How to be thrifty without being cheap

Thrifting is a great way to save money while still enjoying new-to-you items. However, there is definitely a fine line between being thrifty and being cheap. Here are some tips for how to thrift without being cheap:

1. Go in with an open mind – One of the most important things to remember when thrifting is that you may not find exactly what you’re looking for. Be willing to look around and try on different items, even if they’re not exactly what you had in mind.

2. Don’t haggle too hard – While it’s always worth asking if the price on an item can be lowered, remember that thrift stores are often non-profit organizations or raising money for a good cause. Don’t haggle too hard over small amounts of money.

3. Look for quality – Just because something is cheap doesn’t mean it’s a good deal. Be sure to inspect items for signs of wear and tear, and only buy items that are in good condition and will last.

4. Avoid buying items you don’t need – It can be tempting to buy items just because they’re cheap, but if you don’t really need that sweater or pair of shoes, it’s not really a thrifty purchase.

5. Don’t forget to donate – Donating items that you no longer need or want is an important part of the thrifting process.

I mean, it’s good to let go of some things in order to create the space for new things, the saying out with the old and in with the new comes to mind. 

So, if you bring in an item to donate, consider browsing the store while you’re there. You never know what treasures you might find!