With big weight loss comes a wardrobe money crisis--but it doesn't have to be. There's a blog called New Dress a Day, about a girl who takes thrift store horrors and with a few simple sewing moves, turns them into cute clothes, for under a dollar a day. The same techniques could save your own.
Google New Dress a Day and click the blogspot selection for inspiration and because it's fun. See the pictures for how to alter your own clothes or thrift store finds. You might need a sewing machine, but a lot of what Marissa does is by hand or using safety pins strategically.
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It takes energy to go through all those unused items in your home...which means while you are doing it you are burning calories!...take the items and either have a garage sale or donate them...(included are some suggestions)....which ever you choose, your home will look better and so will you!!:)
Craigslist.org freecycle.org charity clothes closets thrift stores old car donations garage sales food banks and food pantries
There are so many like new or new items you can find at the thrift store. I have several friends who collect vintage items like cameras, jewelry, records, comic books and just stuff. Whenever they have birthdays coming up, I shop for them at the thrift store. Now while not everyone appreciates a used item, some people do. In November, one of my close friends had a birthday party and I know how much he loves photography, so I got him a used camera at a thrift store.
Thinking that he would use the old camera as a decorative item, I didn't bother to check if it worked. Turned out that my gift was not only vintage and in working condition it was worth far more than the $3.00 I paid for it. Needless to say my gift was a hit at the party.
I buy all of the clothes I can at the thrift store. I just had a baby, so I buy my jeans at the thrift store for 6 dollars. I also breastfeed, so I buy shirts used as well. I have found all of the baby clothes there, and last week found six baby outfits for 15 dollars. With three kids and a limited budget, the thrift store has been a true lifesaver.
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