I’ve been wanting to do a few segments with a few things that help me when I walk into the unknown abyss otherwise known as Goodwill. As some of you know at times it can be a huge mess and even a stressful experience especially when you have Sally Sue pushing and looking over your shoulder while you’re leisurely trying to shop.
In the next few weeks I’ll be doing a few post highlighting tips and tricks that will help you on your thrifting trips (OH that was a tong twister). Who knows I may even ask my best bud Jennifer to tape a few clips of us in action at our local thrift store.
Let’s Get started with our first installment………
Photo from: Markopolo1. Always grab a shopping cart when you walk in the door. I know, you may think your just looking and your right you may not find anything this trip and if so the shopping cart will be a lovely purse rest. So grab your shopping cart, take your purse off your shoulder and get ready to shop, you’re going to need both hands free to dig!
If you see something you like but are not sure, put it in your cart….see the shopping cart is coming in handy already. At the end of your shopping trip you can find a quiet corner to look through all your finds and narrow down your purchase. As you know thrift stores do not usually have multiples. You may have seen something you liked but didn’t grab it in the past since you didn’t want to carry it around. You decided you wanted said item went back to grab it and it was gone! This won’t happen if you put items you’re interested in your cart. I can’t tell you how many times people in line have told me they almost picked up the one of the items I had in my cart but they didn’t want to carry it around.
We’re of course going to be courteous shoppers and put any items that we decide not to buy back in their appropriate places…….right?
Photo from:Rozanne3. Don’t be afraid to dig! Get on your hands and knees if you need to. Sometimes the best stuff is hidden under a pile of not so great stuff.
4. Always look in boxes. Sometimes the item on the inside of the box does not match the picture on the outside or perhaps the box is unmarked…..it’s ok take a peek inside! I just brought home 2 boxes of votives that I found from looking in an unmarked box. Trust me you’ll find some goodies.
Ok, I think we’ll end there. Next week I’ll share a few more tips. I also have a little craft project I whipped up using a few tips from next week’s segment.
What do y’all think….
Will Thrifting Tips and Tricks be fun? helpful? boring? Let me know. If it doesn’t sound like something you would be interested in we can skip it. If it is something you would like I’ve have a ton of thrifting tips up my sleeve ready to be shared.
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