I love a Goodwill run! I have found so many great things there lately, which really strenghtens my committment to my 2010 challenge to myself...Í'm working on the Compact in which I will attempt to not buy anything new for 1 year (besides food, toiletries, etc.). Instead, I can choose from any variety of sources: garage sales, Ebay, Goodwill, thrifting, trading, handmade, free, etc. etc. etc. (yay!). Hopefully, I will get super resourceful and also have a lot of money saved up from this experience. I'm not being too hard on myself if I do have to get a few new things (some people don't love used stuff for gifts, but I plan on getting really creative too!), but I haven't struggled at all so far with following the guidelines and it's fun! I am also incorporating stuff like meal planning and keeping up with local free events going on.
Here are some highlights from my recent Goodwill runs. I spent less than $40 total on all of this!!!! I'm putting brands, but I dunno how much most of this stuff runs new. Way more than $3.99 an item I bet!!
*a long foam cushion ($1.99) to help rebuild my couch (the cat teeteed alllll over my vintage cushions and I have been brainstorming new and CHEAP ways to make the couch comfy, but disposable if necessary. Ay ay ay!!!)
*vintage 1970's scented stationary set- pink plaid with strawberries!!!!!
*new green flip-flops
*yellow thermal from Delia's
*ruched turquoise cardigan from Dex
*adorable red plaid dress with an eyelet ruffle at the bottom, cap sleeves, ohhh sweet as can be! (Papaya brand)
*Cruel Girl dark wash jeans
*sparkly multi-colored woven scarf
*Mojoware t-shirt ( a local favorite)
*this cute little lovebird-print hoodie from Aerie/American Eagle
Oh the joy!! Oh the bargains!! I might be the best dressed no-new-stuff lady ever!!
Goodwill is good, but garage sales are better! I went this weekend and totally racked up. For mere dollars I came home with lots of brand new stuff for gift-giving, clothes,a sisal welcome mat, a brand new board game, etc. etc. etc. I love thrifting!!! ♥
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