WHEN SHOULD I GO THRIFTING?
Is there a certain time or day that you should be heading to the thrift store? This is one of the biggest FAQ’s I get asked and now I’m finally answering. When should I go thrifting? Let’s find out.
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Are there better neighbourhoods to shop in?
I don’t like using the word better here. I do think that different neighbourhoods will bring you a different thrifting experience. Most thrift stores are based on the donations of the people I live around it so what those people are buying will have a great effect on their stock. On the hunt for great kids toys and clothes? Then make sure to try and head to a thrift store that’s surrounded by family homes, schools, parks… Looking to score deals on high end brands? Head to a store near a more privileged neighbourhood – or, like I used to, stores near film sets! When I lived in Toronto I shopped at a location that would regularly receive donations from the film set nearby and I scored some awesome clothing and decor that way.
The important thing to remember is that there isn’t an exact release date for product. A store can’t tell you that Tuesday’s they receive a shipment of Melissa and Doug toys the same way most regular retail stores can. It will always be a hit or miss when you’re thrifting. Looking for a specific toy or specific brand? Don’t forget – the internet is filled with thrifting options as well! Facebook Marketplace, local buy & sell pages, online thrift stores… The options are endless. Just make sure to shop safe and meet in a public spot when possible!
Well, that’s that! The more you shop, the more you’ll start to find yourself falling into your own certain pattern while you’re there. Just remember to always make time for your favourite aisles.
Make any cool finds while you’re out thrifting? Be sure to upload them to Instagram and tag me in them – or use the #beingthisthriftma hashtag!
Here’s some more thrifting inspiration you may enjoy!