Thrift Books & Writers
Here are some helpful resources!
Don Rueh’s Start Your Own High Profit Thrift Store
In Everything You Need to Know about Garage and Yard Sales
Author Jon Fulghum provides ideas for advertising, promotion, and display to help attract potential shoppers.
Garage Sale America by Bruce Littlefield
This little book is filled with funny and poignant stories of buyers and sellers, as well as a wealth of detailed photographs of sales across America, as well as a handy guide to use to when having a garage or yard sale.
The eBay Seller’s Guide to Finding Profitable Hidden Bargains at Garage Sales
This guide explains ‘what’ to buy when scouring flea markets, thrift shops or garage, yard and estate sales. It is a must if you are serious about making a profit on other people’s castoffs.
The Ultimate Consignment & Thrift Store Guide
Carolyn Schneider is a great resource for referencing national thrift store “chains,” i.e. the Discover Shops, Goodwill, etc. it also lists outlets across the U.S. For those that travel and thrift, this is the golden book of Thrift USA. Check out the section on “Bargains on the Internet.”
In her book Secondhand Chic, author Christa Weil laments, “It seems you can’t open a magazine or turn on the TV lately without getting word about the rise of secondhand clothes…” Her trendy book is all about finding fabulous fashion at Consignment, Vintage, and Thrift Shops.
Virtual Vintage: The Insider’s Guide to Buying and Selling Fashion Online
by Linda Lindroth, Deborah Newell Tornello
Offers a few thrift tips, however this fun read is more for those into vintage, and buying and selling online.
The Thrift Book; Live Well and Spend Less by India Knight
a super read for those that want to live like a queen with the budget of a pauper. From cooking to dressing to becoming one with community, Ms Wells has the corner on saving money and coming to grips with the new frugality.
Motivation, leadership and Inspiration
I have sought inspiration in varying level at various times and have found that there is a rich tapestry of the inspired and those that inspire. They come in many different forms; a song we hear in the background, a headline or even a book title. Maybe the Universe is trying to give us a nudge or some divine spirit is vying for our attention. Regardless of the venue or purpose of these seeming innocuous whisperings, we know at a core level that we have connected with resonances of a higher power.
The following sites not only inspire but allow women to connect with other women from all walks of life. Businesses can be promoted, information shared, and a blog or forum started. Here are some of my personal favs:
- Brave Heart Women – For women who chose to be Inspiration in Action
- Women, health, family, love, beauty and entertainment
- Read a blog or start your own blogs on women’s issues
- Celebrating women…50 and better
- A Women’s community of strength support and creativity
- Empowerment, Inspiration, Connection, Success!