How do you protect the climate, save money, get exercise, have fun and give back to the community all at the same time?
I call it treasure hunting. Others call it “thrifting.”
Treasure hunting has become a fun hobby. I thank my daughter, the minimalist, for showing me the way. I’ll admit to having been a bit of a snob about thrift stores. I was happy to donate my old stuff to them but I never thought to shop in them.
This changed when my daughter, who has been buying her clothes from thrift stores since her high school days, explained the ethical value of recycling. It’s not about whether or not you can afford new stuff; it’s about supporting the concept of recycling to help keep the planet cleaner by reducing waste and carbon emissions from manufacturing. [Read more…]