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Top 10 Things to Know About Buying Secondhand Clothes

Amy Foster has more than 10 years experience shopping second hand. A local to Phoenix, Arizona she takes us through insider tips that she uses to find the best buys while thrifting. Follow her thrifting journey on Instagram @desertblooms.reseller. 1. Save Money While some people may be apprehensive about shopping secondhand the benefits are too great to be put aside. The first benefit is cost. The cost of buying secondhand goods is significantly lower than… Read More »Top 10 Things to Know About Buying Secondhand Clothes

16 Things to Look for Used Before You Buy New

“While thrift shopping is a prime way to play treasure hunt and score unique finds, it has another remarkable advantage: It’s a great way to lighten your carbon footprint.” Reader’s Digest Thrifting and sourcing out second hand or new-to-us items has become a habit for my family. I love saving money, the thrill of the hunt and it doesn’t hurt that it doesn’t hurt the earth either. I have gotten to the point where I… Read More »16 Things to Look for Used Before You Buy New

A Former Shopaholic Shares Simple Steps to Help Reduce The Environmental Toll of Your Closet

Have you ever felt stressed out by the state of your closet? I certainly have. Clothes everywhere, not enough space or hangers. Not enough time or energy to hang everything up, and keep it all neat and organized. Do you find it challenging to scan through your clothes to choose what you will wear to work, exercise or go out?  I will be the first to admit, I love clothes. I don’t have the time… Read More »A Former Shopaholic Shares Simple Steps to Help Reduce The Environmental Toll of Your Closet

Shifting the culture of “gifts”

This is a strange post for me to write because thrifting, DIY-ing and repurposing have become so routine for my family it is hard to think back to how it started. I wanted to reflect on it though, because every time I go to give a gift to someone I automatically FEEL like I need to buy something new. And if it’s not new from a store, then new from an artisan or crafter. There… Read More »Shifting the culture of “gifts”