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Colonial Village Blog, Manchester, NH  We are featuring our favorite thrifting tips to help you navigate some of Manchester's best thrift shops this month.

The Colonial Village Apartments Blog is featuring our favorite thrifting tips to help you navigate Manchester’s best thrift shops this month. Thrift shops have the reputation of stocking clothing that is out-of-style and out-of-date. Vintage clothing gets a bad rap, but visiting a thrift shop for a new (to you, at least) jacket or sweater is a great way to find a unique piece that fits your style and is probably more durable than most clothing you can find nowadays. We’ve searched the web for the best thrifting tips out there to share with you.


From Clothesencounters: Don’t be afraid to adjust your “new” clothes.


Jenn Im is a beauty vlogger who often goes thrifting and shows off her finds. Take her advice and chop some length off of a maxi dress or a sweatshirt that is a little too long to fit your form. Also, don’t be afraid to cut shoulder pads out of a nice jacket or dress to make it work for you. There are a ton of great ways to make clothing from the thrift store fit your unique style. You can find Jenn Im’s thrifting videos here.


From Racked: Clean up your vintage finds.


We all know that thrift store finds come with a distinct smell. Get rid of the smell by using this article from Racked. Racked recommends using activated charcoal, kitty litter, white vinegar, vodka, and steam to clean your thrift store finds. Remember to wash your brand new finds from the thrift store as soon as you come home.


From Us: Don’t neglect the other sections of the thrift store.


Yes, clothing takes up most of the floor at the thrift shop, but don’t neglect the books, records, and furniture sections. Avoid buying any couches or cloth furniture at the thrift store. Stick to wood, glass, and plastic. Also, remember to disinfect anything you buy as soon as you bring it home to your apartment.


You can find a list of the best thrift stores in the Manchester, NH area here. Thanks for reading our blog! We hope that you have a great month full of good luck.