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August 17th is National Thrift Shop Day — August 17, 2018

August 17th is National Thrift Shop Day

August 17th is National Thrift Shop Day. We all know that I think it should be a national holiday. 🙂 I love my thrift shopping – both shopping and writing about it. I take great enjoyment out of the “hunt” and I have met some remarkable people along the way. Please remember when you shop My Sister’s Place, Goodwill, Salvation Army, Habitat For Humanity, Angel Street, Cauz For Pawz, Housing Works, Humane Society of New Rochelle and countless others, you are supporting PHENOMENAL causes and helping change countless lives. So on National Thrift Shop Day, please go out and shop, you will be supporting someone in need and helping the environment!! Every piece of clothing purchased second-hand means one less new one produced.

So in honor of National Thrift Shop Day, here are my top reasons why I love thrift shopping:

You are more than likely supporting a charity that helps people in need.

You are helping to save the environment.

Thrift shopping allows you to create your own style, be unique and try different things.

You are saving money.

Vintage pieces can make an outfit look spectacular.

You can decorate your home inexpensively.

You can housewares at a fraction off the cost.

You meet some amazing people along the way.

Thrift stores have sales too.


The enjoyment I get from thrift shopping especially when I find a really special piece.

Happy National Thrift Shop Day!!

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Until next time, Happy Shopping!

New Rochelle’s Habitat For Humanity of Westchester ReStore — August 11, 2015

New Rochelle’s Habitat For Humanity of Westchester ReStore

What Habitat for Humanity does is give people affordable housing among many things. The Habitat for Humanity Restore in New Rochelle helps fund efforts for the Habitat of Humanity of Westchester. Last year Habitat for Humanity along with a multitude of volunteers was acknowledged for turning two formerly foreclosed houses in Yonkers into places to call home for two Iraq War veterans and their families in the newly named Battle Hill neighborhood. Also, Veterans Build is Habitat for Humanity of Westchester’s initiative to provide housing solutions and volunteer and employment opportunities to U.S. Veterans, Military Service Members and their families. What better reason do you need than this to go to this fairly new Restore to shop? Plus these stores were “green” long before it was “cool” to be green and did I say that the prices are reasonable.


According to a recent article in the City Review New Rochelle article — In addition to class offerings, community activism and raising money for a variety of important causes, ReStore hires vulnerable members of the community that have faced challenges, including local veterans and fire victims that have lost their homes, and provides them with an honest way to make a living while giving back to the community.


There is 10,000 (yes 10,000) square feet of retail space and it is filled with everything from furniture, lamps, home décor, appliances and so much more. Some of their stock is from the sets of television shows.


The day that I stopped in they had a magnificent array of dinner wares, housewares, lamps, home décor, art work and so much more. They had shelves and shelves of the housewares. The furniture was in abundance and all in good condition and reasonably priced. I saw some wonderful home accent tables. The furniture at the Restore comes in a wide variety of decors so please go take a look. There is just so much to see, you will be pleasantly surprised at what the ReStore Offers.

Whether you are going off to college, moving into your first apartment or just want to update, this is a definite stop you should make!

Habitat For Humanity of Westchester Restore
659 Main Street
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Phone: (914) 699-2791
Hours: 10AM-7PM Tuesday-Saturday
10AM-4PM Sunday

Until next time, HAPPY SHOPPING!!!

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