Recently, I came across a sentence in one of those de-cluttering blogs which really related.
If you don’t like the item, but don’t know what you would like better, make a note of it and keep your eyes out for a replacement.
That message I think was made for me. Maybe for you too?
You see, I don’t really need another table lamp. I mean, I have one and it’s the right height and all, and I already own it, so why would I buy another?
The problem is, I don’t really like the lamp I have next to that chair. I just don’t know what I’d like better.
What a perfect excuse to stop at every resale shop I pass.
Because, although I sdon’t know what I’d like better than the lamp I have now, there may be, lurking in the corner of some thrift or consignment shop, my heart’s desire…
I don’t know what I want… but I’ll know it when I see it.
even if right now, I don’t know what that lamp is gonna look like. But somewhere, in some wonderful little shop, my lamp awaits…
It’s time to start thinking of your garden: decorating it is the best fun (way more fun than digging in the dirt which is where the worms live…)
and of course, HowToConsign has some ideas for you!
For example, some DIY hobby ideas with resale goods that are pretty enough to gift your hostess with:
Outfit your yard with a potting bench/ garden control center for $25 or so plus some paint…
Use your consignment shop finds as a frame/ support to make those vines look FAB:
And here, if your plants are tired and need a place to sit down:
Of course, just THINKING about planting all that makes YOU want to sit a spell…
How have YOU used your resale shop finds to make your landscape unique?
Are you underwhelmed, sometimes, at the stuff in the thrift, resale, and consignment shops around you?
All you need to do is add a little YOU.
More? Sure. Look here and here and here on our Pinterest Idea Boards!
Not everything needs to be washed every time you wear it. BUT… everything you want to take in to your favorite resale, consignment, or thrift shop should be freshly washed. Yes, even if it came straight from your closet.