Shopping in Athens


  .....Buying used items can save $.....



  • Another way to find inexpensive, used items is on Craigslist. Remember to carefully follow these rules for staying safe!

    • Insist on a public meeting place like a cafe.

    • Trust your instincts.

    • Do not go alone. Bring a friend with you.

    • Take your cell phone with you.

    • Tell a friend or family member where you're going.

    • Be especially careful when buying/selling high value items.

    • Do not meet in a secluded place, or invite strangers into your home.



  • Twice a year there is a consignment sale of used childrens' things (clothes, car seats, baby beds, toys, shoes, etc.). The name of this event is Kindermarket. It is usually held one weekend in the spring and again in the fall.



  • A Child's Closet is another used kids' clothing/shoes shop in the nearby town of Watkinsville.



 .....Grocery stores.....


  • Many people shop at  Aldi and find that the produce is especially affordable there.  You will need to "rent" a shopping cart by inserting a quarter into the shopping cart handle. You will also need to bring your own bags. Of course, Walmart is a popular place to shop.