Here at our house, we love to shop at thrift stores (hey, this site is Doggone Thrifty, right?). Shopping at thrift stores or consignment obviously saves money as opposed to always buying new. In fact, you can save about 80 or 90 percent or more of what you would buying retail. Furthermore, at thrift stores you can find some things you just wouldn’t at stores – unique pieces that stand out and look beautiful. We’re talking unique pieces of furniture or a dashing pair of earrings that always get compliments. The thing is, you can find anything at thrift store – for dirt cheap.
(I found these at a thrift store years ago and still consider them one of my favorite pieces)
Shopping at thrift stores or consignment is great for your wallet, but it is also environmentally friendly. Shopping consignment reduces landfill waste and the demand for mass-produced items. When you shop at thrift stores, you’re supporting people who want to recycle their used items instead of just throwing them in the trash. You also while support local businesses, bolstering local economies and helping keep prices low.
My only advice as far as thrift stores is only get it if you love it and it’s just right – if you settle for so-so, it’ll end up unused and a waste of money (i.e. don’t just buy it because it’s cheap).
How about you? Do you shop at thrift stores or consignment stores? Are you like me and do a happy dance when you find a great deal? Let me know in the comments!
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