Thrift shopping for beginners! My tips to thrift like a pro

Who doesn’t like saving money? Who doesn’t like cute things?
If you answered yes, yes I do, to both of those things then I hope you like thrifting too.

Now, I know Thrifting can be overwhelming (or even under-whelming) to some. I honestly use to hate going to thrift shops because it was just too much going through tons of tons of racks. Now? I like it (thanks to my mom -the thrifting queen!)

Here are some of my thrifting like a pro tips:

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1. Have an idea of what you’re looking for

I usually say, okay, I’m looking for home decor specifically a desk or a specifically a chair. Know if you’re coming in for sneakers or a vase. Have an open mind and idea on what you need. Come in with a strategy so you don’t get overwhelmed or buy up the store because everything is a deal

2. Location is everything

Know which stores have the best things. I know resale stores that tend to have great furniture, I know thrift stores that tend to have great paintings… knowing your locations and neighborhoods they reside in.
For example, if I’m looking for blazers, I’ll go to a neighbor where that’s a lot of working class. If I’m looking for strollers, go to a thrift shop is a neighborhood that has a lot of families

3. Know your days

Know what day there are specials, what day donations come in, when merchandise is put out, when certain go on sale. This will help you get the absolute best deal.

4. Go often

Thrift shops’ inventory goes fast, sometimes selling as soon as it’s put out so it’s important to go frequently ti thrift shops, before all of the good stuff is gone. The more you go, the more good stuff you’ll find to take home!

5. Take advantage of thrift shops while traveling

Some of the best things I’ve found are from thrift shops I visited while traveling.

6. Check back racks and racks by the dressing room

Check places where most don’t to find treasures

7. Ask for a discount

If there is a defect, don’t be afraid to point it out and ask for a lower price. I’ve literally got items for pennies and even for free!

8. Don’t take thrift shopping too seriously

HAVE FUN. Thrift shopping is a great activity to do with your friends, family or significant other. Make it a fun, inexpensive way to find unique items and save money.

9. Make friends with the employees

My mother is seriously besties with the employees at her thrift shops. She get’s discounts, deals and they even set aside pieces they know she’s looking for!

What are some thrifting tips you have? Share below!

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