The simplest way to curb your carbon footprint

By Cindy Soler, Edited by Rachel Petersen

As more and more headlines speak to the growing climate crisis, we’re often left wondering, “what am I supposed to do?” With the whirlwind of information on the effect of rising temperatures on a global scale, little information is shared on what consumers can do in order to curb their carbon footprint.

One of the biggest contributors to carbon emissions is fast fashion, the practice of mass-market retailers rapidly producing clothing in response to constantly evolving trends. With the pressure to continuously update your closet, older items quickly become forgotten and discarded, eventually destined for landfills. The average person throws away about 70 pounds of clothing per year, which adds up to 21 billion pounds of clothing waste annually when, in reality, nearly all textiles are recyclable. Recycling used clothing helps curb the enormous waste footprint left by unused garments.

Shopping second hand gives new life to clothing destined for landfills, reduces the number of resources and emissions used on making new garments and minimizes the strain on precious resources. Hanover Flea Market is home to booths offering one-of-a-kind and second-hand items. You’ll be doing your part while shopping, even though it may seem small, to keep the earth a greener and healthier place. You may even find the perfect sweater for next week’s dinner.

The 5 things you need to be looking for at the flea market

By Brady Alisaskas, Edited by Rachel Petersen

Flea markets. Most of us have been to at least one, but are we “flea marketing” the best that we possibly can? Knowing what to look for and having a better knowledge of the types of items you can find while at the flea market can turn you into a treasure hunting pro in no time!

Without further ado, I give you the top five items that you should always check the flea market for first.

#5 Appliances

We start our list off with an item that will surprise most people. However, a flea market can be the perfect place to find affordable used or liquidated appliances from brands such as Maytag, LG and Samsung. Why get the same item from a big-box store for twice the price?

#4 Clothing

If you’re like me, you get bored with your wardrobe regularly. Unfortunately, it’s pricey to constantly buy new clothing and accessories. This is where a flea market can save you a lot of money. Tons of cheap name-brand clothing and jewelry, both used and new, can be found while taking a stroll past different vendors’ tables.

#3 Books

Listen up, book worms! A flea market might be the best place to buy books. Whether it’s horror, romance or even science fiction that you’re looking for, a flea market has it all. You can pick up most books for only a dollar or two and they are usually in great condition.

#2 Furniture                                                         

Whether it’s an antique buffet table or a liquidated couch, a flea market is a great place to pick up your dream furniture without going over your budget. If you buy from a big-box store, you’ll likely pay the same price or higher for something you need to assemble yourself.

#1 Nostalgic Items

It’s no secret that flea markets are overflowing with antiques, but have you ever stopped to think about the nostalgic items that you may uncover while there? You could rediscover anything from a toy that you had as a child to a dish set that your mother had while you were growing up. Take a look around and see what looks familiar.

Whatever item you may be looking for, consider supporting your local flea market before looking online or going to a department store. You will be amazed at what you can find.

Flea Market — A Place To Get All That You Need and More!

Ever heard the term ‘flea market’ and wondered what it meant? Ever wondered how one of your friends got something so antique at such an inexpensive rate? Or how does your friend have such a unique collection of photo frames? Well, the answer to this lies in its very name!

A flea market is a form of market that allows its vendors to sell their previously-owned merchandise, that they feel is ‘not for them’. Flea markets, owing to their diverse vendors, hold goods that one might not find anywhere else. Along with getting anything ranging from regular clothes to home decoration goods to antique pieces, a flea market also provides you a value for your money.

So, still thinking about getting a unique variety of clothes at reasonable rates; or getting toys for your kid who, you know, will break them in an hour or two; or of fulfilling your passion for collecting those antiques, and showing them off at your place? Well, look no further, your Hanover Flea Market is giving you this opportunity to fulfill your heart’s desire!

Do visit us this weekend and explore the variety of goods we hold!

 

Photo by Felipe Belluco on Unsplash

Happy 2019!

Welcome to 2019!

A new year brings new possibilities, new adventures and treasures to find. Hanover Flea Market is always expanding and welcoming new vendors which means new items and treasuring arriving daily! Come check us out this January to find your newest charming piece to add to your home!

Welcome 2019

Top 3 Stops You Need to Take For Your Fall Road Trip

As the college students are bundling up for the fall semester and the parents are rushing for their kids to be ready for the school year, the leaves are falling behind them. When summer comes to an end – sadness is in the air. However, if you sit back and really enjoy the fall season you’d be surprised at how much beauty there is.

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Yes! Summer is full of freedom and a lot of fun road trip with your friends, but getting in a car that can burn your skin makes it harder to enjoy the summer especially when you have an AC waiting for you inside. In contrast, the winter is filled with freezing temperatures that make it even harder to get out of bed. For fall the temperature is what we like to call perfect! Its typically in a good range that is comfortable to be outside without the burning of the skin.

Thinking of taking the scenic route? Good choice – especially in fall. The trees change colors and you begin to see the different patterns of yellow orange, and brown. You get to experience the transformation of nature itself.

Now that we convinced you to take a fall road trip here are the top three places you should check out:

Dundas Peak

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– Blue Mountain

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Algonquin Park

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Oh! Don’t forget to check out the Hanover Market when you’re on route.