My self imposed Goodwill challenge is coming to an end. I cannot tell you how much I have saved, really, I can’t. I have no idea how much money I’ve saved by not heading to Walmart or Target to buy things I needed. I went to Goodwill first and most of the time I found the exact item I needed or something close or I realized I didn’t really need it. My last trip to the Good will was last week. I needed two carry on bags for my boys for our upcoming holiday travels.
I knew there were probably going to be a few travel bags there, but I wasn’t sure what condition they would be in. We found a selection of about 10 bags. The boys were able to pick out their favorite colors and I found my favorite thing about shopping at Goodwill, the price. Instead of paying anywhere from $30 to $50 per suitcase, I only paid $3.99 each! We also picked up two dinosaur puzzles for $.99 each. I would say that was a good day!
This week and next week I’ll be traveling from Colorado Springs to Austin, Texas for the Thanksgiving holiday. I am hoping to find some good books for the boys to read from our local Goodwill. I’d like to visit a few different Goodwills on our trip down and see what sort of treasures we find in different cities.