TOP Money Saving Goodwill Shopping Tips

If you follow my Instagram account, you will have seen pictures of my amazing Goodwill shopping finds!  Like, utterly amazing finds! No joke. How do I do it? Let me share with you my 8 Top Goodwill Shopping Tips The picture above ... I would've paid $42 for all four pairs of women's pants, but only paid $3.96!!!  Pink tags were all 99 cents! Here are my TOP Goodwill shopping tips... Tip 1:  Find your local Goodwill facebook page and like it! They will share their 50% off Saturday events which usually take place twice a month Tip 2:  Sign up for Goodwill's Code Blue program. You will receive a special birthday bonus and emails about secret sales for only Code Blue … [Read more...]

Lego Figurine Storage – Goodwill Before and After

Goodwill is my go-to place for my flighty ideas and project hopefuls.  My boys have all these Lego Figurines and they're scattered throughout the house.  I've wondered to myself how to display them in a nice clean way.  I have also lurked through the Goodwill aisles and have seen these wooden trays wondering to myself, 'what could I do with those?'  Then, all of the sudden, it donned on me!!! Lego Figurine Storage!!! What a concept! All I did was spray paint the wood in a metallic silver paint. What a difference!!!  It is now ready to get to work! Then used hot glue to secure 4 top/8 top/24 top flat Lego pieces in the middle of the individual compartments. Let it dry and started to … [Read more...]

Goodwill finds …. clothing

I normally go to Goodwill to find lamps, furniture, and decorative stuff {that I can spray paint}. The other day I went and SCORED on clothing.  I'm the type {as many of your are, I'm sure} to sterilize clothing in our washing machine before it hits my closet. But, anyway, I am starting a temporary full time position and realized that I don't really have any dressy clothes. When I worked in the past, I wore SCRUBS ... I just don't think they'd pass for my new position. I got the cutest little jackets and some skirts. You'll NEVER guess what I paid for all of what you're about to see... {posted at the end} You wanna see some pics? Here you go.... Not something I'd normally wear, but … [Read more...]

Craigslist, and why I shop it

Craigslist is an amazing resource for furnishing a home, apartment, or office. We moved from a smaller home to a home twice the size.  My first thought was, how am I going to furnish this place?  We didn't have a lot of money and there were a lot of empty rooms.  I resorted to Craigslist and decided I was going to furnish the rest of our home with second hand furnishings bought from Craigslist or from thrift stores.  I was just checking around Craigslist {in the free category, that's where I always go first} and this beauty was right there! FREE!!!! Oh, I might just have to take a trip tomorrow ... not, it's snowing too much just wanted to share to show 'you never know' what's out … [Read more...]