Updated: Dec 16, 2019
1. Know the day when the thrift store brings out new items
Knowing the schedule when the thrift store brings out new material allows you to be the first when to look through be the first person to get first dips before anyone else.
2. See if the thrift stores take student, military, and retirement discounts
Asking when thrift stores take discount allows you to save and get the most for your buck. My favorite thrift store has student discount Thursday where I get 30% of my items by just showing them my student ID. In addition to other discounted items based on the tag of the day. Some thrift stores can be expensive, so knowing the days when discounts are available can help you budget. Thrifting is supposed to help you find vintage items for a discounted price.
3. Be patient
Patience is the key when thrift shopping to find good quality items. It is so important to take your time. If you don’t, you will miss out on some really good items and deals. Perhaps, go on a day where you have a lot of time to spare. Also, make a list of things you are interested in purchasing. So you can go directly to the items instead of looking through the entire store.
4. Research the environment thrift store
Research the place where you thrift stores give you a good idea of demographics and social class, which allows you to get a good idea of donations the thrift store gets the kind of pieces you will find. Generally speaking, I like to research the area where I am thrifting because where you go really depends on if you are going to find any unique pieces. I like to thrift so I can find vintage pieces that I can not find anywhere.
If you an avid thrifter be sure to donate. Donate to your local goodwill nonprofit organization. Donating your gently used items if a great away to give back because your trash may just be someone’s treasure.