Fellow thrift-a-holics will agree... one thing about thrifting is you have to be diligent about cleaning your items. Clothes are easy.. throw them in the laundry basket (one time I got a slip and I threw it in it twice). Some items aren't as easy. Earrings? Shoes? Here's the deal.
Remember these shoes I got here for 99-cents and $1.00 (half off $1.99)? (Salvation Army, I love you.)
The first thing I do is clean the inside with rubbing alcohol to disinfect. Then, just to make sure, I take a wet washcloth (with a little soap) and clean both the inside and outside.