I have a list of things I look for when I go thrifting; here are a few of them. When I stumble upon one of these for a price I can't refuse, I can't wait to take my new found treasure home and start using it. Most of them are related to food, so I figured I could share it in this space.
They may be trash to someone else, but they are treasures to me.
I may not be a professional at thrifting/antique shopping, but I definitely love finding good quality things for close to nothing. here a few of my amateur tips.
- In general prices are not set in stone, there's always room for bargaining although don't be too much of a cheapskate asking for ridiculous discounts on already thrifty prices.
- befriend one of your thrift store salespeople. If you have a friend working there, more likely than not they can give discounts at the register; double score.
- Have an idea of what you want to look for before you walk in or else you may be there all day.
- Or don't have any sort of plan or list, see what you find on the fly although you will likely need to plan more time; which is not really an option for us.