Advertising in the Great Depression stressed saving money. Here are some ideas that still work today.
Buy a little higher quality if it means that an item will last longer. That way you don’t have to replace it as often. Of course you need to do some homework to find out which products really are made to last longer. You can read reviews and testing results online for many items and also read about what to look for in a higher quality product.
The 1930’s ads advised people to buy/make one new item for a room to update the decor. They also told people to rearrange the furniture for a new look. All good ideas that work today when a total room make-over is out of the budget.
I thought it was interesting that flaunting new items in the Great Depression was considered bad manners. Makes sense all of the time to me.
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