Dress to Impress (for Less), Money Matters, Second-hand Scavengers

My shop on Etsy

My interview with Grace has inspired me to sell some of my vintage collection on Etsy. Back in the days of pov-uni-studentdom, I used to sell unwanted books and CDs on eBay (I even made a profit when I sold my Death Cab for Cutie and Tamora Pierce to some European buyers) but I thought I’d give Etsy a go since it seems to be the online marketplace for all things vintage and quirky.

The shop I’ve opened up is called ‘mustbethrifty’ (naturally) and over the next few months, I will be slowly uploading some vintage pieces that I love but no longer wear or have room for. So please drop by if you’re a size 10-12 in need of some retro/vintage flavour.

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Going Green, Second-hand Scavengers

For sale, sale, sale…

For sale. Image courtesy of Tony (note: Tony does not endorse the author or the contents of mustbethrifty.com)After a year of living out of her backpack, my friend Grace has been doing some ‘severe decluttering’. When I asked her how her long weekend went, she told me that she had just sold everything she had put up on Gumtree to some ‘really lovely people’. I was so impressed by her success, I started asking questions.

Mustbethrifty: What made you decide to sell your stuff?

Grace: After coming back from working in the slum regions overseas I felt overwhelmed and confronted by my storage container…Where did all this stuff come from? Did I really own that many pairs of shoes? And that large suitcase of clothes? Continue reading