A lot of people I have talked to have never stepped into a thrift store. Most of the time it’s because of the negative perception that items are used and dirty and/or the stores are a mess. For those who is reading this and have never stepped into one, I think you would be pleasantly surprised. The renovated Goodwill stores are clean, spacious and very organized. Savers in my opinion are even nicer and Once Upon A Child is unbeatable at finding great kids clothing and toys. Thrift stores these days are super modern and almost no different than walking into a Marshalls or JCPenny. So if you haven’t stepped into one yet, join the Thrift Store Hunt!
With the explosion of thrift stores within the last 3-5 years, thrifting is now at its height of popularity. Besides having at least 3-4 thrift stores – Goodwill, Savers, Salvation Army – within a few miles from where you live, thrifting is also extremely popular due to consistently updated inventory that sells both used and new items for pennies on the dollar. (more…)