If you’re looking to save money and/or be kinder to the environment, shopping secondhand can be a great way to do this. Of course, there are some items that can be harder to find secondhand, especially in good condition. But here are a few items you should start purchasing secondhand.
Clothing. Outside of items such as socks, shoes, and underwear, it’s not that sketchy to buy clothing secondhand. It might often seem like it is, but you can actually find some pretty good-quality items at a thrift store, depending on where you go. It’s even possible to find items that haven’t been worn before. If they have, though, there’s an advantage to that as well. You’ll be able to see how quickly items might start to get worn down. And it’s definitely possible to avoid making it obvious that you bought items secondhand.
Kitchenware. When you first move out, there will be a lot of things that you need for your kitchen. You’ll likely be able to find a lot of what you’re looking for at your local thrift shop, and you’ll most likely find it for a lower price. A lot of these items might even be a little bit quirky, and it’s definitely still possible to find items that all (at least kind of) match each other.
Books. If you’re a bookworm who pretty frequently purchases new books, you should buy these secondhand as frequently as possible. You’ll often be able to find them at a much lower price. If you’re a college student, you’ll definitely want to do this with textbooks. But the same goes for books you want to read in your spare time. You’ll save money, and you’ll still get the same quality of content.
What are some items you prefer purchasing secondhand? Let me know in the comments.