Cheap Homeschooling Materials at Your Local Thrift Store

Learn how to find cheap homeschooling materials and books at your local thrift stores. These shops often collect gently used items for resale in order to benefit local individuals and families in need.

This allows you to help others as you save money on next year's homeschool curriculum. And we all want to stay on or under budget as much as possible.

No matter where you live you can find a thrift store near you. First of all, try searching a local web directory such as Enter your zip code to get a list of shops in your city.

TIP: It's a good idea to call the stores you plan to visit beforehand. One may have hundreds of used books, while another may have none. is a national directory of thrift stores and includes addresses, phone numbers, distance from your home, store hours, and information about the charities they benefit.

Goodwill Industries InternationalFind a Goodwill store near you or visit the auction site at

America's Thrift Stores is a family-owned, for profit company dedicated to helping local Christian-based charities. There are locations in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, and Tennessee.

The Salvation Army Family Storesells clothing, furniture, household items, and more to benefit the Salvation Army Rehabilitation Centers.

Don't forget to call about the availability of books. My local Family Store doesn't usually have many books, but they do have half-price Wednesdays!

The Foundry SuperThrift Outlet is Alabama's largest thrift store. Located in the city of Bessemer, this store has something for everyone. Clothes, shoes, furniture, toys, electronics, household goods, and even BOOKS!

Shelves filled with hundreds of books of all types. Be prepared to stay awhile at this store! I buy more children's books and homeschool materials than anything else when I shop here.

They have children's books for my 4-year-old, fiction and non-fiction for my older girls (including the classics for our English curriculum). Christian literature, science, history, etc.

If you live close to Bessemer, stop by and check it out.

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