Fifteen Reasons To Fall In Love With Thrift … … Cheap doesn’t need to be Cinchy

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I’ve been happily thrift shopping for over 30 years.  But, I wore gently used clothes from my toddler days clear through my teen years … from the proverbial hand-me-downs to the secondhand gown my mother bought me when I was voted Homecoming Queen.  Needless to say, having to live on the cheap for so long, I abhorred anything thrifty. 

Once I was married, and on the rebound from anything recycled,  I was determined to buy new and staying far away from a life filled with someone else’s cast-offs.

 Today I can honestly say that my beautifully decorated home and fabulous wardrobe have cost me nothing. I buy exclusively from the remarkable thrift venues that pepper the nation; garage sales, flea markets, yard sales, consignment shops, auctions, tag sales, antique malls and estate sales!

Furthermore, I hold a garage sale … every year.  Actually, I call them Diva Sales because they are stocked with all the fabulous things I let go of after each season. The yearly purging of my home allows an array of new-to-me items back into my home and a fresh wardrobe every year. 

Coming full circle, there are layers of reasons to love and live frugally.  And since I buy only thrift, here are 15 of my best and brightest motivations:

  1. No more sticker shock!
  2. Best bargain bragging rights
  3. Guilt-free shopping . . . the price is always right.  
  4. Decorate for FREE by purging yearly … Thar’s Gold in Them Thar Cupboards!
  5. Incentive to clutter-bust your home – Reduce, Reuse, and Redo
  6. Create magazine spread homes using trendy thrift
  7. Donate to feel GREEN and great!
  8. Capture items not normally affordable
  9. Find once-in-a-lifetime treasures
  10. Power dress for pennies
  11. Find Red-Carpet fashions  . . . cheap
  12. Have fun while saving a ton
  13. Unique finds that express your individuality
  14. Build personal wealth by dressing and decorating for free
  15. Ignite the creativity within; repurposing at its best
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