As touched on lightly in the last article. Thrift stores are great places to find fashionable clothes and accessories. That said they can be treasure troves or they can be a big waste of time. It all depends upon the store and how you go about it. First off, it makes a difference on where you go. Thrift stores in large affluent urban/suburban areas have a better selection of goods than those in smaller rural areas. This may mean a bit of a drive, but if you plan it right it can make a big difference and a larger savings. I do my monthly grocery shopping in conjunction with these trips so as not to waste gas. It also pays to have a game plan. Have in mind what you need. New jeans, a sweater or a dress for a special occasion. This will help keep you from impulse buying. Also remember if you do see something that looks amazing and you just have to have it, does it work with your current wardrobe? It is not a bargain if you have nothing that it will work with. Now here are a few rules:
Now that you have a your game plan and rules you can maybe grab a few friends to join you and start shopping. The most important thing to remember though, is to have fun! None of this is worth it if you can't have a laugh.