Economic Times Are Reasons For Economic Measures ~ A New Trend

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I have ran across more & more people that are using re-purposed goods at all levels.  Economic Times Are Reasons For Economic Measures ~ A New Trend!  Plus it is "excellent" for our environment!! :)  I just had a co-worker tell me that she shops at these specific stores, because she would rather focus her fiscal resources on other areas that her family needs (& has interest). 

This woman is an accomplished pilot & instructor & has a FBO facility that she & her husband run.  She also has three children & five grandchildren....& of course a few four legged children.  She is amazing!  She basically works three careers at the same time.  This is not to mention the time as wife, grandma & "Mom".  She is not the "only" one that I have heard chatter and are frequenting these stores.  I have to confess that my friend Suzanne & I have for years, and for a reason I will share with you in a minute.

They are listed below:


Salvation Army LogoWorth Repeating Blog CoverWorth Repeating Fort Lauderdale Story

Salvation Army Thrift Store is Located:

1791 W Broward Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

(954) 467-5816   

Habitat For Humanity Re-Store is Located:

2299 NW 77th Terrace

Miami, FL             

(305) 637-4913

Worth Repeating is located

1732 Northeast 26th Street
Wilton Manors, FL 33305-1413

(954) 563-4443   


The first two are two very worthwhile charities that assist our environment "globally", but specifically, in our immediate community. 

They are also a consideration when thinking of your annual donations for your tax contributions. 

These two very worthwhile causes are tremendous providers of services.  I am not sure how many realize, but these two stores receive donations from City Furniture, Ashley Furniture, & occasionally Rooms To Go inventory that has either been slightly damaged or is an overstock.  You can truly find some really great finds, whether for your own home, your "first home", or if you are shopping for college housing, or vacation property.  Habitat For Humanity Re-Store was a life saver in Hurricane Preparedness and was the focus of the news for their provisioning & supply of Hurricane Shutters.

The last hot spot is a very well kept secret.  While the Salvation Army of Fort Lauderdale has some awesome finds, Worth Repeating has some 'esquisite" finds.  They only deal with almost new products by many of the top designers.   These are the ones that they list:

Bally  Burberry  Chanel  Chloe  Coach  D&G  Diane von Furstenberg  Dior Dooney & Bourke  Escada  Fendi  Ferragamo  Judith Leiber  Kenneth Cole  Gucci  Lilly Pullitzer  Louis Vuitton  Marc Jacobs  Michael Kors  Missoni  Moschino  Prada  Ralph Lauren  St. John  Stuart Weitzman  Tahari  T-bags  Theory  Tory Burch  Valentino  Versace  YSL  Pucci  7 for all mankind

The last photo I will share with you is just an example of a gift for our friend Keely, that my other friend Suzanne & I completed this past Spring. 

Custom Re-Purposed Table Gift For A Friend


You too can come up with your own creations with anything from furniture to clothing redesign.  It is all up to you!!

However the "trend" for many is to take a second look at where the family budget is allocated & what is left for their enjoyment & what is expended on the other facets of life. 

When trying to stage a home for sale, or "new" / current owner, we are often faced with the circumstances of various forms of budgeting in this present economic environment.  We work with all types of budgets & *"we can do as much or as little as you wish".

This is to show you that there "are" some options!  Hopefully this article may be a bright spot.Please remember there are always "options" :) some people need the encouragement, we just may have to be "innovative" about the approach.  Innovative we "can" be!!  

The table & refinish work were a little time consuming, but the result was well worth it!  Our friend was ecstatic having a "custom piece" in her home & she knew it was re-purposed. :)  It became a one of a kind.  All of this available right here locally from your immediate neighborhood location.  I didn't post of lot of these creations, as you will come up with your own ideas. 

Economic Times Are Reasons For Economic Measures ~ A New Trend & a "New Trend" it is!!  :)  Our environment will appreciate it as well.  I hope you enjoy.  Warmest Regards, Pam


**"we can do as much or as little as you wish" was a quote as part of the accreditation we received in our training curriculum by Barb Schwarz, founder of


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Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
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My wife had a consignment store (2 story) for years.  I understand the concept.

Aug 31, 2011 07:24 PM #1
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I have a few four legged rescues myself. My inn is full. Last year I took in two kittens that needed to be bottle fed. Check out my blog. I always shop at these stores you mentioned. I've had two really good years in real estate, and am feeling pretty comfortable. I just got my license when the market took a down turn. Recently my husband decided to beat the high price of gas and wear and tear on his vehicle. Check out my blog on that. I have pics. He motorized an old mountain bike. Now that is bound to run cheaper than a 3/4 ton pickup. He spent two days doing this with the help of a friend.

Aug 31, 2011 07:28 PM #2
Pam Hills
Innovative Artistry - Kendall, FL
ASP/IAHSP- Stager Miami, FL, Creative Minds Innovatively At Work

Dear Tim ~ Wow, that is cool!  Did she enjoy it?  I think it is great to re-purpose or today "recycle".  Thank you for visiting this morning :)

Dear Debbie ~  I can't wait to see the photos.  A mountain bike motorized is a GREAT concept especially w/ fuel as it is!  Thank you always!!

Aug 31, 2011 07:38 PM #3
Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

Pam:  We have a local Re-Store too, and it can be great for all kinds of things:  left-over, new marble tile, vintage bathroom sinks, new sofas...

Sep 01, 2011 02:08 AM #4
Pam Hills
Innovative Artistry - Kendall, FL
ASP/IAHSP- Stager Miami, FL, Creative Minds Innovatively At Work

Dear Julia - Yes!  Those items as well!  Thanks for visiting :)

Sep 01, 2011 06:04 AM #5
Sheila Newton Team Anderson & Greenville SC
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner - Anderson, SC
Selling the Upstate since 1989

I love to "re-purpose " things... and I LOVE your table ( especially the dragonfly on it)... ;)

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