Episode 85: Thrifting

 Have you ever been thrifting?

I recently had 2 dear friends take me thrift shopping. They are experts at this! I had no idea that thrifting is an art, and that you can find so many treasures🌟

Welcome to Lovin My Daughter-in-law Podcast, where my mother-in-law, relationship expert and master certified coach LeAnn Austin, will help you create more love and connection with your daughter-in-law and everyone else you care about.

Hey y’all, you’re listening to Lovin My Daughter-in-law, episode #85: Thrifting

I recently had two dear friends take me thrift shopping. Now, I love to find good deals anywhere. I enjoy garage sales and hand-me-downs, and I think I’ve hit the jackpot when I find anything under 10 bucks.

Going shopping and fashion is not my strong suit. I figured I needed to get rid of my outdated stuff and be just a little more fashionable, especially since I’m going to be a grandma soon.

So my two cute friends took me thrifting. They are experts at this. I had no idea that thrifting is an art, but they have this figured out, and found me so many really nice clothes and shoes. Now you may be wondering, why is this important LeAnn, and what does thrifting have to do with my relationship with my daughter-in-law or anyone that I care about?

Well, here’s my 3 thrifting relationship takeaways.

#1: Thrift shopping is a very fun activity. You can do it with anyone. You have no idea what treasures you will find. You could even make it into a game or a treasure hunt and look for specific items. Exploring thrift stores with family or friends can lead to interesting conversations and discoveries, and is an enjoyable way to spend time together.

#2: Thrift shopping supports charities and is eco-friendly. It reduces the demand for new production, which lowers the environmental impact associated with manufacturing and transportation. Many thrift stores are operated by charitable organizations. The proceeds from sales often go towards funding a variety of community programs.

And #3, my last thrifting relationship takeaway: The economic benefits and gift giving ideas. You can find affordable and unique clothes or home decor for yourself, or to give to others. So fun to find one of a kind gifts for you, or for your family or friends.

Remember, thrifted items have been loved by a previous owner, but are usually in good enough shape to be useful to a new owner. What a fun, sustainable, supportive, financial, adventurous thing to do.

So I challenge you to take your daughter-in-law, or anyone you care about, thrifting and let me know how it goes. I want to hear about your discoveries, and the bond created by those you thrift with.

I love this quote from Paul Octavious: “Thrift shops are my favorite places for inspiration. You never know what you’re going to find. It’s a treasure hunt.” Hmm, something to think about.

Have a good one, y’all, and here’s to thrifting and love.

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