A Goodwill trip always starts with the need to make a donation. I pile the stuff into our car, pull into the drive-thru drop off, and make sure to get a receipt for our taxes. Then as I’m rounding the building, I always decide to just stop in and see if there’s anything worthwhile. Most of the time… there is. Now that I’m learning more about repurposing and upcycling, I try to see the potential in the items that clutter the shelves. Here’s what I got on my last trip:
1. Picture frame/bulletin board combo. It’s headed to the kitchen in combination with a new family calendar (that’s on its way).*
2. Loofas. Yes, loofas. I bought loofas from Goodwill. Here’s how I justified it: they were pre-packaged (not used!) and they were cheaper than those at the grocery store. Why the heck not?
3. Silver hoops. I’ve never really been a huge fan of hoop earrings, but I saw these and decided to give them a try. At just $1.99, they were the perfect trial pair.
4. I love this wooden jewelry box. I have a lot of jewelry and no real good storage solution for it. This box is like having 4-in-1. It folds back up into one tower and you can pull out whichever drawer you need. It’s in need of a good scrub and I’m thinking about jazzing it up a little, somehow. And at just $2.99, it was a bargain!
5. And lastly, I picked up these fun, jazzy silhouettes. Once they’re cleaned up (and maybe painted different colors) they would look so great in the office. The office is a completely different vibe from the rest of the apartment. It’s much more relaxed with apple green walls and fun art. It really that room’s personality and I only paid $1.75 for the set. Once these go up, I’ll be sure to give post a photo tour of our work space.
*And I just noticed they didn’t charge me for the frame! It was originally priced at $3.55 but it’s not on my receipt. By my calculations, the massive donation clothing and electronics I donated today, should cover the frame.
In total, I was charged $10.05 for everything! What a good deal. I’m excited to get these things cleaned up and in place around the apartment. Updates to come on their landing!
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