Updated: Mar 9
Thrift stores are veritable treasure troves where you can find items of all sizes, shapes and descriptions, while doing your bit to help the community you live in.
By choosing to buy as many of the items you need (or don’t need, but want!) in a thrift store, not only are you making a thoughtful contribution to sustainable living, but you could be helping to provide someone in your community with the lifeline they so desperately need to get themselves out of poverty.
Whether you’re a thrift store regular, or are just coming around to the idea of shopping in one, here are some ways to get the most out of your experience:
Be open minded
It’s important not to see your local thrift store as a place where people simply dump their unwanted goods. While it may be true that the items being sold once belonged to someone else who no longer has a use for them, that doesn’t make them any less valuable or desirable.