Blog Home

Thrift Shopping Tips

sign on building saying thrift shop with an arrow pointing right


Welcome back to the blog for The Cliffs! The end of summer is approaching, and now is a great time to go through your closet and the rest of your apartment and get rid of things you no longer need, making room for what you love. Find a thrift shop near you in Jersey City, NJ to take your things and to find treasures for your home. Today, our blog has tips to help you do so without adding clutter to your apartment or strain on your wallet.


Set a budget.

Prices at thrift stores can be tricky — inexpensive due to it having been donated or more pricey due to it being vintage. Research before your trip. Check a store’s website and social media accounts, if available, and see what prices are common for the items you’re interested in.


Set a budget based on what you find and how much you’ve saved up for your shopping spree — and stick to it. Bring cash and only buy with the money in your pocket. You can always make a note to come back for more later.


Be open to making alterations.

Sometimes you find something that you love and need, but it’s not exactly how you hope for it to be. Know yourself: if you’ll use or love an item that needs a simple repair (and if you’ll actually make the repair), it might be worth the buy. Just stay away from things that are too heavily damaged, stained, or torn to enjoy or make use of.



This is the fun part! Go to each store with a goal of what you want to find in mind. Look high and low, in drawers and trunks, and don’t be afraid to ask the owner of the shop directly if they have what you’re looking for. They may even be able to find you something that’s just as good as or better than what you have in mind.


What are your favorite thrift shopping tips? What are your favorite places in Jersey City to find unique home decor items or gently used clothing? Share your ideas with the rest of the apartment community by leaving a comment. Thanks for reading. Good luck!