Another Reason I Love Thrift Stores

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.

  1. $7 – double bed sheet set (flat, fitted, 2 pillow cases)
  2. $15 – lots more bedding that I will cut up to make summer quilts
  3. $14- TWO Roots messenger-style purses in like-new condition – one canvas for the summer, and one black leather for the winter
  4. $5 – 4-slice toaster
  5. $10 – leather boots and long top for an elf costume – my mum is having a Shire Garden Party next month (looking forward to it!)
  6. $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…


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