It’s been a little while since I last stopped in at Goodwill, but this trip reminded me exactly why I love thrift store shopping.
I know I’ve professed my love for Goodwill jeans in words and photos before, but I have to share that for $23, I got all of this:
Finding jeans that fit my kids is a job and a half most of the time. If the jeans fit at the waist, the legs are too short. If the legs are right, the waist is too big.
And while a lot of jeans do come with adjustable waists, they start to look ridiculous if you have to cinch them in by several inches on both sides.
Even when I go shopping at a regular store, which should theoretically have all the sizes I need, it’s tough to find a pair that fits.
So, imagine how delighted I was to find 7 (!) pairs of jeans that fit my girls at Goodwill, all in one day.
Someone with children built like mine must have cleared out their closets recently or something.
I also found a cupcake tshirt for Sonia.
Aaaand we found a nearly brand new in the box game of Connect Four (from 1985, but still!). Our Connect Four stand has been broken for a while, so we were delighted to find this.
$5 and we are back in business.
I wasn’t positive that this was a great price for the game, but I looked it up when I got home and discovered that a new game of Connect Four costs $26. So, um, $5 was quite a deal.
The jeans? I already knew they were a steal. Even from a big box store, girls jeans are kind of expensive…at least $15-$20 a pair, in my experience.
That means 7 pairs of jeans would have cost me $105 brand new, even if I found them all for $15/pair.
So, I’m pretty darn pleased to have gotten a game, 7 pairs of jeans AND a shirt for $23. Whee!
Plus, I’m happy that we’re going to love and use things that someone else didn’t want anymore. Such a win-win situation.
Ooh, I should mention that lately, the donation receipts from Goodwill have had a 20% off of $20 coupon on the back, so don’t forget to check yours next time you donate. I don’t often spend $20 at Goodwill, but it was lovely to have the coupon this time around.
Have you found anything good at the thrift store lately?
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