Maybe you have a limited budget, or maybe you're on the lookout for unique decor items to take your events to the next level. Either way, second-hand shopping is a great solution for sustainable and cost-effective event supplies. We polled our Apartment Life Coordinators for their thrifting tips and tricks and compiled their feedback to help you on your second-hand treasure hunt.
Tip 1: Join your local Buy Nothing/Sell Nothing group on Facebook.
Tip 2: Thrift high-end and/or reusable Items.
Tip 3: Borrow items when you can.
Helpful Tip: Utilize your support team! Friends, family, and your church community are great people to ask when you need to borrow things like board or lawn games, extension cords, speakers, and even platters or serving ware. Invite them to drop by the event to enjoy the fun, help you take photos, and grab a bite to eat.
What are your tips for snagging great second-hand finds? Drop us a comment and share your tips or tell us how you've used thrifted and borrowed items at past events. And remember to follow us @aptlife on social media for more photos, tips, and inspiration!