There are many advantages to buying used and recycled goods – you often buy things at lower prices than buying new, you can make a unique find and it’s better for the environment. Savings can also be fun for crafters and do-it-yourselfers. Renovating furniture, bags of misplaced art supplies, containers galore, fabrics (many people use used clothes, curtains and blankets for crafts), picture frames for your art projects and more. Antique and vintage collectors can find additions to their display cases, and clothing is in abundance if you’re looking to dress sustainably and affordably. If you are buying your first apartment and need kitchen utensils, you can save it. In the same way, donating or selling your unwanted items, instead of taking them to landfills, offers another person the opportunity to give them new life and saves our landfills from unnecessary backfilling.
SAVERS AND DESERET INDUSTRIES
Savers and Deseret Industries are popular choices for general purchasing. In their huge buildings, you’ll find low prices and an assortment of items including home decor, appliances, and clothing.
HABITAT RESTORATION FOR HUMANITY
ReStore is your one stop for home improvement supplies and DIY projects. It’s amazing how often they have exactly what you need that you won’t find anywhere else.
CHILD TO CHILD
Kid to Kid is a thrift store for children. They have shelves of clothes, baby supplies, kids shoes, toys, and books all in one place.
ENDLESS INDULGENCE RETRO WEAR & REBORN VINTAGE
If you’re a fan of vintage clothing and accessories, Endless Indulgence Retro Wear and Reborn Vintage are two options for the timeless outfit of your dreams.
Heebeegeebeez has a selection of used comics and vintage items you won’t find anywhere else in Ogden. If you’re looking for books, figurines, games and cards, this is the place to stop.
Lavender Vinyl sells vinyl records and hardware. Although they offer many new products, they maintain an impressive selection of used records for music lovers.
Antique stores are easy to find in Junction City, but each is worth a visit. Abby’s Antique Mall, Rustic Rode Antiques and Collectibles, The Estate Sale Antiques, Epiphany Antiques and Vintage Gifts, 25th Street Treasures, and Green Brick Vintage Décor are just a few of the places where you can find treasures that match your unique interests.
In any savings adventure, pawnbrokers are a must. The Gift House, Hy and Mikes Pawn and 12th Street Pawn and Loan have a bit of everything. You never know what you’ll find at a pawn shop, and that’s what makes it so fun.
Finally, you can’t talk about savings without mentioning garage sales. Every warm weekend in Ogden, you can go to any part of town and have an amazing chance of finding a yard sale or yard sale sign on a lamp post. When you can’t find the thing you need, remember that a local might try to get rid of it!