly in the last two years - The Gathering Place - a place for those touched by cancer. The good news is that their store was rated a 4.6 out of 5 by Thrifty Shopper, so I'm off to a good start already and I haven't even left home! My goal is to check it out this weekend armed with my Thrifty Chicks tips. I will be sure to post some photos and my observations (sounds like a science experiment). Hopefully it will be all good.