Mrs. Roy stopped at a new consignment store the other day and made off with a whole new wardrobe! Two dresses and three tops - all for $60. Mrs. Roy is still smiling about it.
Mrs. Roy has been shopping in consignment stores for nearly twenty years and loving the bargains. Then, a few years ago, Mrs. Roy and her sister read about The Compact, a group of folks out in California who decided not to buy anything new for an entire year. We decided to try to incorporate that theory into our lives - which is sometimes easier to do than other times. Buying used fits in well with most of Mrs. Roy's guiding principles - buying used means less packaging and no energy to produce a new product so it's good for our environment and buying used costs less which helps me be a good steward of what God has given me.
Life is good.