The Benefits of Shopping
Responsibly and Cheaply
At Thrift Stores
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Shopping today takes many forms.
Aside from the usual shopping
centers and online websites, one trend
that has re-emerged on the scene is
thrift store shopping.
Thrift stores first became popular in
the late 19th century, when clothes
were seen as more disposable due to
Goodwill and The Salvation Army
have started organizing their items
like department stores, making more
people feel comfortable doing thrift
With several racks of distinct trends,
one can enjoy a unique style of
shopping that is easy on the wallet.
Thrift store shopping can benefit you
more than you think. Here are the
best reasons we should all shop at
1. It Saves You Money.
People with limited financial
resources often shop at thrift stores to
stretch their budgets. Frugal living is
always a good idea.
It is always helpful to practice
frugality, whenever possible. Why
pay the full price for a new item if you
can get one at a thrift store at a steep
With thrift store shopping, you can
get many pieces and still save a whole
2. It Supports Charities.
Most thrift shops are operated by
charitable or non-profit groups. Local
churches, schools, hospitals, and even
rehab centers often have resale stores
to support their causes.
While you can donate items to show
your support, you can help them even
more by buying their items.
3. It Saves The Environment.
Shopping for thrift shop clothes
provides less damage to the
environment. Evidence shows that
only about 20% of discarded clothes
are being reused or recycled.
The remaining 80% of textiles are
being incinerated or dumped in
Incineration produces carbon dioxide
and other gases, which causes global
warming and is dangerous to your
With retail manufacturing
contributing to more waste and
pollution, shopping at a thrift store
encourages reusing and recycling