2. Head to thrift stores and consignment shops
When it’s time to buy, head to the consignment shops and thrift stores. Yes, these are the same places you just unloaded your collection of circa 1990 paisley blazers. But not everyone dumps their unwanted cast-offs there.
Some people don’t want to hassle with selling their goods and donate nice stuff to thrift stores. So don’t turn up your nose at your local Goodwill or Salvation Army. Instead, walk in with an open mind and see what they have to offer. For more on thrift store treasures, see “Not Your Grandma’s Goodwill.”