Make Friends With Your Thrift Store Staff! No matter what thrift store you enter, make friends with the staff! Thrift and antique store personnel are usually very knowledgeable and friendly. They can help you while you shop and also give you valuable information, such as when new merchandise comes in and where to find something that just came in.
Paintings will do better over time when they are displayed and stored in rooms in your home with less differentiation in the heat, cold and humidity. Living rooms, bedrooms, living rooms, etc. are better. Bathrooms, kitchens, attics and basements would be the worst!