The New Year is a time for people to reflect upon their growth over the past year, and to set their goals for the coming year. As thrifters, we are constantly striving to do more for our bank accounts, families, closets, and the environment. Now that the holiday craze is winding down, we can focus on setting our intentions for the coming year. Here are the New Year’s Resolutions of some top thrifters. #New2You
Luvie, Thrifter & Mother of 5
I have spent a lot of time decluttering during the year of 2017. So, my goal for 2018 is to only buy things that I absolutely love. Because I am a mom with 5 kids I want to make sure I also only purchase clothes that I’m comfortable doing multiple activities in. You never know when you will be chasing kids around, rolling around on the ground, and then have to jump up to go be somewhere. I want my clothes to encompass all the activities of being a mom but still look stylish. And thriftiness is always key. Outfitting a family of seven shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg, and it doesn’t have to if you’re smart about it.
Amelia Johnson, Thrifter, Blogger, & Fashion Feature Editorial Fellow at College Fashionista
In 2018, I am keeping my resolutions attainable and sustainable. Thrifting is already a love of mine, so it is the perfect activity to incorporate into my goals for 2018. This year, I hope to purchase all of my clothing from second-hand stores. This is definitely ambitious, but also achievable! Not only is this better for the budget, but it is friendlier to the environment. Another goal of mine is to donate at least five clothing items each month. I often notice myself keeping pieces that I rarely wear. By donating, I can keep a cohesive closet and give my used clothes a new life. Here’s to a thrifty new year!
In the upcoming New Year, our family has a goal of eliminating debt in order to travel more. One way to do that is to find ways to spend less on things we need like clothing without sacrificing our own individuality and self-expression. Swap allows us to save money so that we can create amazing memories instead of paying retail prices for memories that hang in your closet.
I love buying clothing for my children and myself that is fun to style and shoot for photos and also wear in everyday life. I love knowing that we are giving new life to clothing and I don’t have to worry about them getting dirty or worn because of their cost. I want my children to play and run and get dirty and laugh, even when they are wearing outfits that I had so much fun styling and piecing together. I am proud that I have been able to carry a passion with me through my life and incorporate into the daily life of my growing family year after year.That’s how 7 of our top thrifters are resolving to improve in 2018, but we want to hear from YOU! Comment below to tell us how you plan on going green in 2018, or share your resolutions with us on social media, using #New2You. Make 2018 the thriftiest yet by following us on Instagram and Facebook for more tips on saving money, growing more sustainable, and being stylish this year.