So, now that I’ve opened the door to discussing thrifting, I thought I’d go ahead and explore that subject a bit more.
Question: Isn’t it frustrating to hunt through all that stuff just to find a decent blouse?
Answer: Sometimes it is. Yes. But, I find that it helps to go in with a plan – to shop with a mission. I try to keep a list (on my dresser, or some place) of items that I find I need or want. Recently, that list looked something like this:
- Brown Blouse
- Nude Pumps (I found some at Payless, and love them so much that I posted about them HERE!)
- Lace Top… or something… to complete my white performance outfit??? (I found several options, and spent less than what I would have had to for ONE item at the mall.)
- Everyday, casual tops
Since I add to this list whenever I think of something I need, I know it’s pretty comprehensive. I’ll either stick it in my purse, or glance at it to refresh my memory, and head to Goodwill. This saves me all the time I might spend just aimlessly shuffling through random blouses. I know I need a solid brown blouse, so I look for that section. I need lacey tops, shrugs, tanks… anything that might help complete my performance outfit. So, I look for lace.
This should save you LOADS of time, and probably a lot of money, too. 🙂