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Four ways to get your child excited about thrift shopping.

Four ways to get your child excited about thrift shopping.

There are many benefits to thrifting. They include expressing your individuality, never paying full-price retail, keeping thousands of reusable items out of landfills annually, and giving back. So how do you teach your child that? Read on to find out.

Use your imagination.

A fantastic way to turn a trip to the thrift store into an adventure is to let your child use their imagination and create any story or scenario they like. For example, you can pretend you’re pirates on a treasure hunt for the perfect outfit, and the thrift store is a magical island where you’ll find the treasure. A child who is engaged in an activity is more likely to have an enjoyable trip to the store—as are you.

Encourage individuality.

One of the best things about thrift stores is the extensive and diverse selection they offer. Encouraging your child to express their likes and individuality at an early age can be a great confidence builder. Fashion comes and goes, but style is personal.

Why thrifting is good for the planet.

Did you know that we helped save 84 million pairs of reusable pants from landfills and into the hands of happy thrifters last year alone? Or that we saved 244 million tops and 28 million pairs of shoes? That’s a lot of stuff that can get some love a second time around. We think this is important because the most sustainable stuff on Earth is the stuff that already exists.

Teach kids about giving back.

Another way to get your child excited about the good of thrifting is to teach them about the good of giving back. All clothing and household items in a 2nd Ave. thrift store originate as donations. We accept these on behalf of nonprofit partners such as American Red Cross, Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation, National Federation of the Blind, and St. Vincent de Paul.

GreenDrop® is a for-profit company and registered professional fundraiser where required. We pay our nonprofit and charity partners for your donations, helping them fund their programs in your community. Read disclosures here.

Now that you have four ways to get your child excited about thrift shopping, you should check out our thrift store in Union, NJ, for a fantastic selection of eco-friendly deals.