Planning a Thrift Trip? Do this first


I got so many amazing responses after my recent trip to Goodwill’s Clearance Center. Thanks a million! So many of you responded with your eagerness and plans to try thrifting for the first time. You guys rock and I hope you love it.

While you might be counting down your days until your trip to the thrift store, there’s something you should do first.

Clean out your closet.

If the thrifting gods are in your favor, you’ll walk out of the thrift store with bags full of clothes, shoes, and accessories for your upgraded wardrobe. While most people buy additional hangers to store their new finds, you’d be doing yourself a disservice. By keeping and adding things, you’re merely adding clutter and overwhelm to what should be a special place in your home.

By cleaning out your closet before a shopping trip, you make room for new items and possibilities. You also get a better idea of what you’re looking for and what you no longer want. If you have no idea where to start, remove the things that no longer suit you.

Here are some things to purge:

-       Anything you haven’t worn in the last six months.

-       Anything that doesn't fit you.

-       Anything that brings bad memories.

-       Anything you don’t feel amazing in.

All your rejects can be resold, given away, or donated. I like to take my donations to Goodwill during my shopping trips. It feels like an exchange of goods. Whatever you decide to do, remember that you’re making room for better and more fitting pieces.

Happy thrifting!