Shop With a Goal
Shopping with a purpose should always be your top priority, especially with thrifting where it’s easy to get carried away as things are priced so affordably. Try keeping your goals accurate while you’re thrifting. If you’re looking for a white button-down, make your main focus looking for that shirt and don’t go browsing in other sections. Before you head out, look through your wardrobe, see what’s missing and make a note of what you actually need!
Stick to a Budget
Many people tend to buy items because they are cheap carelessly, it’s hard passing up a $4 shirt. When you have a big spending budget, thrifting can end up producing a lot of clothes, much of which will end up sitting in your closet. Our advice is, take a reasonable amount of cash (whatever that is for you) and enter the store with only that amount. That way, you’ll be more selective over what you buy.
Try Items On
Find a mirror and see how the articles of clothing look and feel on your body, just like you would at any retail store. This is a way to prevent yourself from making impulse purchases. You can make this easier by wearing a bodysuit to thrift stores to try things on and take them off with ease.
Get Rid of Undesired Clothes
If you appreciate thrifting for sustainable reasons, it’s fitting to get rid of unwanted clothing in responsible ways, too. The average American throws away about 81 pounds of clothing every year — much of which ends up in landfills. When you’re done with an article of clothing, think what options are available to you, so you’re not merely throwing it away. There are so many options that lie in front of you: donate it, take it to a resale shop, or even have a clothing swap with friends!