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How do I start thrifting?

Want to start thrifting in Edmonton? It’s easy. To get started, head to your nearest Goodwill thrift store Edmonton location. 

Second-hand stores in Edmonton carry tons of unique items. But, to find quality products at the best prices, you’ll need to know how to thrift like a pro. 

Below are some tips to help you start your journey to becoming a thrifting expert!

  • Visit on a weekday (if you want to avoid the crowds).
  • Learn how to recognize quality items.
  • Consider the surrounding area's demographics to find what you’re looking for. For example, if you’re looking for children’s clothing or toys, shop at an Edmonton thrift store in a family-friendly neighbourhood.

Find more thrift shopping tips here:

How To Thrift Shop Like A Pro

Thrift Store Tips

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How can I donate to a thrift store in Edmonton?

Want to donate your unwanted items to a thrift store in Edmonton? Goodwill makes it easy! Stop by a donation center nearest you during our donation hours (listed above) to drop off your items.

What items can you donate to Goodwill thrift stores in Edmonton? We accept clothing, household goods, and more, including:

  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Bras
  • Furniture
  • Toys
  • Books
  • Holiday decor, etc.

Please note: all items should be in good condition. Clothing items, including underwear, socks and bras, should be new or gently used, clean, and dry when donated. Goodwill cannot accept wet or dirty clothing. Check out our Donation Guide for a complete list of what you can and can’t donate at your local Goodwill.

What is the best time to visit a thrift store?

The key to finding great items (and deals) at thrift stores in Edmonton is to visit often. That said, the best time to visit a thrift store in Edmonton is when:

  1. The shelves were recently stocked. The shelves at Goodwill thrift stores in Edmonton are stocked daily - so every day is a good day to stop by!
  2. A sale or promotion is happening. Goodwill Edmonton thrift stores have weekly promotions, including weekly Coloured Tag Sales and Seniors Day (every Wednesday). 

Goodwill also offers a GOOD Rewards Card and other promotions to help you make the most of every dollar you spend.

How do I start thrifting?

Want to start thrifting in Edmonton? It’s easy. To get started, head to your nearest Goodwill thrift store Edmonton location. 

Second-hand stores in Edmonton carry tons of unique items. But, to find quality products at the best prices, you’ll need to know how to thrift like a pro. 

Below are some tips to help you start your journey to becoming a thrifting expert!

  • Visit on a weekday (if you want to avoid the crowds).
  • Learn how to recognize quality items.
  • Consider the surrounding area's demographics to find what you’re looking for. For example, if you’re looking for children’s clothing or toys, shop at an Edmonton thrift store in a family-friendly neighbourhood.

Find more thrift shopping tips here:

How To Thrift Shop Like A Pro

Thrift Store Tips

Are things bought from thrift stores good?

Many things bought from thrift stores are good, quality items. In fact, Goodwill second-hand stores in Edmonton carry some of the best items, including brand names. 

Goodwill receives new donations on a daily basis. As a result, our shelves are always full of high-quality items for you to choose from. Thus, thrift shopping at Goodwill is a great way to buy brand-name items and other like-new merchandise for a fraction of the price.

What are the various Goodwill thrift store locations in Edmonton?

Goodwill has 11 thrift stores in Edmonton. This includes thrift stores near Edmonton downtown, Westview, South Park, Manning Crossing, and more

Check out the list of Goodwill thrift store Edmonton locations above to find a second-hand store and donation center near you.

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