You Know You’re Obsessed With Thrifting When..

I’d argue that no one has seen more thrift store interiors than me. If you think you have, we should be best friends. But if you’re not sure then you should read this blog post and see how truly dedicated you are.

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…  the thought of spending a Saturday in a packed Goodwill gets you excited.

… it’s all you want to talk about with your friends but they just don’t get it.

… you never miss a single sale day even if you’re sick. (This is a real thing I’ve done.)

… “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore is your jam.

… there’s nothing like the smell of a thrift store in the morning.

… more than half of your wardrobe is secondhand.

… you and the staff at your local thrift store are on a first name basis. (Bonus points if out-of-town locations remember you, too!)

… that’s where you do all your gift shopping.

… you’ve struck up conversation with a stranger about small clown figurines and it didn’t seem weird.

… haggling prices is a second language to you.

… you get sticker shock at major retail stores.

… thrift stores feel like your home away from home.

… you’ve witnessed fellow customers at all stages of undressed and no one batted an eye.

… your puzzles and board games contain mysterious pet fur.

… you can think of a lot more things to add to this list!

Let me know down in the comments how you did. Also, be sure to share this with your thrifty friends and see who ranks highest!


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  • Lee

    This list is great! All of these are so true for me! haha! I’ll try and think of some other things to add~

    Lee –

  • That is awesome! I feel honored to be in the presence of such a seasoned thrifter. 😉

  • I don’t know what a Maclemore (??) is but I like the rest of this hahah! Now I want to go thrifting. Good job, Hannah.

  • Oh yeah, I am like… PAST Macklemore, what’s more than that? Don’t even know. But I cannot. resist. thrift stores. Every time we take a road trip, if I see a thrift store I’m just like “OH LET’S STOP.” and I have to work hard to convince my husband that we should. I rate vacations based on the amount of thrifting I could do there. Antique stores also work, but y’know. Thrifting is best.

    And I am pretty sure at this moment, about 80% of my wardrobe is secondhand.

  • Emily

    The first time I heard “Thrift Shop” I was like “it’s like this song was written specifically with me in mind!” Because I love thrifting and hip-hop equally. I missed a few sale days recently and when I made my triumphant return to my local Salvation Army they were like, “You’re back! We were worried!” and I felt simultaneously excited and embarrassed. And I am inculcating my daughter into the ranks (and/or giving her tons of stories to tell her friends when she’s 12) so that she thinks it’s completely normal that thrift stores are legit the ONLY PLACE we buy clothes.

  • Emily

    Fun fact: When I graduated from college, my now-husband and I went on a cross-country road trip (NY to Chicago, to Tennessee, to Oklahoma, to Vegas, to Oregon) in which we stopped at thrift stores along the way. It would have been way more fun if we weren’t super broke, but it was still pretty awesome! I still have a top that I bought down in Klamath Falls, Ore., that I love. We used to go thrifting and yard-saling together every Saturday morning when we still lived in Portland.

  • It’s probably best if you don’t know who Macklemore is. It would just be another thing to take up your time! haha

  • I’ve always feel weird rating my vacations based on the thrifting but that’s exactly how I think of them, too! I’ll never forget the time I stayed in a hotel in the middle of.. heck, I don’t even know what state I was in, but there was a thrift store ON THE SAME LOT! Unfortunately we got there late/left too early to go. I will always mourn for what could have been. (And I think they were having a sale day. *tears*)

    I’m glad to have a friend who is as passionate about thrifting as I am. You’re good people! 🙂

  • You are not alone in that! There was a woman who worked at my local thrift store and she would actually notice when we (my mom and I) arrived in a different car. I’m like REALLY?! Thrifting is really awesome mother/daughter bonding. You’re doing parenting right! 🙂

  • What an epic road trip. I love it!