Welcome to the ShiftyThrifting Patreon!
About the Blog
ShiftyThrifting started over on Tumblr in 2013 as a way to entertain my Regretsy friends and to keep myself busy on my many thrifting trips. I always found myself wandering the stores I visited, marvelling over some of the strange things that would turn up. Who donated this? Who bought this in the first place? Who will give it a good home next? I found myself buying a lot of the weird things I found, including but not limited to a giant faux bear rug, a bootleg Hello Kitty/Pikachu crossover cookoo clock, and well... see below:
Your support has allowed me to make shit like this.
What started as a goofy hobby started to turn into work around 2015, when my 300 or so friends boomed into 10,000 followers. Now we're sitting at 50,000 and we get more submissions of weird finds than I know what to do with. The ShiftyThrifting community is some of the finest, strangest goofballs on the internet. This blog is still going because I love you guys, I love weird shit, and I love thrift stores.
When I started this blog, I went to the store once a week and took about six pictures on average. Now I go to three stores a week and take as many as I can. In 2013 we ended the year with about 150 posts I think. Now in 2018, we're up to nearly 10,000. That's a lot of fuckery for you guys to enjoy!
About the Admins
My name is Didi, and I started the blog and handle most of the submissions and technical work. I'm in my 30's, weird, disabled, and poor. I've had other web projects for years and years but nothing as successful and demanding as this blog. I love working on it, I love finding content for it, and I love the fans.
I'm based in Worcester, Massachusetts but visit shops in other states whenever I travel. My favorite things to find are Pokemon related anything, weird little statues of animals making strange faces, scented candles, and comic books. I hate shell art and Sillisculpts. Smash a Sillisculpt today to recieve 5 free Didi Points.
Our second Admin is Otter, who is based out of the DFW area of Texas. She may in fact be a possum wearing human skin inside of an otter suit. Nobody is certain. Otter handles the artwork, t-shirt design, helps with Junk Boxes, and listens to me rant. Otter is president of thrift memes and the finder of beet poot. Praise Otter!
Our third admin is Lozartist, more info coming soon!
The simple answer here is that the blog has almost gotten -too- big for me to handle on my own. I spend 2+ hours a day on submissions alone, and I still haven't seen the bottom of my inbox this year. The wear-and-tear on my car eventually claimed its life, and now I can only go out when my fiance's car is free or he's willing to be drug around the local Savers while I threaten to cover our home in velvet unicorn paintings.
The other answer to this is to give something tangible back to the community. Junk Boxes are fun to get and fun to shop for, and so far I've had a blast with them. Now with Otter helping, we can send out even more!
Where will the money go?
- Savings, going towards a new car so that I can travel all of New England looking for thrifted nonsense.
- Gas money to get to the shops I go to now.
- Shipping costs for the Junk Boxes, as well as finding weird little things to put in the next round of them.
- Web hosting, domain registration, and design.
- To Otter, who is helping me make a thrift store video game and doing so much behind the scenes to help that she deserves a paycheck.
- Popeye's delivers in Worcester, so some of it is going to fried chicken brought hot and fresh directly to my door.
- Personal bills that are not chicken related.
- To Loz, who handles our queue like a champ.
If you read this far I love you, and if you pledged I super love you. Thank you so much for your support and thank you for following, we've got a lot more shifty things to find!