We often hear people complain that they're no good at thrift store shopping—they have an aversion to dirt, no patience, or just bad luck. The truth is that anyone can be a good thrifter if they keep an open mind. It's as simple as recognizing when an object needs a good cleaning, a coat of paint, or even just a new context. Need more direction than that? Here's a list of a few common items to keep an eye out for — an ultimate DIY shopping list to carry with you next time you thrift!