Frugally Thrifty Finds

These are all cool and usable products that I was in the right place at the right time for. I wasn’t looking for any of them when I found them but knew (Thank God) not to pass up on them when I saw them.
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Foodsaver for $8.99 at a Thriftstore (Salvation Army this time.)  Unexpected and very cool find... replaces an older Foodsaver vacuum sealer we've had for years.  Automatic features take a bit of getting used to... but are one of many welcome improvements. Found this after looking for and finding a raincoat to cover a garden hose.

Foodsaver for $8.99 at a Thriftstore (Salvation Army this time.) Unexpected and very cool find... replaces an older Foodsaver vacuum sealer we've had for years. Automatic features take a bit of getting used to... but are one of many welcome improvements. Found this after looking for and finding a raincoat to cover a garden hose.

#Bodum #Santos/Pebo #VacuumCoffeePot found at a #MCCThrift in Calgary for $5.  Retails around $80+ depending where you look.  Missing a couple lids and a stand for the top globe.  Otherwise it’s completely useable.  A small pitcher works great as a globe stand and a corolle soup bowl lid works perfectly as a lid for the globe.  The carafe lid isn’t really needed as the brewed coffee is put in a thermos after.   It’s one of the #trickiest #coffeemakers I’ve ever used but it’s very…

#Bodum #Santos/Pebo #VacuumCoffeePot found at a #MCCThrift in Calgary for $5. Retails around $80+ depending where you look. Missing a couple lids and a stand for the top globe. Otherwise it’s completely useable. A small pitcher works great as a globe stand and a corolle soup bowl lid works perfectly as a lid for the globe. The carafe lid isn’t really needed as the brewed coffee is put in a thermos after. It’s one of the #trickiest #coffeemakers I’ve ever used but it’s very…

Maui Jim 151-Gulfstream  #Polarized #Sunglasses, found at GoodWill in Calgary for $3.00  The ones on the bottom are mine, the ones on top are listed on a website. (for comparison sakes.)  The sunglasses are in great shape, minor scratches and a slightly loose arm which was able to be mostly tightened.  Cheapest #brandnew Maui Jim’s I was able to find started at $99.00   So God definitely put me in the #rightPlaceRightTime .

Maui Jim 151-Gulfstream #Polarized #Sunglasses, found at GoodWill in Calgary for $3.00 The ones on the bottom are mine, the ones on top are listed on a website. (for comparison sakes.) The sunglasses are in great shape, minor scratches and a slightly loose arm which was able to be mostly tightened. Cheapest #brandnew Maui Jim’s I was able to find started at $99.00 So God definitely put me in the #rightPlaceRightTime .

#SelfWateringSeedStarter kit.  Total cost $6.00 for two (including one replacement capillary mat.)  Originally over$20 each.  90% complete (missing water gauge)  Excellent shape...  Now #SimplyExperimenting.  It’s worked well on my second attempt, after adding an adjustable height daylight on a timer, it’s grown into my own little #flowerfactory .

Seed Starting Kit from Lee Valley. Actually found it at a thrift store. Automatically waters seeds via capillary action from a water reservoir in the bottom. Part 1 of my little system.

Scuba BCD & Regulators found at GoodWill. Currently getting serviced but for <$50 total, still an amazing find even with the cost of getting them tested and declared safe by professionals. <$ 400 total. Only downside... warranty ends with first owner. Only GoodWill purchase I took extra extra precautions with... as it's life support equipment. Looked in great shape but one never knows until it's tested or opened up.

Scuba BCD & Regulators found at GoodWill. Currently getting serviced but for <$50 total, still an amazing find even with the cost of getting them tested and declared safe by professionals. <$ 400 total. Only downside... warranty ends with first owner. Only GoodWill purchase I took extra extra precautions with... as it's life support equipment. Looked in great shape but one never knows until it's tested or opened up.

My #SelfWateringSeedStarterKit has evolved into a #FlowerFactory.  The lights are adjustable up and down with a timer, and there are two domes (the larger seen here and the shorter ones for starting off the the seeds.)  Seeds start in the cells, are later transplanted into coir pots and then those are put in normal planters or soil to make #transplantShock minimal for whatever I’m planting, typically flowers.

My #SelfWateringSeedStarterKit has evolved into a #FlowerFactory. The lights are adjustable up and down with a timer, and there are two domes (the larger seen here and the shorter ones for starting off the the seeds.) Seeds start in the cells, are later transplanted into coir pots and then those are put in normal planters or soil to make #transplantShock minimal for whatever I’m planting, typically flowers.

I think I may have paid about $12 for this drying station from GoodWill Calgary.  So about !/2 of retail from what I’ve been able to find.  Awesome way to quickly dry those things that can’t go in the dryer but take way to long #hang-drying 5 racks, #greatforsweaters and a fan at the back that simply blows air over all the mesh racks.

I think I may have paid about $12 for this drying station from GoodWill Calgary. So about !/2 of retail from what I’ve been able to find. Awesome way to quickly dry those things that can’t go in the dryer but take way to long #hang-drying 5 racks, #greatforsweaters and a fan at the back that simply blows air over all the mesh racks.

#AirOSwiss #UltraSonicHumidifier found at #Airdrie #SalvationArmy #ThriftStore.  I think I only paid $10 after a 50% off sale.  One of these new is typically around $199.00 before any discounts.  It works wonderfully; only took some vinegar and hydrogen peroxide to clean it.   It's only been used with #ZeroWater so  just pure water vapour in the air (no white dust).  Only complaint is that the #SilverIonStick is no longer available as it sounded like a great #naturaldisinfectant .

#AirOSwiss #UltraSonicHumidifier found at #Airdrie #SalvationArmy #ThriftStore. I think I only paid $10 after a 50% off sale. One of these new is typically around $199.00 before any discounts. It works wonderfully; only took some vinegar and hydrogen peroxide to clean it. It's only been used with #ZeroWater so just pure water vapour in the air (no white dust). Only complaint is that the #SilverIonStick is no longer available as it sounded like a great #naturaldisinfectant .

#SidewalkSweeper.  A cool $20 find from #CalgaryGoodWill , originally over $100 and still works great (on flat surfaces at least).

#SidewalkSweeper. A cool $20 find from #CalgaryGoodWill , originally over $100 and still works great (on flat surfaces at least).

#IWANTCANDY !   Metal and Glass candy machine.  $2 or $3 from #CalgaryGoodWill plus however many coins it'll take to get the #sweettreasure out.

#IWANTCANDY ! Metal and Glass candy machine. $2 or $3 from #CalgaryGoodWill plus however many coins it'll take to get the #sweettreasure out.


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