National Thrift Shop Day | August 17
Thu Aug 17th

National Thrift Shop Day

On National Thrift Shop Day, August 17th, get ready for some bargain shopping! Almost every town in the United States has a thrift store or secondhand store. So there is no excuse not to celebrate.


A thrift store (also known as a thrift store, charity shop, hospice store, second-hand shop, consignment, or resale shop) is a retail store that sells gently used items. Typically, charitable charities run the stores to raise funds in accordance with the organization's stated charitable cause. If times have been difficult, the organization may also use some of the items to assist others in getting back to their feet after a disaster or when times have been difficult.

The public supports the bulk of services, while volunteers staff the stores. Since the items were donated, prices have been reduced to a lower price to the buyers.

People bring their used items into the store to sell in a consignment store. When the item sells, the consignment store keeps a cut of the proceeds.

Everyone needs to save money. People are increasingly buying at thrift stores. Among the other hidden treasures within thrift shops around the country's walls are clothing, furniture, and household products. To some, shopping at a thrift store isn't even about the price (that's just a bonus!). Rather, it's about the adventure of finding vintage and antique items.

While thrift shopping saves the money, it also helps the planet. Every item purchased from a thrift store is one less item in a landfill. It's recycling at its best!

There are other benefits of thrifting, as well as other benefits of thrifting:

  • Redecorating on a budget – Thrifty shoppers know trends come and go. At the thrift store, find the one you're looking for
  • Dress for less – No matter the occasion, #CelebrateEveryDay with styles galore!
  • Increase your budget – By saving money on thrift shopping, you'll have more funds for more important things
  • Books of all sorts are finding their way to thrift stores. Expand your library – Books of all sorts are on sale

How to report national thrift store day

At the Thrift Shops in your area, there are some specials. Consider donating unused items if you have items you no longer use. For bargains, check your local thrift stores for offers and make a day of shopping with a friend. Find out how you can help. Another alternative is to find out how you can volunteer.

To post on social media, use the hashtag #ThriftShopDay.

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Thrift shop FAQ

Q. When is the best time to buy at a thrift store? Many people believe Monday and Tuesday are the best because a large number of donations are made on weekends. A. Many claim Monday and Tuesday are the best because a lot of donations are made on the weekends. However, thrift stores must still sort through the items first. That takes time. However, buying early and often can be your best bets for the best finds.

Q. Is there anything I shouldn't buy at a thrift store that I shouldn't buy?

A. Car seats are probably the number one thing you should never buy at a thrift store, and they should never buy at a thrift store. A car seat may have been in an accident and was destroyed. They also have to be retired. Underwear, bathing suits, and makeup are among the more common items that include underwear, bathing suits, and makeup. Country Living has a complete list.

Q. Should I wash clothing I buy at thrift stores?

A. Any article of clothing you buy should be washed before wearing (with the exception of anything that requires dry cleaning). Often thrift stores do not wash clothes before putting them out for sale. Although the donors may have washed them, the clothing may have been in boxes for months or years before arriving at the store.