Plan Thrift Shopping

1. Make a Plan Using Your Smartphone  

Thrift shopping without a clear goal would be really a daunting task to do. This is feasible, but not ideal. Based on what you already have, list what you are looking for. This will help you stay focused and save your budget. In addition, save the pictures of gemstones and fashion inspirations that dream co desires on your phone for quick reference. This will make it easier for shop assistants to help you find a particular garment or let them know if there is something similar on the shelf.

2. Sell Your Pre-Loved Garments First

Another way to maintain your budget is to choose consignment stores, which not only sell favorite clothes but also buy them. Whether you want to earn more cash or just clean out your closets before adding new treasures, these shops are great for trading in clothing you no longer wear. The best part? You can shop while the clerk checks and sets the inventory. If you want, you can also sell clothing and accessories online!

3. Dress for the Occasion

Depending on where you shop, some thrift stores are limited to no fitting rooms, and we don’t recommend that you buy something without ensuring its suitability, because many thrift stores will not refund or exchange items. To solve this problem, wear a well-fitting tank top and biker shorts or leggings to make trying on as easy as possible, even if it means changing clothes in the middle of the store. For thrift stores with fitting rooms, this also makes replacement quick and effective.

Thrift is like a sport. When the store does not provide shopping carts or shopping baskets, endurance, patience, and sometimes upper body strength is required to carry your discoveries. You can easily spend a few hours in the well-deserved thrift store. This is another reason to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. The messenger bag is also great, so your hands can browse all these shelves freely.

4. Use Cash

To save budget, please bring cash when shopping. Although it is easy to fall into the trap of the price of an item that would not let you go, remember to stick to your values. Buy only the clothes you need that fit your current wardrobe. You will stumble upon unique and beautiful works, but if they are not your style, you will not stand out from them. Therefore, please admire them from a distance and take pictures if you need to, but do not take them home.

5. Save Time by Scanning the Aisles

Though it needs a lot of experience. Scanning the shelves for the items that soothe your eyes would be the best idea to save a lot of your time. In big thrift stores, it could be an important skill to use.

6. Tailor Your Thrift Store Finds

Whether it’s new or used goods, everything in the closet should fit you like a glove. Since your favorite product is usually one type, you may need to change it. For simple modifications like hemming, please try to follow our instructions yourself. You can also bring thrifty items to the dry cleaner. To make more complex customizations, you need to consult a tailor, so before buying, make sure that the work is worth the investment.

7. Make Friends With Your Thrift Store Staff

After you find a thrift store that suits your style and budget, make friends with the staff. They can help you while shopping, and they can also provide you with valuable information, such as when new items appear and the clothing they plan to buy for the store. In addition, everyone needs a shopping friend to tell them their approval or disapproval of a certain work.

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