The greatness of used items.
Second hand shopping may not be your preferred method, but have you even given it a try?
Did you know that every year in the United States, 25 billion pounds of clothing ends up in the trash? Instead of tossing your items, think about all the reasons why you can and should repurpose them.
There are some super unique and exciting perks of buying used items that you probably haven’t even realized.
Not all used goods are ‘garbage’, in fact, some of the best items are used or second hand. The best items are usually the ones that are vintage and worn. There’s something about the detailed texture and rips of old clothing that makes it so special.
Usually a second hand, online app, consignment shop, or flea market type of store will carry the best repurposed items.
In addition to vintage items being unique and out of the ordinary, the quality is usually way better, because let’s face it, items are not made the way that they used to be.
When you repurpose items, you get to reinvent them in your own way, and create a new life and story for the objects. If it’s clothing, you get to add your fashion sense and show it off in your own special way.
Vintage items are always one of a kind, so you get to represent the item yourself.
Second hand shopping will also help conserve our planet and its resources. When purchasing this way, you also will help keep the money local, and in your community.
A secret tip for purchasing second hand is to evaluate based on quality. Since most second hand items have already been broken in and worn, you’ll be able to clearly judge the quality of the items.
The items are almost endless, because they get restocked on a daily basis. Even if one day is a miss, just check back the next day.
If you’re a person who enjoys name brand labels, second hand is probably the best option for you. While it’s always hit, or miss, there are so many ‘hit’ opportunities to choose from, so be sure to suit your stylish needs.
Whether you like it or not, second hand shopping is on the rise. Get ahead of the trend and become a pro. You’ll be happy to be a head of the game.