The Importance of Thrift Stores

During the beginning of December, it started getting cooler outside here in Florida. I only had one pair of jeans that fit, so I decided to buy some clothes. At first, I thought about getting more jeans just like the ones I had been wearing because I liked them. However, with Christmas coming, I had a budget and, after seeing how much a new pair5 of jeans would cost, I decided to go to Goodwill for clothes.

I ended up spending $50 at Goodwill. But I got 2 bottoms, 2 shirts, a coat, and 2 dresses.

What a deal!

I felt good being able to buy my clothes from a thrift shop. Turns out, it’s not only good for your wallet, it’s also good for the environment.

Making a new garment uses water. It takes energy. It takes shipping. I was able to save these things by buying my clothes used.

I don’t have a big carbon footprint. However, I currently eat meat because people in my household have diabetes and have to eat meat. There’s no better way for them to get their needed protein. I eat what they eat. So, I eat meat. Being able to buy my clothes used means I can shop for what I need and have minimal effects on the environment.

When I went to Goodwill, I dropped off some clothes, too. I didn’t throw them away. Currently, a good portion of our old garments end up in landfills. I was able to give my old clothes a new life.

Shopping a thrift stores ought to be the latest trend. It’s good on your wallet and good for the environment.

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