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Goodwill Gardening

Finally!  May is here!  And with it comes the Maypole, Sunshine and eventually May Flowers!!!

So I definitely wanted to celebrate the coming of this month and the changing of seasons with a gardening post!  Just because we Thrifters like to comb the racks of our local (indoor) thrift-store for deals does not mean that we can’t feel the sunshine on our faces as we do things outside the thrift-store!

So to start this month and season change out right I’ve put together a gardening Thriftspriation video during one of our beautiful NW days.  We enjoyed the weekend by attending the Fremont Market to purchase some of our garden sprouts (not something Goodwill sells, live plants) because if we can’t purchase second-hand we want to try and purchase local.  We found this great vendor at the market, Seattle Plant Company (thanks Emily!), and the video shows you how we used our Goodwill purchases, and these items from the Fremont Market (and two other items, gravel and potting soil, from Lowes) to get outside and grow some goodies!

Enjoy the video and get outside to enjoy the sunshine when you can!  Maybe we can encourage some of our local Goodwill stores to start putting racks outside (like a Goodwill sidewalk sale?!) so us shoppers can get some sun rays while we shop?!!

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It’s Happened again!

These past two weeks I have NOT being able to find some things @ the Goodwill?!  First it was the Caribbean blue scrub uniform for school, then when I was redesigning my cubical space @ work I couldn’t find any LIVE PLANTS to put in a pot I bought for my desk.  Then, this weekend we awoke to our Boston Terrier puppy making a #2 mess all over our carpet and there is no Carpet cleaner or Pet disinfectant @ the Goodwill.

I had to buy the plant @ Lowes and the Pet Cleaners @ Fred Meyer this weekend.  :-(

I will save the thrift-public from all the gross details and instead show you how our puppy looked when we found out…

So there we go… THREE items that I couldn’t find @ a Goodwill so far this year.  BUT for all the other 90+ items (look for another challenge update soon!) I’ve been getting @ the Goodwill I’d say those are some great averages!

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