For the new thrifter shopping can be frustrating and overwhelming. One can easily get distracted. But in order to truly stay focused and have a more enjoyable shopping experience there are a few things you can do:
1) Create a Budget-Set limitations, especially when you’re headed to a sale. If you know this may be a struggle, bring cash and leave your card at home. Once you’re out of money, you’re done shopping for the day.
2) Slow Down- Make sure that you’ve allotted a fair amount of time to shop when thrifting. You will need time to search through inventory items. It may take some time to find not only the styles you like but the right size and price you want.
3) Make a List- Before you hit the store, visit you’re closet. Take note of what you already have and what you need/want. Take a notebook page and write down what you plan to buy. When you get the the store bring your list and make every effort to stick to it.
4) Try it On-Most thrift stores do not accept returns or exchanges. Make sure any item you put in your cart not only fits but gives you your best look.
5) Look Carefully-As I said before thrift shopping takes time. Look at clothing, accessories and shoes carefully. Check the condition of the item. Look to see if there’s a similar item that is in better condition or that fits what you need off your list. Take your time and make sure you’re getting the best deal for you buck.