When you buy local more money stays in the community. In Time magazine’s article, Buying Local: How It Boosts the Economy they say “By shopping at the corner store instead of the big box, consumers keep their communities from becoming what the NEF calls “ghost towns” (areas devoid of neighborhood shops and services) or “clone towns”, where Main Street now looks like every other Main Street with the same fast-food and retail chains.”
There is something gratifying knowing you are helping a shop owner that does it all. One that works long hours working on inventory, accounting, and oh so many tasks! Head on over to Utah’s Own for more information and a list of shops that are locally owned.
These are some purchases I have made in the last year to help support my local shops.
Many gift shops of local attractions have AMAZING things! I found this Tiger Mask at Hogle Zoo. I added it to our mask collection!
Some of my favorites came from Second Hand Chic, this bread box to store unwanted counter clutter and jar for my monies!
My mom surprised me with this much needed step stool also from Second Hand Chic. What I love about them is the cost of everything, it’s like shopping at a garage sale. This stool was $20, the bread box $5 and jar $6. Gotta love that!
I have been searching for a sled like this that I didn’t have to pay an arm and a leg for. So when my cute neighbor told me to RUN to Emilie Jayne I did and am so excited to use it for an upcoming project:)
I love little chairs, thinking about little ones sitting in them just warms my heart! I found these gems from Home Again in Sugarhouse.
We found these wonderful gifts for our little sissie girl at Babinski’s. She is as wild as her brothers on it!
Loud brother has taken this over!
Support those in your community and support those that make our country run.