Thrifting has a weird rap.
Some people love it.
Some people think it’s dirty and gross.
Guys, sadly, I used to think it was dirty and gross.
Growing up I had shopped at thrift shops and used to be so embarrassed about it.
You’ve got to get past the lady with her finger in her nose, not a care in the world, the stereotypical guy scoping out crystalware trying to make a few bucks, the distinct pungent aroma that can only come from used goods, and even the lady trying on used shoes ass crack hanging out. Never mind the butt crack, I am more concerned about her potential contamination of athlete’s foot from trying on used shoes (always wear socks when trying on used shoes kids!).
But now, I’m finding thrift shops are the BOOOMB! I found two adorable cardigans for $14. I even a Calvin Klein dress that I damn near bought months ago for $60 at the thrift store for $12. Literally the exact same dress.
Today’s video talks about ways to be thrifty, get a steal of a deal of clothes, and also how some people are turning thrifting into their side hustle, full-time income or just helping pay off debt on the side. It’s quite impressive.
If you want to save money on clothes and find some great deals, here are some tips for you (not mentioned in the video):
1. Only buy clothes that are in great condition! My sister purchased a pair of almost new Banana Republic Sloan slacks (normally $90-100) for $7.99. They were adorable, in great condition and ridiculously cheap.
2. Don’t buy purchases and try to resell them if you have no idea how-to identify a fake vs. the real-deal. This is a great way for you to get stuck with purchases that you really don’t want. Do your homework if you want to sell luxury items on eBay.
3. Save donation receipts. As I discovered if you donate items to certain thrift shops, they will sometimes give you coupons to use at the store. Winning! (Charlie Sheen anyone?)
4. Go early in the morning. This is when new items are placed out, the crowds haven’t yet swarmed and you will get first pick on some of the items.
Those are my tips. Are you a thrifty person?
If so, comment below and brag about your biggest thrift shop find.
I love hearing these kind of stories.
Forever livin’ debt free,