In today’s class, I want to remind you not to get overwhelmed when you go thrift shopping!
I get asked quite often how often I go thrift shopping and how long I dedicate to shopping when I go. To that, I always have the same response: I tend to go once or twice a week, usually for about 30 minutes or so. There’s literally nothing better than waiting out the traffic by popping into the Goodwill just down the street from my work. It’s a great way to unwind and you’ll never know what you can find!
No one says you have to spend an entire day bargain hunting and let’s be honest, with our hectic schedules, we don’t have tons of time to dedicate to scouring the aisles at thrift stores, but here’s the great thing: you don’t have to spend tons of time shopping! You can easily pop into a store on your way home, take 20 minutes on your lunch break if there’s a store nearby, or set a timer on your phone when you’re shopping on the weekend and find something just as amazing as if you were to take 2 hours to shop.
I’ve found some of my favorite things during my “coffee break” visits. During those visits, what I like to do is focus on one section of the store, whether that be the dresses, skirts, blouses, etc, and look through everything in that section. This way, I don’t get exhausted walking the entire store and I’m more likely to find something because I’m spending the time really looking through the one section rather than taking on looking through all of the clothes and overlooking most of the inventory.
Trust me, I enjoy shopping at thrift stores, but I’m a busy girl and I’ve got things to do. That’s why I bite off what I can chew and I urge you to do the same!
Alright, class is adjourned…