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Would it surprise you to know that girls are twice as likely to drop out of sporting activities through their teenage years than boys? Or to realize that most young girls start engaging in organized sports up to two whole years later than boys? …

How To Help A Friend Who Is an Addict

One of the most devastating things that can happen to any family is substance abuse in any form. Anything in excess is never good for anyone. That could be anything from too much food, exercise, alcohol or even shopping. Addictive behaviors can turn relationships upside down for those who…

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What Sells on Ebay: Michael Kors, Merona, & Mossimo

Michael Kors

These are a few of the items that I recently sold on my online thrift store.

Item: Michael Kors Astor Stud Buckle Gold-tone Bangle Bracelet

Purchased at: Found

Purchase Price:…

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Added by Takiela Langley on August 11, 2017 at 6:11pm — No Comments

She Poses in Thrift: A Lookbook of the Model Vs. the Girl Next Door

Poses Inspired by High Fashion

I got the idea to start doing my take on high-fashion, couture model poses from The Spirited Thrifter, who is a fellow thrift enthusiast. I had seen the…

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Added by Takiela Langley on August 6, 2017 at 11:39am — No Comments

I Struggle Between What Pays the Bills & What Makes me Happy

My Summer Slipped Away

The gig is up. The last day of Summer has slipped right through my fingers, not because I didn't hold on to it tightly enough, but because all good things must come to an end. I can't truly say that I relaxed enough during my Summer break, nor that I grinded hard enough. What I did was somewhere in the…

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Added by Takiela Langley on August 3, 2017 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Want $50 in Ebay Coupons? Sell Your Old Baby Clothes

Baby Gear=Money

Purge the kids' closets and empty their drawers. Think of it as a late Spring cleaning with benefits. If you sell your baby clothes and baby gear by August 18th, you can earn cash…
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Added by Takiela Langley on July 30, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

How to Sell Your Stuff on Ebay: the Step-by-Step Tutorial

 Sell Your Stuff on Ebay…

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Added by Takiela Langley on July 27, 2017 at 5:48pm — No Comments

What Sells on Ebay: Wet Seal (NWT), Fossil, & Hurley

Wet Seal

The following are items that I recently sold on Suthern Soul Thriftin', my online thrift store!

Item: Wet Seal Shorts Romper Wrap…

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Added by Takiela Langley on July 26, 2017 at 1:21pm — No Comments

I Wanna Be a Lady, But I’m So Cheap

I would like to share this post from a fellow blogger & teacher whose writing I love. Her name is Lyz, and her blog is IWANNABEALADY. Her writing style is so honest and humorous. It's guaranteed to crack you up. Check her out!


...but I'm so Cheap

So some of you out there may be embarrassed to admit that you like to save money. Some of you relish in building an image that money is of no consequence to you. You walk…

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Added by Takiela Langley on July 24, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

What Sells on Ebay: Geometric Cape, Ann Taylor Midi...

Cape by Target,  Ann Taylor, Midi, & Cole Haan Flats

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Added by Takiela Langley on July 23, 2017 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Save Money with Lands' End: Iron Knees for Roughneck Boys

Iron Knees

Had I been the mother of two little girls instead of two roughneck boys, I would have never known about Lands' End's iron knees guarantee. It's sort of an unwritten guarantee that the company has on its…

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Added by Takiela Langley on July 22, 2017 at 11:13am — No Comments

Thrift n' Tell Thursday: Children's Consignment Haul

The Details

This week's thriftanista is Enjoli! She thrifted, now it's time to tell. She recently attended the annual children's consignment event called, Douglas Back to School Sale. It was hosted by Second Blessings Consignment in Douglas, Georgia. The event was held in the Central Square Gym.…

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Added by Takiela Langley on July 20, 2017 at 11:02am — No Comments

How to Find Ebay Comps in Sold Listings

What's a Comp?

Comp is an abbreviation for comparable. In real estate, if you price your house too high, no bites. If you price it too low, you leave money on the table. Just like in real estate, if you're selling an item, you need to know what the competition is selling…

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Added by Takiela Langley on July 19, 2017 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Putting Yourself Out There Gets Results

Putting Yourself Out There

The collage above showcases a Cabi shirt that one of my co-workers gave me. There was two reasons why she gave it to me: because she didn't know what to wear it with and because she knows that I'm a re-seller. It turns out that the shirt is my size and my style, so I decided to keep it for myself instead…

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Added by Takiela Langley on July 17, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Orlando Goodwill, Why You Trippin'?

 Thanks for the Laugh

So apparently, some thrift stores, including the Orlando Goodwill,  have taken notice to the prices that thrift resellers have been able to sell their goods for, and they have been raising prices on their goods as a result. We have social media to thank for…

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Added by Takiela Langley on July 16, 2017 at 6:14pm — No Comments

How to Start an Online Thrift Store with No Money

#1 Start with What You Have

How can you start an online thrift store with no money? Easily! Step one, go through your home and collect anything that's in good condition and no longer used or needed. If you're like the average person, you…

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Added by Takiela Langley on July 14, 2017 at 11:14am — No Comments

Thrift Haul #5: Ann Taylor, Theory, Tibi (NWT), & More

Did the Salvation Army Redeem Itself?

Normally, I don't depend on the Salvation Army as a sourcing spot, not even a go-to spot when I'm shopping for myself. I don't know what it is, but the Salvation Army here does not have its stuff together. Not only do they not open on the weekend, but they…

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Added by Takiela Langley on July 12, 2017 at 10:14am — No Comments

The Guide to Saving More at Goodwill

Goodwill: Access Granted

With this guide I'm about to let you guys in on some things that only die-hard thrifters know about saving money at the Goodwill, so take notes.

Discounts

The Goodwill retail store has all of their items…

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Added by Takiela Langley on July 11, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Appaholic's Guide to Saving Money

So What's an Appaholic?

An appaholic is someone who has at least 3 screens worth of apps (not including the pre-installed ones) on his/her phone and/or tablet at any given time. You ever heard that saying, "They have an app for that!"? Well, an appaholic takes that to heart.…

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Added by Takiela Langley on July 9, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Back-to-School Shopping for the Savings Impaired

Back-to-School: The Art of the Deal

Have you ever wondered how some moms seem to always be able to save money and find all of the good deals? Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s not something that happened over night. The art of the deal is something that has probably been ingrained and cultivated in them. If you’re not one of those moms, don’t…

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Added by Takiela Langley on July 8, 2017 at 8:35am — No Comments

What Sells on Ebay: Vintage Peter Max, Lacoste, & Pikolinos

Was it Worth the Lacoste?

Yes! The thrift gods really smiled down on me this time. Featured in this post: vintage Lacoste, vintage Peter Max, & a pair of leather Pikolinos shoes. The profit-- not too shabby!

Vintage Children's Lacoste Belts

Vintage Children's Lacoste Belts

Item: Lacoste Vintage Children's Belts Sizes 26 & 28 Lot of 2

Purchased at: Goodwill Retail

Purchase Price: $0.99/belt

Sold for: $10 for the lot

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Added by Takiela Langley on July 2, 2017 at 11:46am — No Comments

Paula Deen: The Lady and Sons Buffet Review

 Paula Deen: The Lady and Sons Restaurant

During a day of thrifting, I found myself in downtown Savannah, Georgia, and decided to treat myself. I'd heard mixed reviews about the restaurant of Paula Deen: The Lady and Sons Buffet. I heard the food was both good and average and that the wait to get in was ridiculous, so curiosity and hunger led me to see for myself.  I was not afraid to…

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Added by Takiela Langley on June 29, 2017 at 12:47pm — No Comments

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