Last week a friend contacted me saying she had an evening to spare and since we had been discussing getting together to do a Goodwill shopping trip for months, this was going to be a perfect time to do both! Besides… she lives in Bothell, so I would be able to finally have an excuse to drive north to the Lynnwood Goodwill and check out that store finally!
So after work we drove over to the store…
The store is tucked behind main roads, in-between strip-malls holding other stores like Tuesday Morning. We were there in the evening, so getting a good picture of the store was a bit difficult, but we managed to find lots of goodies inside!
Like these new shades that she found. There are lots to choose from so if your in the mood for a new pair check out your local Goodwill!
We both looked for items on her shopping list…
And wouldn’t you know it… as soon as we started looking, some of those items on her list were found!
Her favorite score were these pair of almost brand-new BORN shoes! I love finding these kind of brand-name-designer goodies! In fact, the shoe department ended up turning out pretty good for her since she scored an almost-new pair of Timberland sandals for her soon too!
Of course I ended up finding some great items too… such as this Hollister “Orange County” Tshirt for my oldest for $1.99 and this Gap Tshirt for my youngest for $.99 and a beautiful burgandy throw blanket for $2.99 and these fuzzy-warm slippers with hard soles for only $2.99.
Okay… back to work finding a job! Goodwill International are you watching out for my resume? ;-)
*UPDATE on Girls Night Out*
I asked my friend to answer a couple of questions for the LTGWL readers so that you can start to get an idea of other thrifters out there and how/why they choose to shop at thrift stores. These are the questions and answers from Brianna…
1.) How often do you shop at the Goodwill?
Brianna: I shop at the Goodwill about 1x/month or look online for deals.
2.) What items do you look for when shopping at the Goodwill?
Brianna: I look for items that my family or myself are currently in need of (ie:school stuff, furniture, etc.).
3.) What would you like to find more of at a Goodwill?
Brianna: I would like to find more furniture at local locations more.
4.) What other thrift stores do you frequent and why?
Brianna: I also go to Helping Hands thrift store, Saturday’s Child, and Me and Mom (mostly for children’s items, but for seasonal items too (rubber boots for my kids).
5.) Why do you think it’s important to shop thrift/garage/2nd hand stores?
Brianna: I think it is important to shop 2nd hand stores for any family on a limited budget, to teach our children to be wise and good stewards of the money that they do have.
Thanks Brianna for sharing part of your thrift story!