Thrift Shop Junkies meets a need

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When Deb­bie Ranger re­lo­cated her Thrift Shop Junkies used items store to 24 Main St. North in Alexan­dria, she quickly re­al­ized she had made a sound move.

The new premises were larger than her pre­vi­ous spot, sit­u­ated op­po­site the high school.

“When I first got here, I was us­ing only half of the space, but I out­grew it. Now I use all 3,000 square feet,” says Mrs. Ranger.

“The peo­ple adore my store,” she ex­claims. “But a lot of peo­ple don’t know what I do.”

In ef­fect, she cleans out houses. “A lot of peo­ple don’t have the time to do it them­selves. So if peo­ple are down-siz­ing or hold­ing an es­tate sale, I go in and buy their be­long­ings in bulk.”

With the help of her hus­band and Brian Laflamme, she sorts through items and moves them to her store.

“I do­nate food or prod­ucts that may have small de­fects. I only want to sell high qual­ity items here.”

Her clien­tele re­flects the community.

“There is al­ways some­one in here. Peo­ple come in just to check out the bar­gains. Oth­ers are leav­ing for school and need house­hold items; peo­ple are look­ing to fur­nish their homes.”

GOOD STUFF: Deb­bie Ranger at her Thrift Shop Junkies store that is full of high-end bar­gains.

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