1. Have good items. Perhaps not every time, but it needs to have consistent potential of quality items.
2. Have appropriate pricing. Target clearance pricing has trumped many a thrift store deal in my experience.
3. Have some measure of cleanliness and orderliness.
So, after several months I have made my tally and now feel like I know when and where to spend my time thrifting. Here are a some examples of my successful thrifting:
|This $6.00- 1970's brass lamp was upcycled with a little tlc and some spray paint.|
|What can I say, I liked the fish.|
|...and these colors.|
|Some thrifted glassware.|
|And a few thrifted books.|
Unfortunately, even with all my forethought and experience sometimes thrifting goes awry. Here is the ultimate example of thrifting gone wrong, very wrong...
|For $5.89 I thought it was worth a shot. Sniff... Sniff... Only, that is NOT bleach. No, that would be cat urine!|