With Valentine’s Day right around the corner it makes me wonder about all that lingerie at the thrift store. Does anyone ever buy it, and if you DO decide to buy it how much, ahem, sanitizing does it need? Ahlissa Eichhorn is a lover of flourishing, living, and writing. She writes over at Money is Fickle, and just so happens to be a fan of thrift store lingerie so today she’s telling us all about it.
Every woman, young and less young, know that you can score some real treasures in a thrift store. It’s becoming easier to be fashionable while hunting through the bargain bin, especially with vintage always being “in” along with the unspoken fact that grandpa sweaters will always be cool. But what about the “automatically ignore” section called, “Lingerie”? Lingerie, yes, as in attire worn under clothing or for intimate pursuits, as I like to say. Can a level-headed female even consider prying through camisoles and bras worn by others? Let’s talk about that.
The first issue is undoubtedly hygiene. I do not support buying used panties! That would be crossing the line in many books. But otherwise, lingerie is just like any skirt or shirt you’d buy at the thrift store. It has been worn by another person. “But what if other…stuff…has been on it? You know, because it is lingerie?” Well, no one knows what the girl did in the skirt you just bought and I’m pretty sure you don’t want to know. In any case, the solution is called water and laundry detergent. Genius inventions they are. Now, if you can’t get pass the fact that somebody may have done something steamy in an item, by all means don’t fluster yourself over it.
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