Have you ever seen your friend wearing something really cute or seen a really awesome piece of decor in their home and asked where they got it, only to find out they bought it at a thrift store? Sometimes it can be very shocking and surprising, especially if it looks designer or high end. There are lots of great deals and amazing scores to find at thrift stores, that’s for sure. Most people, however, are afraid of thrift stores because they feel they are too big, too unorganized, or too hit or miss to ever find a good deal. If you’re one of those people, you’re in luck because we’ve rounded up the top 10 secrets to shopping at thrift stores so you’re guaranteed to find a great deal.
1. Get There Early
Just like with any other store or business, the earlier you get there, the better. As the day goes on, more and more people will start showing up and it’ll get more and more crowded. Once school gets out, the teenagers will swarm the place and as the evening progresses all the people getting off work will be stopping by on their way home. If you get to the thrift shop as soon as it opens, you won’t have to maneuver through a crowd, making it easier to find and search for things.