Sunday, November 8, 2009

Thrifting Question For All....

So I had a nice weekend. I spent some time with the Conway gals on Friday night, went thrifting with my mother Saturday morning, and spent some time with our friends having cocktails on Saturday night.

For some reason talk of my thrifting adventures came up a lot this weekend. A lot of our close friends read my blog and im always excited to share my finds and strategies.

A talk of thrifting ethics came up and I began pondering these questions:
  • When you receive many items for free from stores (whether it be from cash back, or register rewards, or coupons & Sales) should you donate these items to charity ? (for instance I have many tubes of free toothpaste under my sink, and I understand that an individual does not need to have 5 tubes of toothpaste at one time, but you can always use toothpaste).

  • Should people who are fortunate enough to be able to buy brand new clothes shop at rummage sales or thrift stores? Or should thrift stores and rummage sales be only for people who cannot afford to buy new clothing for themselves and their family?

I've been thinking a lot about these conversations this weekend, but I would like to know what do you think?

Side Note: Hubby and I are extremely lucky to have such wonderful friends who are able to discuss diverse points of view on so many topics.

1 comment:

  1. I think that thrifting is a good hobby some of the wealthiest people still shop and act like they do not have money, heck there are some in your own town. I don't think that it is a bad thing to have to much of something you never know when you, yourself may need to count on your backup. I think that if you see someone who needs something and you feel you have plenty to share then feel free to share or donate. When your house starts to look like you are hoarding to much don't let it get out of hand nip it in the butt early.