Have you ever considered second-hand shopping? It really is so fun. It’s like treasure hunting. It allows my creativity to run wild…there are a ton of second-hand items out there to find! In the picture we found Lightning McQueen for $10 and the scooter for just $3 at a yard sale!
So consider checking out these options before you buy new:
- Garage Sales
- Thrift/Second Hand Stores
- Consignment Stores
- Plato’s Closet has great clothes
Swap Websites (like Swap.com)
- Up-Cycled Items
- Antique Stores
- Junk Yards
- ReStore Outlets (Habitat for Humanity)
- Swap Parties (more on this another time)
- Your Friend’s Closets
The list goes on & on but you get the idea! There are so many gently used items out there that can find a place in your life and not in a land fill! I have to stretch myself to think this way sometimes…but we don’t always have to get something brand new to love it! I even try to think about borrowing items (like fancy dresses or shoes for a nice occasion if I’m only going to wear it once or kitchen items for a party that I am only going to use once)! it just makes my little GREEN heart so happy!
There are several things in these pictures that I got from friends who were getting rid of them, garage sales, thrift shops or antique stores…can you even guess which items are used?