Monday, July 6, 2009

Confessions of a Bottom-Feeder

Hi, my name is Jennie and I have a confession to make - I am a bottom-feeder. I LOVE getting other people's cast-offs and looking at their garbage by the side of the road for potential goodies. (Notice how I said look AT not THROUGH the garbage. A girl has to have her dignity.) I love thrift stores and garage sales. I love getting stuff for basically free.

I have not always been a bottom-feeder. Until two years ago I had never shopped at a thrift store, had rarely used a coupon, and thought living with other people's cast offs was a sign of poverty.

Now, I am a changed woman. The change didn't come all at once nor was it completely easy. However, when I saw all the great stuff people throw away, I knew it was worth it. In the two years I have been bottom-feeding, I have saved thousands of dollars.

It is no longer a sign of poverty to me, but a sign of money saviness. The old addage of "A penny saved is a penny earned" is very true. Then when you take that money and invest it, it becomes worth even more.

Bottom-feeding tastes so good ! :)


  1. You would love that I found a skirt and shoes at goodwill for 8.50 total!!! They are darling. The skirt was new, with tags, must have been mis-sized since it was "big" for my size (hahah--that was to make me feel good), and the shoes were used, but so classy.

  2. Way to go Sara!! Goodwill, Good stuff.