How to Thrift Shop|Thrift Shopping Tips|Thrift Haul
My top thrift store tips and shopping guide. Thrift shopping has been a huge key for our family and our journey to debt free living. Not only frugal living but buying second hand also brings a more intentional living mindset to your life. Thrift stores are full of things that people realized they didn’t need. And you can benefit from that!
My thrift shopping guide will help you to sift through that junk store, flip through those consignment clothes, stretch that clothing budget to the max, and bring home your next Goodwill haul. And thrifting is a great hands-on way to learn how to budget with kids and save money to pay off debt. What’s to lose?
Here are my top 12 thrift shopping tips
- Be ready to go, have a clean car and bring snacks for the kiddos.
- Bring supplies, a blanket for wrapping things, ratchet straps/ropes.
- Scan the area for anything that immediately jumps out at you.
- Dig in! Sift through that junk for the treasures.
- Bring an extra set of eyes, a friend, husband or child. Hit the racks and then meet up and critique what you’ve found.
- Wear layers, not every thrift store has a changing room.
- Always carry your maybes around until you’ve made a decision.
- Use a hands-free purse or small backpack.
- Bring cash; some stores don’t accept credit/debit cards.
- Always ask yourself “Do I love it? Do I need it? How badly do I want it?” Think of how many hours of work it will equal, still worth it? Then buy it!
- Buy off-season if you have the room. Come autumn those cute little boots will be gone, but they could have been waiting in your closet….
- Finally, bring baby wipes and hand sanitizer! Thrifting is dirty work, and it’s healthier to clean up after each store.
Isn’t this picture beautiful? I love it! But, I’ve always been a sucker for snow scenes. Must be that Nordic blood or something.
And, here’s my video on thrift shopping tips! You’ll get to see the amazing deals I found for my daughter’s first birthday and my thrift haul of the week.
From the archives, I found this post of my daughter’s about the Nifty Thrifty Thirty Cent Skirt!
Now tell me, what are your top thrifting tips? I love reading every comment!