Thrifting with the Gals
Welcome to “Thrifting with the Gals” and a look into my top thrifting goals for 2022. I hope today’s post inspires you to set your own thrifting goals in 2022 and to share all your thrifting adventures with us this year by using our hashtag #thriftingwiththegals .
We will be sharing all our favorites over in Instagram stories throughout the year.
If you are joining me today from Rachel over at The Pond’s Farmhouse, welcome! I am going to be bookmarking Rachel’s post today on What to Look For in Thrift Stores this Year! She has the best thrifty ideas for sure!
Meet the gals who join me thrifting every week over on Instagram and monthly here on the blog for a round-up of our favorites along with how we decorate with the finds throughout our homes.
Also joining us this month is our guest host Lora from Create and Ponder.
This past year “Thrifting with the Gals” was such a whirlwind of vintage finds, second-hand shops, thrifty DIYs, restoring my parent’s Coastal Maine home, and was just plain all-around fun!
Thrifting Goals for 2022
But this year, I really wanted to set some thrifting goals for myself in 2022 for “Thrifting with the Gals“.
So I started a fire in the fireplace, poured a cup of coffee, and got started thinking about my thrifting goals for 2022.
Have you ever set thrifting goals for yourself before? If not, today may just be the day.
I settled on 4 thrifting goals that I know I will be able to stick to in 2022.
So let’s get to it:
1. To Buy Less & Thrift More
My first thrifting goal for 2022 is to buy less and thrift more. Meaning, I don’t want to buy things that I really don’t need.
And to be more goal-oriented when I’m out “Thrifting with the Gals“.
This is also partly the reason I created today’s blog post, to help myself stay focused on:
- Items that I am actually searching for.
- And ones with a decor purpose already in mind.
2. Vision Boards
Create vision boards for thrift shopping with a decor purpose in mind.
Thrifting isn’t always planned, as we all know.
A drive-by yard sale, a new second-hand shop, flea market, etc. can all pop up so unexpectedly, and like yourself, I can never pass one by…
Therefore having a vision board that reflects my thrifting goals and decor needs will be so helpful especially on those surprise pop-ups.
You may learn all about vision boards here.
Here is one of the first vision boards I ever created. And I’m still swooning over all this vintage inspiration today.
3. Sell, Donate, and Organize
Years ago, while living in Connecticut I had a booth at a vintage barn that I really enjoyed collecting and selling for.
I enjoy thrifting and vintage shopping so much and I’m thinking of goal #3 as an extension to “Thrifting with the Gals” for this year.
I want to start up a consignment booth like this one here, preferably near our home in Vermont.
4. Thrift My Homes
Maine Home | Thrifting Goals
This year I want to take the time to go through our attic in Maine. You see, It’s filled with antiques, my mother’s collectibles, old family photos, quilts, and so much more.
Check out the post on Coastal Maine Heritage | Embracing My Roots.
I’d like to go through it all this year, creating and styling unique treasures for the home with all the heirlooms this attic keeps.
Learn more about our Coastal Maine home and where it all started here and here.
And I know you will love this new one-of-a-kind vintage rug from Revival HERE!
Vermont Home | Thrifting Goals
And this year at our Vermont home, I am determined to clean out our basement, selling many of the thrifted goodies that it too holds.
Just not any family heirlooms here…
Check out My Favorite Second-Hand Shops from Vermont to Maine here and bookmark it for your later reference.
SET YOUR OWN TOP THRIFTING GOALS FOR 2022
Have I inspired you to set your own thrifting goals for 2022 yet?
Here is a template I created to help get you started:
You may also enjoy seeing This Season’s Thrifting Trends.
What to Look for Thrifting in 2022
- Vintage Rugs
- Vintage Braided Rugs
- Vintage Wall Pictures and Frames
- Vintage Kitchen Mixers
- Vintage Bread Boards
- Bedroom Pine Cabinets
- Rectangle Pine Dining Room Tables
- Vintage Bedroom Items
- Vanity Tables
- Hairbrushes and Hand Mirrors
- Bedside Tables
- Cozy Chairs or Bench
- Vintage Clothes Hangers
- Atomizers and Perfume Bottles
- Seasonal Coffee Table Decor
- Vintage Drapes
Now, will you be making any thrifting goals for 2022?
Let me know in the comment section below.
Here’s to Thrifting Goals in 2022!
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Rachel Harper says
I loved your thrifting goals! I’m excited that you plan to open a consignment booth. How fun.
Thanks, Rachel yes I’ve been thinking about it for a while now!
These are lovely goals to have while thrifting!! It is nice to always have something in mind that you are looking for when you are out…so as to keep the not needed items at bay. Thanks for sharing…this was super helpful!
I’m so glad you enjoyed them, Rachel! Thanks so much for dropping by.
Lora Bloomquist says
Great ideas! It’s nice to be able to sell off items when you like to find new pieces as much as we do:) It will be fun for you to sell again! My goal is to find an awesome primitive drawer piece like you found! I’ve always wanted something like that, but they’re hard to come by without spending a fortune. And a green scale to add to my collection;) Thanks for having me as a guest today!
I’m so glad you joined us today Lora. Thank you so much my friend🙌🏻
Kristin | White Arrows Home says
I love these goals and how you laid them out! Vision boards are one of my favorite things. I’m working on one right now for our loft space.
Thank you so much Kristin🙏
How lucky for you to have an attic of goodies to go through! I so enjoy the photos of your lovely home(s) that you share. I certainly get inspired by your posts. Keep up the good work!
Aww thank you so much Jo. I appreciate you stopping by so much🙏
Kathy Munday says
I love the ideas for your goals. My thought process is kind of opposite!!! I usually find something that I love and build my uses around it, telling myself why I’ve “got to have it!!” I do have the “ urge to purge” right now, but oh so hard to pass by that awesome find!!!! I look forward to your posts every day!!!❤️❤️
Oh Kathy I have that same thought process. Trust me😂🙈
Your consignment booth would likely be within driving distance of my home in Washington County, NY. I look forward to visiting once you have it up and running. What will I be searching for in 2022? A dropleaf table that can fit behind my sofa and that can be used during puzzle season, a tool carrier or such that can be used as a cleaning caddy, blue and white plates, vintage fabrics, and cache pots for my many plants. Best wishes on your new venture!
I love the idea of a vintage toolbox as a cleaning caddy. That’s so clever. I’d love for you to visit my booth once I can get one up and running. How fun🙌🏻
Kim | Shiplap and Shells says
I love your thrifting goals, Ann. And what a great idea to create a vision board as well. I am specifically on the hunt for ironstone and blue and white vintage dishes.
I had a booth to “downsize” and ended up shopping to feed the booth. I also shop my house, I have so much stuff. I’m spending January sorting and scanning photos,,,huge job, but am so happy to be finishing. I go to thrift shops and estate sales, looking for a small scale. I’m buying a lot less, but am more focused. I buy French items, but am setting up to sell on ebay to downsize. Lots of fun, but I’m becoming better at saying no!!
Yes I fear that too. But it’ll keep me going for a while for sure😂