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My $1 Shopping Spree

Today I took what I didn’t need to the Montana Rescue Mission Store.
It’s Montana’s best thrift store.
Of course I had to go in and see if they had
any bargains that were on my “need” list.
I picked up three t-shirts at $1 each.
I also chose a tank and a lace shirt that
had caught my eye a while back.
Both were $1 each.
The last two items were sweaters.
A cream color short sleeve was $1.
My splurge was a black cuddly pullover
for $5.99 but it fit what I needed.
My total ticket was $10.99 for
3 tees, 2 sweaters, one tank, and
one lace shirt.

I was amazed at the good condition
of each item. The black sweater had some threads
that needed some repair but were easily fixed.

My summer item list is nearly complete.
I want to buy pants a little closer to summer.
My plan is to minimize my size. 😉

What is your latest best bargain?

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When the Old is New Again

If you are reading this you may have chosen all or part of a minimalist lifestyle. You may have chosen to stop shopping and find your authentic self. Just because you have chosen this way of living doesn’t mean that it has to be boring. There are many ways to shake things up and make the old seem new again.

* Download one or many of the classics for a “new” book to read at The Gutenberg Project
* Move your furniture around in your house. Even think about changing pictures or paint a wall.
* Build a new board game out of scrap wood. You can find plenty around construction projects. Ask the builder permission before you enter a site.
* Trade things with a neighbor.
* Make new combinations of your wardrobe.
* Use ThredUp to swap children’s clothes, books, and toys.
* Check out Freecycle to find something you might need, then give away something else.
* Look around and see what you can do with what you already have.

What have you done with your old stuff to make it new?

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