I’ve made two trips to Des Moines recently, and I have spent a ton of time thrift shopping. I have lots of advice – here are my Top Thrift Tips (say that three times fast)!
Top Thrift Tips
Don’t start with a cart. This is based on scientific testing, if I get a shopping cart, I won’t find anything…no cart, I end up with my hands full of stuff!
Be a savvy shopper. Prices are tricky – sometimes you can find the same thing cheaper new, and many times prices on antiques are inflated. Do your research!
Think before you buy. It might be cheap, that doesn’t mean you need it.
Look the item over. Things in thrift stores could have been boxed up for years, and have probably been shuffled around a great deal. Make smart choices.
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