As a person, the most sustainable thing you can do is stop buying new stuff. And since I’m trying to live as sustainable as I can, I took the pledge to not buy anything new. You can see how I did the past year in this blogpost. But, sometimes you do need things. I don’t think I can buy nothing for the rest of my life, and that wouldn’t be fun. But luckily, there is a solution! Thrifting. Buying things secondhand, so no new resources are needed. And that’s exactly what I did.
What I needed
I barely ever go thrift shopping when I don’t need anything. Why go then, right? So, for today I had planned to look for certain things. And I found almost all of them! However, when I go thrift shopping I sometimes come across rare beauties in my opinion, that’s the fun of thrift shopping! Nobody else has these things and it barely costs you a thing. Win for the earth, win for your uniqueness and win for your wallet! So, I did also buy some other things, aside from what I needed. Because, well, I like special things and when I like something thrifted I usually buy it. I needed two plastic bins for a project coming up (more about that soon!), some storage jars, a new water bottle, and two fitted sheets in white because I’m sick of the current ones I have.
What I bought
I went to two different thrift stores today, since I had a full day off from work. Both ‘Kringloop Enschede’ en ‘Het Goed’ were the stores I went to. I bought a water bottle, some storage jars, two plastic bins, a thing for up my wall (I don’t know how to call it), a knitted piece of art in a frame and a rug! The two plastic bins, two storage jars, the knitted piece of art and that thing for up my wall I bought at ‘Kringloop Enschede’ at it all cost me 6 euro’s! This store is sooo cheap! The rug cost me 19,95 euro’s, the water bottle 50 cents and some more storage jars together 2,25 euro’s. All a total of 28,70 euro’s! Not expensive at all.
Why I love all this
Well, the decoration things speak for themselves I think. I just thought they were all amazingly beautiful, especially the rug stole my heart. The storage jars I need for myself and the big one for my package free webshop Loose, to store some stock. I lost my water bottle so I needed another one. I decided to go with this plastic one. I bought plastic? Yes! Because it is thrifted, that makes it okay for me. No new resources are needed and so this plastic bottle is okay for now.
I think I proved that secondhand shopping is fun, right? It saves you money and it saves the planet! What’s your favorite of my thrifted items?