Thrifting is a really fun activity that a lot of people have been doing for a long time, and a lot more people have been doing for a short time. (Especially since it’s the only thing in stock right now—ha!)
People are catching on that there are great secondhand things to find and buy! Where we lived in Idaho, there weren’t great thrifting options. Even Facebook Marketplace was sparse. We had a couple antique stores, but now that I’m on the other side of it, I realize what I was missing out on! I’m now really sensitive to people that are living in thrifting black-holes because that was once me! Times are different now, and I’ll be honest… I didn’t really get thrifting before but I get it now!
I’m so in love with these chairs I found for the dining room. The wood is so hunky and charming, I could die! Shopping on our local Marketplace has opened up a floodgate of vintage options, whereas I used to rely on pieces that would ship to me before. I still ship things from Marketplace, and sites like Chairish and 1stDibs. All great options if your left empty-handed shopping locally. I’m also sensitive to the fact that there are many reasons why people would buy secondhand, and I think they’re worth talking about!
Chris and I have bought many things secondhand because of our budget. Buying brand new pieces, especially furniture can be expensive and isn’t always budget friendly. There’s honestly no shame, and I think really beautiful pieces can be found at a killer price!
Less about the price, and more about the thrill of the hunt. You can find really unique, thrifted pieces that tell a story and people will ask, “Where did you get that?” “Oh, it’s thrifted,” meaning, good luck finding a piece just like this! I love sharing with all of you and I think there’s a camaraderie around all of us buying a lot of the same pieces, but sometimes it’s nice to have something that’s just mine. I’m sure you can all relate to that! Having something that’s so exclusive it’s hard to come across.
When you buy something secondhand, you cut down on the amount of natural resources being used, and the amount of energy and pollution being emitted. This is a trait I really honor and value in others and a mindset I’m trying to adopt. There’s a lot of good quality furniture that could be re-homed, rather than buying something new!
I don’t buy everything secondhand. That’s not my goal, and there’s so many people doing that really well. I have thrifted a few things this year that mean so much to me and feel like I’m onto something. Not everyone is in the same position and not everyone does this for the same reason, but all are valid and meaningful. Why do you buy things secondhand?
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