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Thrift Stores Are So Messy and Unorganized: Unpopular Opinion About Thrifting

Unpopular Opinion: Thrift stores are messy and unorganized. Not all stores. Many thrift stores are neat and organized. You'll find items tagged and organized by size and sometimes by color. In most cases, thrift stores use shelves, bins and clothing racks to display items. I've shopped at some well-kept thrift stores that resemble vintage boutiques. The items were curated and displayed in such a way that at first glance it was hard to tell that the store was selling second-hand goods. So before painting all thrift stores with a wide brush, try a few shops in different areas of town. Venture outside of your neighborhood to get a flavor of how different thrift shops are organized. I bet you'll be pleasantly surprised at what you find.   Disclosure: Links may contain affiliates. When you buy through one of our links we will receive a commission. This is at no cost to you. Thank you for supporting Life on Greenwood and allowing me to continue to bring you valuable content

20 Random Thrifting Facts You Should Know

  How many of these random thrift facts do you know? Test your knowledge! 20 Random Thrifting Facts 1). Thrift shop – noun - Merriam Webster Definition of thrift shop: a shop that sells secondhand articles and especially clothes and is often run for charitable purposes  2). August 17 - National Thrift Shop Day  3). 1879: The Salvation Army comes to the U.S  4). 1902: Goodwill Industries is founded in Boston 5). 1919: The term “thrift shop” is coined. 6). 1974: Buffalo Exchange opens first store in Tucson, AZ. 7). 1984- NARTS-- The Association of Resale Professionals. Founded in 1984. Has noticed an increase in resale shops. Helps members (shop owners) with educational and professional development.  Also provides consumers with an online SHOPPING LIST to locate shops in their city or towns when visiting. 8). 1995: eBay and Craigslist are founded 9). At a garage sale in 2000, a Fresno, California house painter noticed images of Yosemite National Park on glass plates of