Low cost solutions to
up-cycle your wardrobe
It’s 6:45 am on a Saturday and I grab my oversized Ikea
bag, and my hot tea just as Samantha arrives. I get in her car
and we both take sips of our hot beverages and try to wake
up and be ready to be on our toes in the next thirty minutes.
handful of people are also waiting in line. As the doors open,
Samantha and I descend upon the warehouse portion of the
building where giant bins await us full of donated clothing.
Once inside, we move quickly to claim our area of a bin and
a pound. Samantha and I have been occasional thrift shoppers
for over twenty years, and the “sack sales” are unbelievable.
We have found tons of name brand clothing, brand-new
items, gently used expensive denim, and trendy treasures
while shopping in the bins.
If you are like me, you are probably asking yourself the
same question I did when I found out about sacks sales,
“where did all these clothes come from?” The truth is, with
the fashion industry pumping out new trends constantly,
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