From personal experience I have had better luck shopping at thrift stores on Mondays and Tuesdays. People tend to clean their homes on weekends, so thrift stores get a lot of donations on Saturdays and Sundays. Once the stores have received these donations they still have to inspect and price each item before they put them out on the shelves to sell. Give them a day or two and wait until Monday or Tuesday before you go shopping.
Of course, not all stores are the same. Some may be slower than others, short on staff or just have a huge pile of things to go through, so Tuesday or Wednesday may be better. You will have to learn what’s best at each store. Either way, the beginning of the week is definitely what I recommend.
On the flip side of that, I try to avoid going on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays to shop. It’s more crowded and pickings are slim. You may also want to avoid shopping on the 1st and the 15th because a lot of people get paid on those days so they are out-and-about and ready to spend their check, which causes an influx in people at thrift stores.
What time of day should you go? I recommend going in the morning before lunch or between the hours of 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. If you’re at work doing these hours, try to get to the store about an hour before they close. There are fewer people shopping at these times, which makes the experience better and less competitive, in my opinion.
Thank you so much for reading this blog post today for #ThriftyThursdaysWithFallon. I truly appreciate you stopping by and I hope this information helps! If you do find something, let me know! I want to see your treasures and celebrate with you! Happy thrifting!! See you tomorrow for #FridaysWithFallon!