The Art of Thrifting

I am a fan of bargains. Specifically, I am a fan of frequenting thrift stores in a never-ending quest for that elusive find. I call it thrifting and yes, it is an addiction.

You never know what you’ll find when you hit up a thrift store. Sometimes, you won’t find anything worth a second look, much less taking home. Sometimes, you might find one or two things that catch your eye. Every now and then you hit the proverbial jackpot, like that one time I found a first edition signed copy of Gregg Allman’s autobiography or when I found the complete DVD set of Ken Burn’s Jazz documentary.

I find it’s better to go during the week since that’s when they typically will have the new arrivals. Again, there’s no guarantee that you’ll find anything, but the hunt is part of the fun. Plus, you’ll see some odd items that you won’t see in any other kind of store. And it’s a great place to people watch if you’re not finding anything.

My go-to thrift store is Goodwill, but I like any thrift store that’s relatively close to where I live. I’m always looking for new places to check out.

Thrifting isn’t for everybody, but those who have discovered the art of the thrift know the adrenaline rush of a good find. Really, it’s about finding what brings you joy and makes your weird little heart happy.

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