Category Archives: Secondhand Lifestyle

Top 10 sources for secondhand home decor

If you love to buy secondhand home décor but find yourself always defaulting to the same charity shop, don’t despair! There are several options you can explore that will help you re-ignite the thrill of the hunt and increase your … Continue reading

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Does your favorite thrift store stink? (Probably) Should you still shop there? (Yes)

Have you ever noticed how brand new clothes have that “new-shirt smell”? My mother always said that was “sizing” – apparently a chemical added to the completed garment to help it hold its shape and size until it gets washed. … Continue reading

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Five things I always buy from a thrift store

Over my years of thrift and secondhand shopping, I’ve come to seek out certain things that I always look for and will almost always buy to enhance the cottage style I love to create! It might surprise you to know … Continue reading

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How to bring thrift store finds together for a cohesive look

One of the biggest challenges in creating your cottage style (or any style!) with thrift store finds is achieving a cohesive result in your actual decorating. Acquiring items over time and from different sources probably means that nothing matches – … Continue reading

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Five things you should never buy from a thrift store

I know you can find lots of advice out there about what items to avoid when shopping in a thrift store – one article I read listed sixteen different things! (I mean, what could be left at that point? Certainly … Continue reading

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