Have You Checked Out Goodwill Lately?

My Amazing Adventure in the Goodwill Store

I will admit it… I was raised to be a clothes snob. The idea of buying clothes from a discount store mortified me in my younger years and I wouldn’t have been caught dead in any of the “mart” stores (as in Wal and K). Eventually I grew up and had a family of my own. When reality slapped me in the face and I realized money didn’t grow on trees, the stores I had shunned in my youth didn’t seem so awful. However, there were still some lines I wasn’t willing to cross. If you would have told me last week that I would ever buy anything from a Goodwill store, I would have laughed in your face. I guess by know I should know that I shouldn’t knock something till I try it.

New Treasures Abound

I honestly thought Goodwill stores were supposed to be chock-full of used, unwanted clothing and trash. That’s probably why I was so shocked to see so much brand new merchandise there. In fact, they had more than a few brand new sets of my favorite pajamas.

If you’ve never worn Nick and Nora Sleepwear, I highly recommend it. The problem is, their pajama sets usually go for $60 to $80 each. However, Goodwill had three different styles of Nick and Nora pajamas for $6.99 a set and they were newer styles, not the older ones.

I also came across two pairs of Eddie Bauer jeans that were brand new with the tags still attached and they were actually my size. I got them for $4.99 a pair. I honestly didn’t think a Goodwill store would have the brands I’d grown up loving, but I wound up spending about $100 on three bags filled with brand new clothes any fashion snob would be happy to own.

A Day of Spectacular Savings

The total retail value of everything I bought at the Goodwill store was more than $1,000. Essentially, I was able to buy $1,000 of brand-new designer clothing at ninety-percent off just by shopping at Goodwill.

I can tell you this… You’ll never hear me putting down a Goodwill store again. In fact, if you have a Goodwill store near you, I highly suggest you check it out. You may be surprised at what you find and the money you spend there goes to a great cause. It’s truly a win-win shopping experience.