How to Navigate Inside Your Nearest Thrift Store [Infographic]


Did you know that the Goodwill clothing racks are organized by color? Did you know Goodwill has a kitchen and home goods area?

When you walk into your nearest thrift store, it may seem overwhelming at first. With such a large selection of clothing, furniture, accessories, and other unique finds, where do you begin? Knowing a little bit about what the store has to offer will help you make the most of your shopping visit.

Make a shopping list.
Whether it’s in your head or on a piece of paper, make a note of the items you’re searching for. If you’re looking for shoes, head to that area first. Having a list helps you focus when you’re in the store. Then, after you’ve found the items you came for, you can allow yourself some time to browse.

Shop clothing by color at Goodwill.
The women, men, and children clothing racks are conveniently organized by color. This makes it easy to find the colors you like for you and your family. Shop through your favorite colors in your size, first. Then, browse through the other colors to see if you spot something in a bold color or pattern.

Find furniture in the back.
If you don’t make your way through the entire store, you might miss some great furniture finds. They’re usually in the back of the Goodwill store or around the sides. You’re sure to find some awesome, gently used furniture pieces that still have some life left. The trick is to think creatively when shopping at your nearest thrift store. You might be able to give your thrift store find a fresh coat of paint and some new hardware.

Goodwill stores are known for their sizable selections, unique goods, fun finds, and of course our low prices. You never know what you’ll find on a Goodwill run. The good stuff goes fast, so get here soon! Find a Goodwill location near you. For more special offers and coupons, sign up for our email newsletter.

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