Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Goodwill Outlet

On a recent trip to the Goodwill Outlet, we snagged several items including: 
  • Clue Jr. Game (missing one piece, but we can still make the game work just fine)
  • plastic Easter eggs (which I will wash and donate to our church egg hunt)
  • stainless steel bowl
  • 8 cupcake themed party invitations and matching thank you cards, with envelopes
  • NIB party garland
  • NIB "Backwords" game
  • pink chiffon type wired ribbon
  • 2 small kid themed reusable bags (I like to tuck these into our Operation Christmas Child boxes)
  • brand new black leggings for Miss M
  • turquoise scarf 
  • orange Aeropostale shirt for me
  • penguin mug that Mr C just had to have!
  • pair of pants for Mr. C
  • pink tutu onesie for the little girl of a friend who teaches dance
  • Grouchy Ladybug board book in perfect condition (also for the dance teacher friend)
  • Christmas tree cake pan
  • pink American Girl type purse for Miss M
  • NWT snowflake dish
  • mosaic game from Discovery Toys
  • 8 thank you cards with envelopes
  • medium sized ball for Mr C (not pictured)
  • vintage round table cloth in excellent shape (not pictured)
  • in box, with all pieces and directions - Pampered Chef Ice Shaver (not pictured)
But the best find was this Cardinal wind jacket. It was pretty dirty and I wasn't sure it would come clean. After a soak in Tide Stain Release and a run through the wash, every spot came out and it looks brand new. Sadly, it's the wrong size for anyone in our house, but it made a perfect surprise for a special friend.

So our grand total? A whopping $12.00 for everything!!  With the exception of books and glassware, everything else is $0.39 per pound. The other two categories are priced per pound as well, but I don't remember how much.

Goodwill Outlet shopping is not for the fainthearted or those new to thrifting. It's dirty and noisy and crowded even on a weekday and you can find some really odd things, but the kids and I had a great time with my mom and SIL. Plus I think you will agree that we found some great items for not much money.

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