Let’s Talk About Thrifting

11 Nov

I’ve shared a lot about thrifting here on my blog and on my Instagram account, but I don’t think I’ve ever talked much about WHY I thrift.

{Pssst, you can read about my previous thrifting adventures here}

I thrift for many reasons. I very much enjoy finding high-end items for a fraction of their cost. I love trying new things without dropping a bunch of money on something that may not be a winner for me.

I consider it a hobby of mine and enjoy the ‘thrill of the hunt’ of scouring the racks to find that one item that rocks my world. It’s my personal time when I’m not taking care of anyone else… just me.

I’ve become quite a snob about quality and would much rather find a piece or two that will last and last, rather than buying yet another $5 t-shirt at a cheapo store that will be trash by the end of the season.

It’s also about decreasing landfill waste for me. To be able to save something that has been discarded and give it a new life is awesome. I love to buy something that has been created, worn, and discarded… instead of going for something new that would take more water, more chemicals, and add to the carbon footprint.

I still shop in regular stores, but over the years I’ve found myself buying new less and less.

And this is why I share my thrift hauls. To show those of you who haven’t tried thrifting yet that you can find some super awesome amazing items at the thrift store.

So, go pop some tags like Macklemore and share your thrift scores too! Tell everyone you paid $7 for that dress (with pockets, of course) and make sure to tag me at @pocketfulofjoules so I can oooh and aaahhh over them.

{Warning: this is the original version — not the clean one — so there are bad words}

Do you thrift? Why or why not?

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One Response to “Let’s Talk About Thrifting”

  1. Lauren Martinez November 11, 2019 at 10:23 am #

    SO well said, and I am feeling the same way about waste and fast fashion! I got a leather purse this weekend, originally $98, for $4.05 after tax! I guess I should start tagging you, but I love showing them off on my IG story. Totally the same – thrifting is my hobby and I like to find better brands or try trends through it. The hunt is SO fun. I have yet to successfully thrift jeans or shoes, and workout leggings will likely always be bought new, but other than concert t-shirts, I don’t know when I last bought a truly new shirt…
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