|the only decent pot I ever found at goodwill. |
The Holy Grail. 🙂
Finding things at Goodwill or thrift stores to use around your home is a way to add value to your home without taking value from your pocketbook! Learning how to buy household items at thrift stores can save you some serious money!
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I have a harder time finding household items, but here’s my top 10 for finding household items at used secondhand and thrift stores:
1. Extra silverware (we go through spoons like no one’s business, so to have a few mis-matched ones to eat our yogurt with in the morning can never be a bad thing).
2. Camping items (seriously, don’t buy new, that’s insane) — we’ve gotten great quality sleeping bags here!
3. Gadgets — you might remember my biscuit cutter story from a few posts ago.
4. Baskets — such a great place to get good quality baskets
7. Drawers/ containers. My entire closet has been done with Goodwill plastic drawers and shelves to store the things I need. Much cheaper then a custom closet, and it sure gets the job done!
8. I bought all my ribbon at Goodwill, I love this kind, super high quality and I love my ribbon holder (not purchased at Goodwill, dang it)!
9. Office supplies. I’ve gotten a lot of new lined paper at Goodwill for about 25 cent/pack (on 50% off day), and notebook dividers. Always brand new in their package, for cheap. I like to have a few of these items on hand when someone has a binder emergency (which is often Drew).
10. Wrapping paper See #8, again always new with the plastic wrap on it. What a great deal!
I doubt this is a full list, and I am NOT a fan of hoarding items from Goodwill (except bags, but that’s’ an entry for another day), but think of things you need (currently I need some smaller containers to organize our desk drawers), put them on an evernote and review them before you go in. So often you’ll find things that fit your needs and you can cross them off. 🙂