6 Steps to Thrift Store Shopping
Shopping in a thrift store can be overwhelming! You walk into a huge store to an ocean of clothing and household goods. Most stores arrange by gender stereotypical clothing, some arrange by items – shirts, pants, dresses, etc. - while some arrange by color with ALL items of clothing mixed up.
Here’s how I handle it so I have time for a life outside of shopping:
- Keep your hands to yourself! There isn’t enough time to flip through the racks one item at a time.
- Think Outfits: At these prices, I can afford to walk out with a whole outfit, or, if I’m completing an outfit, I focus on that piece first. What good does that fabulous shirt do if you don’t have anything to wear with it?
- Color, fabric, size: I don’t touch anything until I find the color I want in a fabric I like (I try to avoid drycleaning items). Then I look at the size. This is the first time I touch the garment.
- Style: If all prerequisites for number 2 are met, I see if I like the style. If yes,
- Stains: Check for stains, tears. Really look closely...I bought a beautiful pale blue blazer and got it home to find a beautiful blue ink stain because I wasn’t careful.
- Try it on!
Now you’ve done something good for yourself, your spending plan, and the planet.
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