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MICHIGAN, USA — Have you ever thought about starting a side-gig to earn some extra money or just to get your creative juices flowing?
Well, several West Michiganders have done just that during the pandemic, and they all say you can do it too.
Melanie Edwards is a full-time nurse technician for Spectrum Health. But now, she’s also what’s called an online “thrifter.” She runs her entire business out of her apartment in Ada. It’s called Mitten Must Haves.
Melanie said starting this business was a way to cope with the stress of the pandemic.
“It helps me shift my mind and keep me sane,” she said.
Melanie travels to estate sales and thrift stores, and collects items to put into a themed collection.
“I feel like it’s giving dignity back to these pieces that were probably really well-loved,” said Melanie.
She posts pictures are posted on her Instagram page, and then…