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
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 email@example.com and read more from fellow shoppers below!
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
My first trip to the North Syracuse Thrifty Shopper was inspired by my acupuncturist. I have always loved her style and every time I told her I liked what she was wearing, she would tell me she got it from a thrift store. When I finally asked her where...Read More
You’ve purchased the perfect gift. Now, how do you get the extra wow factor when presenting it? Start by ditching the familiar old wrapping paper and gift bags. Think outside of the gift box and give your gift the edge it deserves! We have collected some great ideas to...Read More
Summer has arrived! Is your social calendar full yet? Free time during the summer months tends to fill up quickly with graduation parties, weddings, bridal and baby showers, family reunions, class reunions, weekend barbecues – so much opportunity for friends and families to gather! And, more likely than not,...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
Have you heard the news?! The buzz has been all over social media and the air waves – something big is coming to town!! The Rescue Mission is partnering with 93Q and Shoppingtown Mall to offer Syracuse’s Largest Indoor Garage Sale on Saturday, April 25. Broadcasting live from 9...Read More
If you are a gardener, you will recognize this item immediately. If not, let me tell you about it. This is a seed starting tray. There are three parts: the base, the individual cells and the lid. In early spring, they might be a little costly at some stores,...Read More
Our Thrifty Shopper in Oswego recently got its shot at national fame! Oswego residents Lauren and Mark Greutman were featured on ABC Nightline News earlier this month and brought the cameras into their local Thrifty Shopper. The frugal living experts were showing viewers how to master living cheaply, providing...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
It feels like an eternity since we could venture out without wearing clothes that weigh more than we do – combine the wind chill with single-digit temperatures and a brisk walk feels more like an expedition across the tundra than an opportunity to clear one’s mind. Fortunately, there are...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
Winter came in like a lion this year, and settled in like king of the frozen jungle we call Syracuse. I personally love the cold and snow, but some of the things that accompany winter can snuff the wonder out of our winter wonderland. Cold and flu season; the...Read More
Recently I was thinking about all the different ways Thrifty Shopper helps me and I was pretty amazed. I may not be in their targeted population, yet there are so many ways the organization helps and affects my life. Also, through me, and others, they are able to impact...Read More