Thrift Shop Junkies meets a need
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.