Originally Posted by KnittingKara
Like the very *idea* of not buying brand new off the rack was just crazy. I mean, you wash a shirt once and it is "used" right? So, I guess I just see it as all new items are one use or wearing away from "used" (or, at least, that is how I'm working very hard to *try* and see it ...)
Yes, it's funny how many people I know think we're insane for this, wether they say it or not, I can't imagine my MIL every buying used, although she is a great sale shopper.
I'll share my success... well first we bought a used Prius yesterday
We've been looking and looking for a used car since ours was smashed in october, and finally settled on a prius. Ooooooh it's great to drive. I just feeeel like the air is cleaner.
Adina is my inspiration on that one
: hybrid drivers unite!
SO... after we picked it up, I had to return some stuff to BRU (and now have $50 in credit there... safety items I guess?) and needed some office supplies. So... headed to Office Depot, when I spotted a Value Village (thrift store)... lo and behold, I found just what I needed for less than 1/3 the cost, AAAAND i found a little bead slidy toy thing that I have been coveting of Adina's ... and it was only $2. Woohoo!!! Of course Ruby LOVED the bead toy, which made me super happy.
Today I inventoried my freezer, and dumped some stuff that I have no idea how old it was. That felt great. Next the fridge and pantry. Then... I'm moving to my closet.
: this thread. such great inspiration!
Oh, and I'm compacting more in the office... I'm re-using old patient files, instead of buying new