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Thrifting a Goodwill Outlet Center isn’t just challenging: It is a trying test of spirit and will. I’ve been at it for two years now, and it knocks me on my ass EVERY SINGLE TIME.

High volume thrift is a dangerous journey. Here’s how the clothes-by-the-pound game is played:

  1. Approach massive bin of donated crap.
  2. Plunge arms into bottom of bin; grab as much clothing as wingspan/bicep strength allows; yank in upward direction.
  3. Sift through first pull; put promising items into cart.
  4. Repeat 4-5 times for current bin.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 for every subsequent bin.

How large is a massive bin of donated crap? Five feet wide, nine feet long, four feet deep – and that’s a conservative guess.

How many massive bins of donated crap exist at Goodwill Outlet Center? Forty or so – enough to scare the shit out of me.

Why do I continue to frequent a place that leaves me battered and brain-fried? Because it’s the biggest payoff in the history of thrift. (Also, because I need stock for my

More laters. Mwah!

P.S. Dig the polaroid frames?! Picnik, I LOVE YOU. :P

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Sandra
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Yup I love the Goodwill Clearance Center but it’s definately not for the faint of heart and/or the thrift store newbie. Love the finds btw. I miss your YT videos. :(

Nina
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OMG- that white floral cardigan was totally MINE! No joke- I gave it up last year- bought it at Lohmans a while back in DC. So glad you are enjoying it!

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