TBT: Used Baby Gear

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Just as good or not good enough?

I’ve always been a bigger fan of “Reusing” than “Reducing” and “Recycling”. I’m not the only thriftstore bargin hunter and garage-salers at The Green Baby Guide, so I combed through the archives for the best posts on used baby gear.

The Thrift Store Thrill

Used Clothing: How Safe is It?

Low Cost Children’s Presents: Getting Creative With Thrift Store Gifts for Kids

Digging for Tightwad Treasures at Outlet Thrift Stores

The Thrill of Thrift Shopping

The Best Place to Buy Used Gear: A Consignment Shop!

Are Secondhand Baby Clothes Greener than Organic Ones?

Garage Sale Gift Shopping

Garage Sale Shopping for Baby Clothes
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How Long Have You Been a Frugalista?

If you are tuning into Greenbabyguide.com for our budget-friendly tips, have you always been interested in living on less?  Are you new to this penny pinching lifestyle?

I was born into a family of cheapskates. At one point in my life this was a huge drag, but the older I get, the more I appreciate my homegrown education in personal finance. It dovetails nicely with my green goals and has helped us build a secure financial foundation for our family.

Now that I’m home with the kids, our family has taken frugality to a whole new level. We embrace thrift stores, cloth diapers, garage sales, Grocery Outlet, and coupons. And more importantly, our quality of family life has drastically improved.
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The Thrift Store Thrill

I am an addict.  My blood pressure rises ever so slightly when I walk through the doors of my favorite second-hand shop and get ready to hunt for treasures.

Thrift store shopping to save money on clothingIt wasn’t always like this.  When I began my adventures in thrift store shopping there was hesitation. I thought most things were scuffed up, stained and shrunken and that you always had to shlep through junk.

But when I started making thrift stores my first stop as part of a commitment to greener living, I was shocked by how often I could find what we needed at a fraction of the cost.  Night lights, bathroom scales, furniture, Tupperware, toys, and, most importantly, clothes.
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