Thrifting 101: Shopping Smarter

Brand new shoes at the Goodwill in Jackson Township for only $6

When you shop at places like Goodwill, you’re already a smart and thrifty shopper. But believe it or not, there are tools you can use to become an even smarter thrift shopper. Last month, I mentioned that one of the keys to finding good deals is to shop often but not necessarily buying things every time.

What Do All Great Thrift Stores Have in Common?

I try to visit as many thrift stores as I can and have an ongoing list of local favorites, but what makes a thrift store a ‘good’ one? As a long-time thrifter who actually enjoys a bit of chaos and loves to dig to find a good deal, there are some stores that really don’t do it for me.