Thrifitng is a huge part of my life, so much so that I’ve even turned it into a business. I started thrifting in high school and often came home with vintage scarfs and shawls, much to my mother’s dismay. After I graduated college, I combed the thrift store to find wear-to-work pieces. Today I thrift just about everything, from home items to vintage dresses to jewelry. After over a decade of thrifting, I have discovered the golden rule of thrifting!
The Golden Rule of Thifting: Anticipate Your Needs
Thrifting success boils down to this: Anticipate your needs.
The majority of those who get frustrated with thrifting are ones who head to the thrift store looking for something specific. This, my friends, will drive you crazy. Typically thrift stores aren’t organized by size, and even if they are, chances are items aren’t in the right place. This is just the nature of the beast.
To prevent thrifting headaches, be on the lookout for things you will need in the future. These items are pulled from broad categories of clothing like party dresses, wear to work, clutches, boots for winter. This way you can buy styles you like and wear them further on down the line. Since the upfront investment is often minimal, you’re not really wasting money especially if you’re going to wear it a month or two from now.