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Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 in Savings Advice, Shopping | 0 comments

5 Thrift Store Shopping Tips

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Does thrift store shopping get you excited? Sure, some people are put off by the racks and racks (and racks) of other people’s stuff, but good things come to those who thrift. It’s a treasure hunt with tons of prizes if you do it right!

It is hands-down one of the best places to find small kitchen appliances, for example: those blenders and bread machines and even brand new Bed Bath and Beyond stand mixers – things people didn’t have room or time for. Need a pair of knock-around shoes or unique dishes or gently-used sports equipment? Thrift stores are the places to hit first. Those in wealthier neighborhoods and charity shops supported by well-heeled donors are the best places to find high-end clothes and accessories, including some with tags.

Like any retail store, each secondhand shop has its own personality shaped by neighborhoods and donors. That’s part of their charm. Here’s how to find what you’re looking for and find the deals first.  

This post was originally published on Offbeat Home.

Going shopping at the thrift store is like the ultimate treasure hunt. I buy most of my clothing, furniture, and home décor items used from second hand stores.

Read the 5 tips here.

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