Change of Seasons Calls for a Change of Wardrobe

March 14, 2019

A bit of good news: Spring is almost here! It’s hard to believe, I know–this Winter has been so wet and dreary that my husband and I started talking about building an ark in the backyard–but temperatures are about to rise, the birds are about to return, and that means it’s time to give some […]

» read more

Five Tidy Lessons from Marie Kondo

February 21, 2019

I will admit to being skeptical about the Konmari method, especially after seeing countless memes about how ridiculous it is (“You want me to only keep 30 books? I have that many on my nightstand!”). Thankfully, Netflix gave me a method to learn more about Marie Kondo’s method without having to commit to a whole […]

» read more

Tidy Up for your Love

February 1, 2019

One of the most meaningful parts of Netflix’s Tidying Up with Marie Kondo for me was hearing a couple with young kids talk about the stress having a disorganized, messy home puts on their relationship. Talk about a shot to the heart. In my household, we don’t argue about many things, but cleaning and household […]

» read more

5 Tips to Save Money On Kids Fall/Winter Clothing

November 2, 2018

I don’t know about you, but I just can’t stomach paying $30 for a pair of jeans or a t-shirt my child will wear for maybe three months before they outgrow it.  And even the items my rough-and-tumble boys don’t outgrow may end up with holes or stains, and even though they might still wear these clothes […]

» read more

Score on Spooktacular Decor

October 29, 2018

One of the things I love about my neighborhood is that everyone decorates for Halloween.   We’re not just talking a wreath and some pumpkins here. There are inflatables, skeletons, gigantic homemade spiderwebs and even a full-blown haunted house–literally inside someone’s house.  I’ve always loved Christmas decorations, but it had never occurred to me that I […]

» read more

Incredibly Awesome Costume Idea

October 1, 2018

When I was a kid, my family didn’t celebrate Halloween for religious reasons, but we did participate in church and school ‘fall festivals.’ I remember my mom making me my own costumes every year. I actually thought it was super cool, and I don’t think I’ll ever forget the amazing Disney Princess costume she made […]

» read more

Thrifty Tailgate Fun

September 19, 2018

For some people, fall means pumpkin spice, leggings, or maybe just a lot of raking. For our family? It means it’s time for college football!  One of the most fun parts of football season is having people over to watch the game. But tailgating, even in your own backyard and home, can easily get expensive […]

» read more

Saving time and money: Important lessons from Mom

August 9, 2018

I remember my older sister telling me stories of when my mom was in her couponing heyday, where my sister swears there were times that the grocery store actually paid her money to take groceries home. Probably hyperbole, but my mom’s thriftiness has stuck with me over the years. My mom was a mother of […]

» read more

How to save money, time and your sanity when back-to-school shopping

August 9, 2018

The average family spends somewhere between $662 – $1,489 on back-to-school shopping and activity fees, and about 20percent of families spend more than $2,000 (USA Today). While it’s certainly fine to spend any amount you’re comfortable with for your child’s supplies and clothes, many families have budget constraints to work within. I know my family […]

» read more

Thrift Store Summer Scavenger Hunt

June 22, 2018

With the heat rising, as well as the kids’ boredom threshold, parents need something indoors to keep them active and me air conditioned.  So, after visiting all the indoor activity places in town you need something else to occupy their time. Solution: A Thrift Store Scavenger Hunt! 1. Print this list (found on or […]

» read more

Get the Kids in on the Act

May 29, 2018

It’s summer and it’s just a matter of time before your kids say the “b” word— Bored. Give them a project that will keep them from being “bored” and help you organize the house as well as teach them a valuable lesson about giving to those in need. Here’s some tips on how to get […]

» read more

Two Puppies Rescued from a Donation Box

January 11, 2018

Thanks to our quick-thinking and big-hearted driver, Adam Cook, two puppies who were carelessly left in a donation box in Mississippi have a new, safe, warm home. Thank you Adam for going to extra mile and rescuing these sweet puppies and finding them a forever home!  At America’s Thrift, we not only care about people, […]

» read more

America’s Thrift Stores Welcomes New Alabama Partner in 2018

December 11, 2017

Dear Friend of ATS or Loyal Customer or Frequent Donor, For the past 32 years, supporting charitable missions has been at the heart of all we do at America’s Thrift Stores. In that time we have contributed more than $25 million in Alabama alone. This is a legacy we will continue as our mission as […]

» read more

Weather Closings and Delays – December 8, 2017

December 8, 2017

Due to inclement weather, the following stores will close at the times listed: Early closings on Friday, December 8th: Alabaster – 10 a.m. Gardendale – 10 a.m. Huffman – 10 a.m. Jasper – 10 a.m. Pell City – 10 a.m. Bessemer – 4 p.m. Tuscaloosa – 4 p.m. Rainbow City – 12:30 p.m. Marietta – […]

» read more

America’s Thrift Best Thrift Store in Alabama

August 22, 2017

According to a recent Business Insider post, America’s Thrift is the best thrift store in Alabama.  The article states: “Founded in 1984, America’s Thrift Stores has 17 locations in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. However, the Center Point, Alabama, location is a fan favorite. The store frequently updates its offerings of used clothes, household items, and […]

» read more

Spring Cleaning Plan

April 1, 2017

It’s that time again: Spring Cleaning.  Before you scrub, steam clean and clean coat, declutter your home and donate to our ministry partners. Does figuring it out where to start overwhelm you? Here is a guide to help you tackle the house in just 5 days.  

» read more

Cleaning out the Closet

March 28, 2017

As the seasons change, so does our wardrobe!  Since spring is FINALLY here, it’s time to put away those heavy sweaters and coats and get the short sleeves and sandals out and ready for action! The changing of seasons is the perfect time to clean out the closets and make room for all the new styles […]

» read more

National Cleaning Week

March 15, 2017

Too much “stuff” and no where to put it?  If you’re like most people, you’ve found it easier to “store it” than to “get rid of it.”   Most families have accumulated an excess of clothing and shoes that are now crowding them out of their homes.  Some families have even purchased larger homes just to […]

» read more

Giving Tuesday

November 16, 2016

Black Friday.  Cyber Monday. GIVING TUESDAY! America’s Thrift Stores has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.  Occurring this year on November 29, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely […]

» read more

New LOWER Prices!

June 16, 2016

We heard you! We know that value is important to you. That’s why we’ve lowered the prices on our men’s and ladies’ jeans. Our men and ladies’ T-Shirts are also now starting at just $.99! Men’s Jeans was $3.99 – now starting at $2.99  Ladies’ Jeans was $3.99 – now starting at $.99 Men and Ladies’ […]

» read more

Company Promotions – June 2016

June 2, 2016

We are thrilled to announce the following promotions:   Adrienne McKinney is being promoted to the General Manager position at the Marietta store. Adrienne has been working at ATS serving in the capacity as MT since June of 2015. She began her MT training in the Marietta location. She had her retail supervisor training at the […]

» read more

When to Replace Your Mattress

January 27, 2016

Experts say to replace your mattress every 8 years.  Over the course of time, your mattress doubles in weight from sweat, dead skin and million of dust mites.  According to Glen Needham, a retired professor of entomology at Ohio State University, mattresses can become a infested over time.  “All you have to do is get a […]

» read more

Inclement Weather Closing – January 2016

January 20, 2016

Due to inclement weather, some of our stores may close early.  We will announce all weather delays and closings for this weekend (January 20 – January 23) on this page as well as our Facebook page. Please stay tuned. Friday, January 22 Our Gardendale location will close at 8 p.m. tonight. Our Decatur location will […]

» read more

Giving Tuesday

November 17, 2015

Black Friday.  Cyber Monday. GIVING TUESDAY! America’s Thrift Stores has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.  Occurring this year on December 1, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely […]

» read more

We Listened!

November 12, 2015

We heard you loud and clear.  Our stores are now open earlier for your convenience! Check out our store hours below: Alabama Alabaster, AL: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Bessemer, AL: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Decatur, AL: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Double Springs, AL: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Gardendale, AL: 8 a.m. […]

» read more

New Store Hours

October 27, 2015

Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend.  After you’ve set you clock back an hour, come shop our new store hours! Beginning Monday, November 2nd, our store hours for many of our locations will be changing.  Please see below for your store’s new fall hours: Alabama Alabaster, AL: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Bessemer, AL: 9 a.m. […]

» read more

Adult Halloween Costume Ideas

October 25, 2015

We had the honor of appearing on WBRC to show a few adult costume ideas.  From cute, to funny and even spooky, you can find lots of ideas for Halloween costumes at America’s Thrift! WBRC FOX6 News – Birmingham, AL –

» read more

The Budding Fashionista meets America’s Thrift!

October 16, 2015

We had the pleasure of introducing blogger Vanessa from A Budding Fashionista to our Huffman location. It was her first visit to one of our locations and right off the back, beginners luck took over.  She found some amazing fall pieces, some of which we were jealous of! She also learned that sometimes, you just […]

» read more

Captain America – A Pinterest Win

October 15, 2015

Have you ever tried one of those Pinterest projects only to have it fail miserably?  We sure have.  But, every once in a while, an idea comes through, the craftiness works and it’s an instant success!  Check out this great Captain America costume made from thrifty finds and a few items laying around your home. […]

» read more

Holding Out for a Hero

October 13, 2015

What defines a hero?  Is it someone with super natural powers?  Is it someone who sacrifices for others?  Is it someone who wears a cape?   Whatever your definition of a hero, you can easily and inexpensively create a one-of-a-kind costume with thrift store finds!   1. Superhero – We challenged our Pell City location […]

» read more

The Very Unscary Costume Challenge

October 13, 2015

We had the pleasure of hosting thrift style blogger Wendy from JustJewels4U and challenged her to create a Halloween look with items from our racks.  When we caught up with her, she was already in the racks going through the dresses, her go to section of our Marietta location.  She had also picked up a […]

» read more

I Love Lucy

October 7, 2015

Remember the episode where Lucy got into some hi jinks and then tried to figure a way out?  Oh, wait.  That’s every episode!  Well, you don’t need hi jinks to become your favorite TV character.  You can become your favorite comedienne with just a few items from one of our locations. Next time you’re shopping […]

» read more

Marty McFly Never Looked So Fly!

September 30, 2015

That’s right.  The 80s will never die.  Who could forget about Care Bears, Ghostbusters and of course, our favorite time traveler, Marty McFly!  Thanks to the thrift store, creating this look has never been easier.  Next time your in one of our locations, grab a red t-shirt, button down shirt, jean jacket, orange puff vest […]

» read more

Halloween Costume Idea – Hail to the Maybe Chief

September 21, 2015

Are you ready to “Rock the Vote?”  Well, you’re a year early for voting, but not for creating you’re original presidential look for Halloween.  Which Candidate do you want to be?  You can find everything you need to become these top candidates with one trip to one of our stores! View image | Hilary […]

» read more

Halloween Costume Idea – Minions

September 21, 2015

They’re everywhere – little yellow ovals in overalls. You can’t understand them.  With the exception of the occasional “banana,”  they speak their own language.  But you don’t have to speak their language to become them for Halloween! A quick trip to one of our locations and you’ll be “minionized” in no time! Gather the following […]

» read more

Next »
Locations Shopping Experience Donate

Ministries and Charities We Support (Click to learn more)

Children's Heathcare of Atlanta Children's Heathcare of Atlanta Home of Grace Teen Challenge International Teen Challenge Mid-South