Shift to Thrift

Shift to Thrift

Make the Shift to Thrift.   Choosing thrift is a small change that can make a huge impact on your community and the environment. I think the perception of thrift store shopping is changing, it carries less of a stigma than in years past. The thrift stores in my area are packed! On many occasions I couldn’t find a parking spot, and let me tell you that the cars in the lot are absolutely not jalopies! Thrift shopping is for anyone who is looking for beautiful items for your home, and great clothing for your family while maintaining your budget and satisfying your taste. If you haven’t tried it you should, you might be surprised!

I happen to think that it just takes one person to change your perception of thrift shopping.  I hope that would be me!  For me it was Eddie Ross.  I couldn’t believe how he spoke about shopping at Goodwill.  He wasn’t embarrassed, he was excited and proud of it.  I thought that I would just run in and give it a try on my next donation drop-off.   Well, I tried it and I LOVED it.  (Those who thrift know it is an addiction!)

Give it a try, you will be so happy that you did.

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  • AnnW January 13, 2013 at 08:34pm

    Thrift shops these days are a mix of antique stores and vintage boutiques. I used to be an antiques dealer and am now a collector. I like to find interesting things to make over. People don’t want things that have to be polished, or ironed, or can’t go in the dishwasher. Their loss, my gain. I have enough dishes and silver-plate silverware and glasses for a sit down dinner for thirty two. Just thinking that the only thing I have purchased new on my first floor is two leather sofas and a computer. Older things are better made and more interesting.

  • Katie g January 12, 2013 at 03:39am

    I found your blog about 18 months ago, and YOU are the reason I thrift. I can’t get enough. So thank you!