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Thrift confession

Today I ventured out to one of my favorite thrift stores in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. I could literally spend a good 2 hours plus inside of this thrift store, and later give two craps about the waste of a few hours. In the past, I have used this thrift store to visit for my eBay purchases to sell on a later date. Sometimes with that, I end up liking what I purchased, but to outweigh the regret of purchasing I get rid of something that I currently have, so that I do not end up hoarding things in my apartment. Visiting with the sole purpose to sell on eBay also gave me a reason to go regularly, plus it also pushed me to weed out used and unused items that I have.

As for this visit, there were many items that caught my eye, such as several household and kitchen items, knickknacks, antiques, toys, shoes, and a “Hit Hard Hit Often” – WWE Roman Reigns shirt, which I toted around before heading to the register. I’m awed by the things I see at thrifts, which excites me to return! Plus, I try to paint a picture why that item was donated, which I will never understand. Anyway, before I bore you all with that story my confession is the purchase of a Pearl Izumi singlet, which sold instantly on eBay, plus the purchase of a plaid shirt by Hennes & Mauritz.

Kitchen electric appliances

  1. Thomas, I have mostly used mine for beef stew and casseroles. Breakfast casseroles that you make overnight are really neat, because the lovely odor wakes you up when it is ready. I use the pressure cooker a lot more than the slow cooker, actually. .

Hit Hard Hit Often – WWE Roman Reigns


Pearl Izumi singlet

Sewing machine – Singer Sew Mate

Kitchen electric appliance

Coffee maker – Mr. Coffee

Steam irons

Camcorder – Panasonic

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Written by Thomas Gouard

I'm a military veteran, a Direct Support Professional for adults with disabilities, and a college student pursuing a career as a substance abuse counselor. Outside of that I'm a runner, cyclist, blogger, writer, and fashion lover. I fell in love with writing during my second semester of college, and have found joy's in expressing myself with it.


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      • Yes, of course. My neighborhood had an annual “leave free stuff on the curb” day recently and I drove but asked my friend to navigate because she is good at knowing which houses have the best stuff. It is a really good service because homeowners get rid of unwanted stuff, and people who want stuff get great things for free, and then anything not picked up is hauled away at no extra charge by the waste management company the next day.

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