This week I did it again, I headed to Goodwill for a specific item and scored!
I don’t know what it is, but I have amazing luck at thrift stores. Most times I go with just a general idea of what I need, like summer blouses, exercise clothes or sassy skirts and usually find a few of each.
I always keep an eye out for purses and shoes. I don’t always find something, but I know when the time is right the perfect shoes or bag will be there.
I’ve had amazing luck finding specific items at my local Goodwill these past few months.
In late August I went looking for pillows for the couch and chair in our new motor home to make it more earthy, and warm up the beige neutral of the inside of the coach. (this photo was not taken in the motor home)
I upped the ante the next trip. I went there specifically looking for a set of Corelle dishes for our house on wheels. (They are lighter and not as fragile as china or stoneware, better for traveling.) I mean really? What are the odds of finding a matching set in a small Goodwill store on the day you go looking? While I was at it I pushed the envelope and decided I wanted a cat carrier too, for the upcoming move.
Low and behold I found Corelleware, 4 each small and large plates and bowls, in a soft off white. $14 total.
And that cat carrier I wanted? In the aisle just behind the dishes… $12.
Some of you may remember I went shopping when I got the job as a phone operator (RMoD #33: Gainful Employment.. One Ringy Dingy and RMoD #34: Fashion Parade). I bought dressy clothes for a receptionist’s job (a few at Goodwill btw). That temp job ended a few weeks ago, and I am starting a five-week assignment doing data entry in a manufacturing plant.
I don’t want to wear my dressier items in that greasy environment, and it’s quite cold in my area, so of course I headed to my go-to Goodwill (more like Goodluck) store. I found some heavier and more casual sweaters/jackets that work with the rest of my wardrobe. Two of them were even half off… cool … $2.50 each instead of $5 😉 .
Now drum-roll please: I have to wear safety gear when I walk through the shop area to get to my office area… Anyone else think they could head to Goodwill for construction boots with reinforced toes and find them in your size?
Just call me the Thrift Store Whisperer.
Oh, and my safety glasses only cost $2 at Harbor Freight…
What about you? Do you have luck at thrift or consignment stores? Perhaps much of my luck is the universe thanking me for all the donations I give in return! 😀
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