Sunday, April 24, 2016

He Would Give You The SHIRT Off His Back


No matter what the circumstance, some people are generous to a T. They would sacrifice anything necessary to help someone. When you walk into a thrift store usually the first thing you see are rows and rows of clothes. Particularly shirts and tops. For me, this gives new meaning to the old expression, “He would give you the shirt off his back.” Every item in a Goodwill, St. Vincent De Paul, Agape or Salvation Army has been donated. That means someone, somewhere gave these organizations the shirt off their back. Something to think about, isn’t it?  Helping others starts at home. Let’s all do our part to recycle and  help these charities make money. Clean your closet. Donate your clothes and buy Previously Worn ones. Shop THRIFT. It saves the environment.  It’s cheaper than a department store. And better than a yard sale. You’ll be thrilled with what you find. Conversation starters abound.



Tuesday, April 12, 2016

WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES


The expression “ You never truly know someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” has new meaning when you thrift.  Shoes are a commodity we all need. But new ones can be costly. And I’ve discovered used ones,  hold their value if the tread is good. That means they’ve still got life in them like a pair of car tires. The question is, would you wear shoes someone else has walked in? Or do you find that distasteful? And why? I myself, have no qualms doing it. I have found more interesting styles , bigger selection of sizes and colors... thrifting shoes… than I otherwise would find in regular stores. As an avid thriftier, I am telling you not to IGNORE previously worn shoes, as a purchase for yourself. They are worth a second look…  and can fit in your closet right next to something new, without taking a chunk out of your wallet… and still look like a million bucks.  RECYCLE the past. You won’t see your wardrobe coming and going. "WALKING in someone else's shoes is a testament to WHO you are."