Taking the plunge into shopping for second-hand items can be an intimidating task. But there is a range of benefits available to shoppers that make second-hand shopping worth the effort. From lowered environmental impact to scoring better quality items for less, here are five reasons to consider shopping second-hand.

1. Lower Environmental Impact

2. Lower Prices

3. Increase Quality

4. Support Small Business

5. Connect to History

Shopping second-hand allows shoppers to not only support local businesses and to connect to history, but also provides a way to lower environmental impact, lower the cost of acquiring items, and increase the overall quality of the items being bought.

Buying second isn’t as time consuming as is used to be with the addition of sites like eBay, Etsy and Poshmark, you can still get great deals for higher quality items without the headache of driving around from thrift to thrift or yard sale to yard sale day after day on the hunt for that perfect item, since time isn’t an issue you can buy more! (I mean you are saving on gas after all right?!) It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a hard to find one of a kind item or just want to help out the environment and buy preowned clothes, it is ALL at your finger tips now! Do you know how much water it takes to make a shirt?! It’s insane and with fast fashion on the rise now is the time to buy pre-owned name brand clothes, imo.

So, before you head to the store for your next big purchase, take a moment to consider shopping second-hand, and reap the rewards it has to offer.

8 responses to “5 Reasons to Shop Second Hand”

  1. drandreatowersscott Avatar

    Most of my wardrobe is second-hand. Thanks for bringing the benefits to the attention of your readers!

    1. So many benefits right?! Absolutely love thrifting & helping others 👍🏼👍🏼

  2. I totally agree with this. It definitely helps the environment and it’s more budget-friendly. I myself have a few items up on Poshmark. I’m happy to let go of them for a fraction of the price so they can go to somebody who needs them.

    1. Love hearing this❤️🌎❤️

  3. Tetyana Skrypkina Avatar
    Tetyana Skrypkina

    Thanks for sharing!
    I will think about buying something from Second Hand. Normally I buy something new and then donate it.

    1. Thanks for reading!! I appreciate it &
      if you ever consider reselling instead of donating I’ll be happy to help in any way I can 🙂

      1. Tetyana Skrypkina Avatar
        Tetyana Skrypkina

        I am based in Ukraine, so I am not sure if you could help.
        But thanks a lot for offering! 😃

  4. You’re very welcome, be safe.

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