If you’ve been feeling the pinch of the economy lately, like many people you’re thinking of ways to save more money. We all know we’re not giving up that Starbucks coffee, so there has to be another way…
While it’s tempting to fall for all those shiny new objects in big-box stores, there are TONS of used items that are looking for new homes.
Did you know that the U.S. produces 268 million tons of trash per year? Instead of trashing an item, why not sell it, recycle it, or upcycle it? Instead of buying all new items, why not shop at thrift stores or online auctions for used items?
In our opinion, buying used items is one of the best ways to save money in 2023. If each of us bought used items as opposed to going to Target or Walmart to buy new items every once in a while, that can have a huge impact on the environment. What do you think?
It’s inspiring to watch people on Instagram or TikTok take unwanted used furniture and give them a brand new life. Maybe you don’t have the time to take on those types of projects but you can certainly support individuals or businesses who do it. If you do like to upcycle furniture, people like Kerry Willetts on Instagram offer a ton of tips and inspiration.
There are so many types of items that you can make new again besides furniture. Have you ever repurposed an item? This is taking an item that was used for one thing and turning it into something completely different. An example of this is taking a wood pallet and turning it into a coffee table. How about taking a vintage glass ashtray and making it into a succulent planter?