|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. Now that you have a good handle on how to navigate a Goodwill store, remember these tips to become a savvy thrifter.
- Set a budget: Even though the prices are extremely low and affordable at Goodwill GCECO, I always set a spending budget every time I go because I can easily go overboard buying things that I don’t need, just because they were inexpensive.
- Understand the tagging system: This is extremely important! Every thrift store has their own tagging system. Goodwill of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio locations use a color tagging system. Every single item is individually priced with a colored price tag. Every week, Goodwill runs in store discounts where a certain color tag is half off and the other is $1.50. Keep an eye out for the colors of the week for even deeper discounts. Right now, Goodwill is running a special where you can save an additional 20% of your purchase!
|$6 brand new shoes at the Goodwill in Jackson Township|
- Donate: I like to donate at least one item every time I visit a thrift store. Not only does this support a good cause, but it also keeps my closet under control!
- Buy staples: I try to make the most out of my thrift store purchases by buying items I can wear several different ways. Here, I styled a $5 striped dress five different ways!
To find a Goodwill Cleveland & Canton store, click here.