Did I mention I love thrift stores?
I think I might have mentioned that before…
There is one more reason I haven’t mentioned, though.
It’s this – when I buy a used item, I know that no further child or slave labour has occurred in the world.
It may definitely have occurred when the item first appeared in the world, but not when I bought it.
I know there are all kinds of issues surrounding child and slave labour, and that’s not what this post is about.
It’s just about having a little peace of mind, and easing the consumerism that fuels the global issues.
Can I tell you about a recent Thrift Store trip? MmHmm… love it!
I had a 30% off coupon to use for this trip, so I grabbed my long list of things we needed and headed out to the thrift store a couple of weeks ago.
- $7 – double bed sheet set (flat, fitted, 2 pillow cases)
- $15 – lots more bedding that I will cut up to make summer quilts
- $14- TWO Roots messenger-style purses in like-new condition – one canvas for the summer, and one black leather for the winter
- $5 – 4-slice toaster
- $10 – leather boots and long top for an elf costume – my mum is having a Shire Garden Party next month (looking forward to it!)
- $8 – various household needs like a stapler, coupon holder, small shelf for office, electric pencil sharpener, tons of plastic coat hangers
For a grand total of about $67!
Just can’t beat that…