Want to save money? Well, the best thing you can do for your wallet is to decide that not everything you own needs to be a name brand or even brand new for that matter.
Buying secondhand was made intensely popular by the “Thrift Shop” song, and practically every hipster in Edmonton is doing it. So, it’s about time you jumped on the money-saving bandwagon!
The beauty of being able to shop thrift stores like a boss is that you can find unique, functional pieces without spending a ton of your hard-earned cash. It also helps out the environment because the more you buy secondhand, the less that goes in the dump.
So, how do you shop thrift stores like a boss?
First things first, decide what you are willing to use secondhand and what you are not. For instance, you might be totally comfortable buying clothes, pots/pans, and furniture, but draw the line at using secondhand bedding or underwear.
That’s totally fine! Just make yourself a list of What To Buy New and What To Buy Used. This could apply to books, workout equipment, shoes, and much, much more.
Thrifting can be intensely time-consuming, so never shop when you are hungry or tired or grouchy, and always wear comfortable clothes, preferably an outfit that allows you to try on clothing time over top.
Another tip: If you find a store you really like, get to know the sales people. They’ll start to recognize you and if you are looking for something that they don’t have yet, they will be more likely to call you when it actually comes into the store.
Great places to shop thrifty in Edmonton:
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