With a toddler, two teenagers, two adults and three pets in my home, we collect a lot of stuff. From clothes to shoes, puzzles and games to kitchen supplies, we have unused items cluttering our house. With the holidays quickly approaching, we know there will be even more soon....Read More
We don't want to assume that there is a one-size-fits-all Thrifty Philosophy, but we thought we would point out a few highlights of our own:
- Why pay full price when you can get your needs at a fraction of the cost?
- Nobody likes waste and second-hand shopping is the essence of maximizing an itemís value!
- Be an individual and stay unique with your style. After all, nobody wants to be in a "Who wore it better" situation with a coworker or friend who bought the same exact clothes as you!
- Help others! Rather than padding the pockets of big-wig executives, help out those less fortunate in our CNY community, all while looking great!
Now that we have shared some of our thoughts, it's your turn! What's your Thrifty Philosophy? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and read more from fellow shoppers below!
If major designers didn’t allow thrift stores to sell their garments, they would be doing a major disservice to their bottom line. I’ve often discovered designers at the thrift store and loved their pieces so much, I’ve looked to their retail store and/or website! This is especially true for...Read More
In this video, Deb offers creative ways to fix your holey T-shirts – creating unique designs – or use the fabric to create something entirely new! About the Author This vlog was produced by Deborah Fernando. As a full-time mom and wife, Deb frequents Thrifty Shopper for comfy yet fashionable...Read More
A frugal mindset and thrifting lifestyle can change your life, even where you least expect it. For example, I love my new, simplified morning work routine! Partly responsible is this very simplistic, but beautiful tote I picked up at the Binghamton Thrifty Shopper. When packing for work, I had...Read More
It’s the time of year where lawn care and gardening is on everyone’s minds. The internet is full of beautiful and creative gardening and landscaping ideas. However, a lot of them — even the “affordable” ones — can add up in cost. That’s why most of my lawn and...Read More
Before sharing this week’s thrift haul, I want to talk about getting your money’s worth. Last summer, I found a Victoria’s Secret dress that I am in love with. It is the most flattering dress I own and I will be wearing it for years to come! Best part...Read More
Why plan a thrifty dinner party? Because living on a budget can be difficult, especially if you’re a social person. Going to the movies, eating at restaurants, and shopping are all accepted as common social events. However, not everyone has it in their budget to do these things on...Read More
Adopting a thrifty lifestyle has literally brightened every new day for me. As I’ve eluded to in previous blog posts, I used to experience excess. Excessive amounts of clothing, excessive amounts of time and money spent shopping and excessive amounts of guilt. These days I experience peace from the...Read More
Thrifty blogging has been a blessing to me. It has also allowed me to give back by paying kindness forward. Let me explain. Excavating my entire financial plan took a lot of work. When taking a closer look at the details, there were many gaps. Line for line, my...Read More
Here is my soapbox moment: debt sucks. I shudder thinking about the millions stolen from hard working Americans every day. Seeing banks I formerly did business with, or carried mortgages and credit cards with in the headlines makes me sick to my stomach. Where was I all of those...Read More
Since gravitating toward a simpler, mindful, thrifty lifestyle, I’ve spent a great deal of time contemplating my why. It’s easy to identify now, but the frustration that mounts prior to receiving new information is often where learning occurs. You learn what you don’t want to feel like any longer....Read More
For wedding planners on a budget, there is no greater place in the world than a thrift store. From vintage glassware to wedding gowns, there’s no shortage of prizes for those willing to search! Let’s not forget that vintage style is always in fashion. Everyone loves a shabby chic...Read More
I used to sit in designer home stores and marinate in the exquisiteness. Who doesn’t love a luscious, wintery Pottery Barn table scape, right?! I seriously couldn’t resist those moments when I made the hour and a half trek to Destiny. What can I say?! Instead, I should have...Read More
The holiday shopping season is in full swing. Instead of flocking to department stores like everyone else, try finding gifts at your local thrift store. Not only can you save money, you can also avoid the crowds while supporting local charities and organizations. Whether you’re a new thrift store...Read More
When your husband takes a tumble and Turkey Day’s a bust. What’s a thrifting queen to do when weekly thrifting plans adjust?! Why you help him convalesce at home of course! We had quite the holiday weekend after my poor husband suffered a serious fall while hunting Thanksgiving morning....Read More
You know that song Champagne taste on a beer budget? Well, my hand is raised as if I’m a member of Shopper’s Anonymous and it’s my turn to overshare. You can only imagine the glory I’ve been in since discovering thrifting. But it wasn’t always a walk in the...Read More
The advent of spring brings with it beautiful flowers, longer days and warmer temperatures. It also brings a change to the clothing racks at Thrifty Shopper and 3fifteen! Gone are the long sleeve shirts, sweaters and heavy outer wear, and we more than gladly (especially after this winter) welcome...Read More
Wow!! What a beautiful weekend we just experienced here in Central New York. A true opportunity to do some spring cleaning, both indoors and outdoors, while simply enjoying our environment. There were even some garage sales taking place throughout the region. Speaking of garage sales, the season of reselling...Read More
UGGH!! This winter has been brutal and just doesn’t want to quit. And there are signs it won’t be going away as soon as we hope. This past week, I saw Jadis—the white witch from Narnia—downtown in her horse-drawn sleigh. She offered me some Turkish Delight, but I wisely...Read More
For the first three years of his life, my nephew Leon had accumulated an expansive and expensive wardrobe. He was the first nephew and grandchild of our family and dressing him was so much fun for us; we all got very carried away Leon is now five and a...Read More