Some of you like couponing. In fact, it's almost your calling in life you're so good at it. Seeing the tally of savings on the bottom of a receipt gives you a bit of a high. Me, I HATE couponing. Can't stand it. The only time I really did it was in the 2 months my husband was looking for work. If I don't NEED to do it, I won't. Couponing just adds too much stress in my life that I don't need. So where do I save money? THRIFTING. I get that high off of finding an awesome deal on pretty much anything at a yard sale or in a thrift store. For me, it's like treasure hunting. And thrifting really is a part of my worldview—using what has already been made and instead of old things heading to landfills or new things going through production and creating a ton of pollution....REUSE, REDUCE, RECYCLE.
To help aid you in realizing how awesome thrifting is (though I suspect many of you reading this already DO know), I will be doing several posts when I've collected some awesome treasures to show you all. I'll also list the price (if I remember) and where I found it.
Collected on Saturday while yardsaling and today while thrifting:
Art Nouveau poster (by Cheret)—$12.97 (Salvation Army)
Vacuum—$25 (Miracle Hill)
Towel Hanger—$3 (Miracle Hill)
Tray—$1.50 (Yard Sale) (to hold potted plants in the dining room)
Copper Watering Can—$1 (Yard Sale) (plan is to plant succulents in it)
Trash Can—$5 (Miracle Hill)
Bamboo Utensil Holder—$4 (Miracle Hill)