Why Resale Shopping Is A Better Shopping Choice /Written by Janice Tindle

Someone made a comment about feeling bad about getting a deal at a thrift store. They felt they were taking advantage of someone else’s misfortunes. Perhaps someone died. Downsized. Had to move away or into a nursing home. All true. Those things do happen. But sometimes people just choose to get rid of stuff. They get tired of it. Redecorate or remodel, take in a parent or a child goes off to college. Children grow up, people gain and lose weight. Garage sales have leftovers and some just give up their life as sellers of second hand wares. Whatever the reason, a treasure ends up in your hands. Be happy!

At resale stores you can find items you just can’t get anymore. It is a place to find vintage jewelry, old records, pottery and glass that was once made in the USA. It was made to last and stand the test of time. You appreciate that. You collect it, cherish and treasure it. It makes you happy.

Perhaps you buy there to sell elsewhere. That’s OK too. Because you are selling to someone who also appreciates the things of yesteryear or a good deal. Either way, it is good for the planet. Better to resale something and sell it a dozen times than to make a ton a stuff that won’t last very long and end up in a landfill. Let’s face it, they just don’t make things like they used to anymore. Things are purposely made to wear out so you must throw it out and buy another. This is not good for the planet.

Another reason is you can save a ton on children’s clothes and toys. This way, you have the money for those items that must be new. I grew up on resale. It was great! I was never told something was too expensive or that I couldn’t have it because it was just like one at home. So when we did go to the retail stores, it was special. I learned to care for and treasure my possessions.

Shopping resale also helps those in need like the disabled and disadvantaged if that store employs or sets aside monies for them. So you are also helping your fellow man, which is a good thing.

Of course, if you go into it with the idea of being greedy then, these words are not for you, and you may need to reexamine your life. But that’s a subject for another time.

So be joyful at the resale store and try to buy only what you really have to have and not clutter up your house so that it looks like a junk store. Otherwise, when you pass, some poor slub will have to lug all your junk down to the thrift store! So when you go to the resale shop this weekend, why not do a good clearing out and donate to a charity shop where it will do some good instead of collecting dust in your basement or garage. That being said, I think I will do just that!

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NOTICE: NOTHING, and I mean NOTHING, from my website janicetindle.com may be use without a request in writing to me. Permission, if granted, will be done in writing. Failure to do so will result in possible prosecution. I am the sole owner of my words and at point of publication on this site it is copyrighted as mine. - copyright 2012 Janice Tindle In 2010, I suffered a traumatic brain injury and other injuries when hit by an under insured driver. It changed my life. I now live with Dystonia, a rare and painful neurologal disorder that causes involuntary muscle spasms and abnormal posturing. There is no treatment or cure. The best one can do is treat the symptoms. You can learn more at DMRF.org. I try to write about people and things that help and inspire my readers. You can find more of my story by going to helphopelive.org. I am also on Facebook, where I have five pages, Pain Brain -Anti- Inflammatory Foods, Brain Tears, The Positive Posters Page, Traumatic Brain Injury Resources Page, Janice Tindle- Writer. I am also on Twitter and LinkedIn. Simply Google my name and my published articles should appear. I've been published in Fearless Caregiver, Today's Caregiver, TBI Hope and Inspiration Magazine, The Mighty.com, and several other publications. I am currently a caregiver for my dear mother. My hope is to someday finish my books, "Get Back Up!" and "Galicia's Granite" during my mother's lifetime. Your interest in my care, recovery and writing is greatly appreciated. Thank you. Comments are welcome.
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2 Responses to Why Resale Shopping Is A Better Shopping Choice /Written by Janice Tindle

  1. This is what has been on my mind lately. Oh the stuff I need my to get rid of. Loved this.

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