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How to Thrift When You're In a Hurry-3 Easy Tips!

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Today-I'm going to be sharing a few of my go-to tips when thrifting or shopping in a hurry< something I do all the time!

1. Make a bee line to the dressing rooms (if there are any)
I do this ALL THE time. If I'm thrifting in a time crunch (I'm talking 30 min-1hr lunch) I run to the dressing room to pick up any loot that didn't end up fitting someone. You may or may not find anything but regardless you cut the rummaging time. Someone's already picked through to find good items. Talk about efficient!

Didn't find anything? Don't fret! Look on the racks closest to the dressing room. You may or may not know this but people are lazy AF and will not put something in the right place-not excluding myself :p 

*Pro-tip: Check the area near the cash register too for any of those last minute regrets.

thrift store layout

2. Create a wishlist beforehand
Trust me even a seasoned thrifter gets overwhelmed the moment they walk into a thrift store. The other day, I went to a new thrift store in my area and stood in the entrance for like 5 minutes staring in awe of how large the store was and how I was going to possibly find anything. Needless to say-I did. hahahah!

Creating a wishlist really keeps you on track for what you should look for and prioritize looking for at the thrift. I like to spend some time thinking about what trends are in line with my style and jot them down. Head over to check out my August Thrift wish List to see my current list.

Based on what's on my wish list, I'll navigate around the store looking for these items. 

For example, if I have black high-waisted jeans on my list, I'll go straight to the women's jeans section and first look in the dark/black denim then fan out to the men's section if I haven't found what I like. 

fashion wish list

3. Pull what catches your eye, sort later
I learned this the hard way and still to this day fail to follow my own rules. Jokes on me -__-
I've learned to grab and throw anything that I like into my cart. There's a few reasons for this: 

  •  You don't spend time deliberating whether you should get it
  •  You get more time to go through more items.
  •  It also gives you time to figure out what you want. I've picked up a shirt that I ended up hating by the time I was at the check out. 

What are some of your shopping tips? Share them below, I'm always down to up my shopping game!