Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Is There a Method to the Madness???




Thrift Stores can be overwhelming all by themselves but, once you get accustomed and have a lay of the land, that feeling of overwhelm disappears. Nonetheless, with the decrease comes a lack of discipline.You have to reason and tell yourself just because it's a dollar or two, "do I really need another black shirt?" or "don't I have something similar?" and lastly, "is this what I came in here for?"


 

Here's my method to the madness:

  1. I only buy what's on sale. Meaning the color of the week, dollar day or a percentage off. Unless, it's something uniquely different that I've been looking for, only then will I consider it. Otherwise, I don't even consider the item if it's not on sale.
  2. I know what I'm looking for and have made a mental note. But, most of us forget things quickly so make a list of what you're in search of, similar to a grocery list but, more precise. For example, black slacks to match White Blazer.  This will prove handy when your trying to figure out, do I need this, what was I looking for, etc. Lists keep you focused and on task. 
  3. Give yourself a budget. It may sound childish but, when you see things for a dollar or two, you will find yourself buying everything and doing that often could have you on an episode of Hoarders. 
These are a few tips I use, do you have some rules that you follow?





6 comments:

  1. Lol, hoarders! I would add to your list that I also give myself a set amount of time in a store. If you stay there over a certain time, you either start picking up more stuff or it can start to get overwhelming again.

    Thrifting Diva
    www.thriftingdiva.com

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    1. Good Point, Ayana! Time is key but, there's no harm in examining fabric, patterns and colors. This helps you when finalizing your selections.

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  2. Very good points for shopping in general!

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    1. Staying focused and having patience is key. There's so much stuff out there that it could be costly, if you're not careful.

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