Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Thrifting warnings!

First warning is about bed bugs. Gross, I know, but PLEASE be careful when buying furniture, clothing, stuffed animals, pretty much anything cloth (and possibly more, who knows!). The bed bug epidemic is not just on the east coast, it is pretty much everywhere now. They knew this was going to happen with international travel and they don't see it ever going away. Plus this is very expensive to remedy and clean up, and awful time consuming!

And let's not forget the fact that they lay thousands of eggs at a time. Plus the bites, which I was told when they sense you are awaking by both movement and the CO2 in the air they take 3 bites out of you...for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It's disgusting. Just the thought of it makes me want to go shower!

So please just be careful!

PS, this also applies to non-resale shops as well. Even my beloved Gap was hit! Poor Gap:( At least I still have Target! 

And another thing (COMPLETELY not related), get some work gloves already! This is the last time I am going to get numerous cuts from refinishing furniture and framing pictures. I mean, take a look at these hands!

1 comment:

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

TOTALLY grossing me out!!! Thanks for the warning~ I have heard about bed bugs before- but eeewww!!! 3 bites? !!!!!! Uck!! YUCKO!
Gloves are always a good idea to help with those oops in re-doing! Get some antibiotic ointment and good lotion to help heal those ouchies!
Thanks for the heads up!!! :)