As thrifters, we love to search through other folks junque (I thought if I spelled it that way it would elevate the word “junk” a bit more!). so, as part of being a true thrifter, we also need to practice the reverse thrifting. Meaning, when we donate our treasures instead of throwing them away if we no longer want or need them. This way we keep the circle of thrifting going.
And that is what I have been doing a lot of lately……decluttering, purging and donating.
I bit the bullet and got serious about going through my hardcover crafting, sewing, decorating and design books. Oh, the fun we have had together! But, now it is time for someone else to enjoy them.
When I purchase these wonderful books, I sit down and enjoy browsing them from cover to cover. then I go back and put slips of paper in between the pages of things I want to try or to remember. So, before I donated these books, I scanned those pages into my computer. That way I still have them without having the book.
And as you can see, I went though all our fiction books and magazines that we have read as well and gathered them for donation.
This is one of the smallest libraries I have ever been in. It is near our home and I really try to support them by donating all our books there.
And I support them by buying a lot of used books from them. Yup, they generally get re-donated. But, look at those prices!
Besides books, I have gone through all of our clothes closets and did some serious purging in there. I even including my purses, sandals, jewelry and other fashion accessories in this big purge.
So, I had donations for one of our favorite thrift stores.
We have been donating all of our un-needed or un-used things here since they have opened. We also shop here a lot. They have a wonderful staff and help out the local community by providing needed things to those who are in bad situations.
When you donate linens, especially sheets, it is helpful to the store if you include a little note of what size they are. It just makes it easier.
So, you can see I still have …..
…..still alive and going strong here. Next up for a purge-a-thon is the pantry. Anything I don’t think I will be able to use soon and it is close to an expiration date, will get donated to a local food bank.
Let’s check out some fun posts from last week. Ladies please feel free to grab the I was featured button for your blog (I also have it in htlm code on the sidebar).
Did you see the transformation of these plastic urns? Wonderful! If not, head over to Sue’s Blog Sullivan and Murphy
Did you see the amazing gift of gorgeous linens Jeanetteann at Heirloom Treasures received? Beautiful!
And Zuni at Chickadee Home Nest shared this beautiful tablescape. Just lovely!
Thank you ladies for such wonderful posts!
I hope everyone is have a great week! Thanks for stopping by and joining the party!
Let’s see your thrifty love!