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Talking trash on Monday morning: September 1

One woman's trash is another woman's treasure
One woman's trash is another woman's treasure
Peter Griffin

Talking trash on Monday morning may be far too easy to do for some people. But, we’re not here to make disparaging remarks about the Gamecocks or Tigers, to belittle any political figure or even pass along the latest gossip about our favorite celebs. We’re talking trash – literally items that are thrown away by a staggering 87% of the population.

While many were taking advantage of sales and specials at their favorite department stores and websites, Lisa spent about an hour and a half at His House Thrift Store in West Columbia.

First Lisa found a Jantzen one-piece swimsuit with a blue striped top and black bottom. It is in new or like-new condition and the tag inside appears never to have been worn or washed. She said it would be perfect for the last month the pool in her subdivision would be open this summer.

Next Lisa chose a two piece dress done in shades of rose, pink and burgundy on a black background. The top is gently fitted at the waist with a v-neckline and flutter sleeves. The skirt is maxi length and flares with a wide ruffle at the hemline. The light chiffon fabric is fully lined and machine washable.

For her final treasure, Lisa decided on a black fringed pashima. Although out of season, it will be perfect for late fall and winter wear. With store tags still attached, it is brand new and has never been used. Unsure whether she would keep it for herself or use it for a Christmas present, Lisa was very happy with her find.

Lisa spent a total of $8.75, and feels it is money well spent. She remarked that she had not only found some amazing bargains but also helped support a much-needed local ministry with her purchase.

His House of Columbia, Inc. is a non-profit, non-denominational Christian ministry that was established in 1974. His House sponsors Grace Men’s Programs in West Columbia and Lexington and also provides housing for men at several area locations.

Grace Men's Program, also supported by His House, provides shelter and rehabilitation for recovering alcoholic men. The Meeting Street Chapel, located at 775 Meeting Street in Columbia, provides a Christian sanctuary and fellowship for men and friends of His House. His House Ministries provides Christian support to national and international missionary works.

His House thrift shops are located at 764 Meeting Street in West Columbia, at 167 Highway 378 in Lexington, at4357 Augusta Road in Lexington and at 3708 River Drive in Columbia.

As always, maximize your style and minimize your spending~