I am amazed by all of the bloggers participating in the 31 days series this year! I've picked around 10 new blogs to follow through the next month. I chose many because I think they will help me to clarify my mission and goals relating to simplicity.
One series I have already enjoyed is this one on Thoughtful Thrifting at Growing Up Gillian. She linked to a great post at the Nester about How to Cure Thrift Store Shopping. For the most part, I am a thoughtful and careful thrifter. I work off of a list and don't bring lots of random finds into my wardrobe or home. However, I know that sometimes I feel like I need to resell thrifted finds that didn't work for whatever reason. I rationalize that I can make my money back on an item by reselling on Ebay, so I should. There is an opportunity cost with this scenario...and the time and stress of listing, selling, and packaging on Ebay often takes away from simplicity in my life. I guess the solution is that I need to be even more careful about what I buy. I think going shopping and thrifting less often is key as well.
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