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Millennial and Gen Z Shoppers Are Choosing Thrift Over New

​​Sustainability, eco-friendliness, and eclectic styles drive the trend. Just as sustainable and eco-friendly practices are on the rise among millennial and Gen Z shoppers, so is the interest in buying secondhand clothes.  Younger shoppers also frequent thrift stores because they can find cool and unique styles that...

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10 Christmas Traditions – Old & New – to Start This Year

Bring your family closer this year with our list of activities. Then enjoy them together year after year. We’re coming into the holiday season once again. If you’re in search of ideas to create fond memories of Christmas for your family this year, your friends at...

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5 Tips for Throwing a Ugly Sweater Christmas Party

5 helpful things to remember when you’re planning one of the most fun holiday traditions Christmas is filled with so many great traditions: decorating your tree, hanging your stockings, eating Christmas dinner with your family, and, most importantly, having wacky parties. Whether it’s white elephant parties,...

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10 Ways to Give Back in Nashville—Help Make a Difference Now

ThriftSmart gives you many ways to feel good about your shopping experience with us—by giving back! We can all impact our community and world for the better. The beauty of philanthropy is that it does not have to be extravagant. And from finding those fantastic diamonds in...

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10 DIY Holiday Gifts for Kids to Create

The holidays are the perfect time to create memories with your kids. Crafting homemade gifts together brings your family closer. When you create something to give family or friends, they can cherish it through the years. Kids get a sense of pride when they see a friend...

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10 Conversation-starting Holiday Centerpiece Ideas

Need holiday centerpiece ideas? Here’s 5 for Thanksgiving and 5 for Christmas so you can host great dinners during the entire holiday season The holidays are a wonderful time to get together with your family and friends and bond over some delicious, hearty meals. Whether you put...

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10 Popular Gifts For The Person Who Has Everything

Once again, the holidays are almost upon us. It’s time to think about what to give to all the special people in our lives, including the ones who seem to have everything. You know the ones - who, despite our pleas not to buy anything...

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Bringing Real Hope, Change, and Truth to Africa

ThriftSmart partners with African Leadership to make a real difference in the lives of millions of God’s children in Africa The thrifty lifestyle can be a real win-win experience. For those who contribute items to their local thrift store, they are decluttering their lives. For consumers,...

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ThriftSmart Partner Highlight: Mercy Community Healthcare

Throughout our 15+ years, ThriftSmart has joined forces with some incredible partners to do fantastic work in our local communities. ThriftSmart is passionate about seeing transformations happen in our community. It doesn't matter if you shop, donate, volunteer, or partner with us, you are a...

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