Oh thrift stores. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. We love thrift stores so much we dedicated an entire podcast to thrifting and sustainability. But every now and then thrift stores do things that make us scratch our heads and wonder why they do them. In this episode, we discuss things stores do that may hurt the thrift experience or in some cases, completely damage the item.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: the best way to find all the good stuff at thrift stores is to go often. So now that we have some extra time on our hands, we did a little experiment and went to Goodwill five days in a row. We share the lessons we learned, the things we found, and whether or not we’d do it again.
“The bins” are exactly that. Bins of secondhand clothing, toys, electronics, housewares, books – you name it – at incredibly discounted prices where items are sold by the pound.
Thrift stores reopened in mid-May here in Ohio and although we made the parody video about renewing my vows to Goodwill, I admit I was a little cautious at first about going back out into the world of retail.
I previously visited a local bargain store (not a thrift store) and my experience was not very pleasant, to say the least. It was like Black Friday on steroids.
Secondhand is pushing the limits of how and where it will be sold.
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It’s been 1,175 hours and 70,000 minutes since our last thrift.
Your free t-shirts are hurting the environment. Here’s why.
Time for a secondhand story called How to Trick the Thrift Gods.
Thrift fails and the lessons they taught us about our thrift habits.