First, contain your thrifting kit in something small, such as a plastic tackle box, a zippered fabric envelope or even a canvas tote. Check out thrift stores for ideas on how to contain your kit. I'm certain you'll find tons! Just make sure that whatever you choose has room for the following:
• A good tape measure that measures at least 8 to 10 feet.
• A small digital camera that is easy to use. If you' re unsure of purchasing an item, you can document for further consideration. However, be warned: Your discovery will most likely be gone if you wait too long to claim it.
•Dry wipes, such as Swiffer, which are capable of discretely removing dirt and grime and potentially revealing a treasure that others have passed by.
• A hand sanitizer. There's so much dusty and dirty stuff that you'll feel liberated to touch and investigate everything if you know that later you'll be able to wash your hands easily.
• A design notebook that's filled with budgets, wish lists, room measurements, color chips, design inspiration and fabric swatches. You'll have easy reference when you're waffling between what you need to complete a design project and something that you simply just love!
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous!
The Elegant Thrifter