Thrifting as a lifestyle movement goes beyond mere consumption; thrifting (scouring the planet for secondhand goods) is used as a way to recycle, repurpose, create, collect, diversify, live sustainably, make meaning, and make/save money.
I have been part of this movement for over 30 years and use my thrifting skills to meet almost all of my family's consumer needs, from home goods and fashion, to making art and having fun. I love styling all my thrift store finds, and if you want to see my colorful, eclectic creations, check out my instagram page here. Plus, it is my favorite and most sustained way to do self care and affirm my values.
I love talking about thrift but as you might guess, my people are tired of hearing it so I started a podcast called Thrift Therapy. This name is fitting for two reasons: self care obviously, and I am a therapist by trade! I love to do a deep dive into the psychology of all kinds of topics, why not thrifting? Haven't you ever wondered about the minds of thrifters? So what makes this podcast unique is not that I interview thrifters (which I do), but my educated deconstruction of thrift processes, and ability to help people express their minds authentically.
Join us as we openly discuss thrift related ideas and issues, such as do-it-yourself projects, collecting obsessions, vintage restoration, parsing goods, environmental ethics, and reselling adventures. LISTEN HERE.
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