There are many ways that buying from thrift stores can be the right choice. One Redditor highlighted one particularly great thrifty find.
A Redditor posted a picture of a colorful array of numerous hanks of yarn they bought at a thrift store with the title: “Goodwill yarn find. It cost me $17. New would have cost me about $120.”
The image appeared on the popular Reddit community r/ThriftStoreHauls, which has more than 2.6 million members.
Yarn has more functions than just something we use to entertain cats. It is also used in textile production to make clothing.
Buying secondhand clothing or the materials used to make it, such as yarn, from thrift stores can save shoppers $1,700 a year on average. Not to mention it prevents new clothing from being produced and eventually ending up in landfills, getting incinerated, or finding itself in the planet’s ecosystems, leaving that large trail of wastewater and air pollution behind.
Reddit users had plenty to say about the bargain.
“Yarn’t gonna get a better deal than that!” one commenter said.
Another added: “Mine auctions everything on their shop goodwill dot com site, even the scrap balls of acrylic.”
“Cascade yarns for a buck each! Wow! They look quite lovely,” another Redditor expressed.
Join our free newsletter for easy tips to save more, waste less, and help yourself while helping the planet.