25. Show Up Early
As the saying goes, the early bird gets the worm. This is also very true when it comes to getting a good deal at the thrift shop. If you can get there early in the morning when the store first opens, you’re more likely to find a really good deal. A few hours later, most of the good stuff has been picked over. The sale is still going on, but you might not get the things you actually wanted if you had showed up earlier. Just keep in mind that on the Goodwill 50% day, people will line up in front of the door an hour early in order to get to the good stuff first.
Sometimes showing up to the thrift shop early can feel chaotic, if I’m being honest. So if you have anxiety around crowds of people who don’t seem to care about social distancing, you might actually want to avoid these busy times. If you have the vaccine, maybe you’re ready to throw caution to the wind and get great deals with the other early risers. But if you get nervous easily, just show up later in the day.