Two Stylish Kays: Thrifting Tips 101: Leave Thrift Store Empty Handed

Thrifting Tips 101: Leave Thrift Store Empty Handed

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


IT'S OK TO LEAVE THE THRIFT STORE EMPTY HANDED: The joy of thrift shopping is being able to find items that you love at a good deal. You will have your good days and you will have some bad days. The good days are when you find so many items it is hard to decide which ones will make the ultimate cut. But the bad days are when you go and do not find anything worth even trying on. Trust me it happens to all of us, the thrift veterans and the newbies too. However, that should not leave you disappointed! It is OK to leave the thrift store empty handed. 

New thrift shoppers define thrift shopping success as leaving with a bag of stuff. They buy things just because they are on sale or "it's only a dollar". After a while your closet will be filled up with stuff you do not love. Do not ever feel that you have to buy something to validate your thrift shopping trip. Don't ever think that it was a waste of time, just because you did not buy something. Just know that you can go thrift shopping another day! The main thing you do not want to do is to waste money buying items you have no use for. 

How do you feel when you go thrift shopping and leave the store Empty Handed?



25 comments:

  1. I leave the thrift store empty handed 99% of the time. Its real difficult for me to commit to an item in the thrift store lol. Something about it being second hand always makes me think twice.

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    Saprina
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  2. I have certainly done this too many times, bought items that were $1 that I really didn't need. But then there have been times when I left empty handed only to wish I would have picked up that glass bowl set I saw. I did go back to buy it too, luckily it was still there!

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  3. I would always find myself leaving the thrift store with nothing at all. Sometimes I would find great deal items but I don't really need them so I'd prefer to get something that I would be able to use.

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

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  4. This is such a great point! I have been working really hard this past year to only buy things that bring me lots of joy and not because of it's low price tag!

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  5. I completely agree with this. Sometimes, I'll even go in outlet stores or malls and leave empty handed. There's not always something out there that is worth spending money on, and there's no reason to waste money either.

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  6. I pretty much always leave empty handed. I rarely find anything that is great or good. I have a friend who swears by thrifting, but I can never find anything that works for me.

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  7. Confession, I've never been to a thrift store, I do everything online. Now I'm curious to check it out.

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  8. This is so true! Sometimes I think thrift stores aren't as great of a deal as we think we are getting either. But I do love shopping there.

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  9. I always leave the thift store empty handed lol. I am usually there looking for something very particular and I really won't buy from a thift store unless I absolutely love it because if I don't, it'll end up at the thift store again anyway!

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  10. This is so hard for me to leave empty handed, I guess because its a discount store I want to feel like I got some kind of deal.

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  11. Yes, I totally agree with this. I was trained from an early age how to thrift shopper, my mom goes EVERY Saturday. She never leaves empty handed even though sometimes she needs to!

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  12. I probably leave without something more times than not. The fun of thrift store shopping is often in the hunt for that special item and finding a great deal on something I want/need.

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  13. There has been many times when I have left without making a purchase and other times where I have found some amazing things. Either way its ok like you said x

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  14. I am okay leaving a thrift store with nothing. I usually go looking for something specific. If I don't find it, I don't buy anything.

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  15. I've only found something I actually like a handful of times. Our thrift stores tend to be overpriced. :-(

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  16. Haha... I love this. So often I go into a thrift store and walk out with arms full but sometimes it's best that I do just leave empty handed. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. I love to go look even if I don't end up purchasing something. I just love seeing all the different styles.

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  18. Honestly, I have no problem leaving any store empty handed. I do have friends who always have to buy something when they go into a store and I think that is sometimes a waste of money.

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  19. Haha! I am not an alcoholic shopper. Infact I jsut dont like to go to malls. If I need to buy something, I just buy online. Saves me all the effort and patience. :)

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  20. I just went into a thrift store today and didn't leave empty handed but usually do. I have no problems leaving when there isn't anything that screams at me or we need - Jeanine

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  21. Hehehe where I live I always leave the thrift store empty handed lol... unfortunately in my small town there are never any goodies :(

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  22. This is one of my favorite tips! I have a rule that if I'm not in love with an item then I don't buy it.

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  23. Yes.i do all of the time. My kids feel that they have to buy something when we go in. I remind them that if we did not find something we really love then it would end up back at the thrifts store and we would be wasting money and making our house a clutter.

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  24. Yes.i do all of the time. My kids feel that they have to buy something when we go in. I remind them that if we did not find something we really love then it would end up back at the thrifts store and we would be wasting money and making our house a clutter.

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