I know there are many of you out there who are completely grossed out at the thought of shopping in a Goodwill. Once upon a time, I was one of you. But a few years ago, I realized the potential that is inside these stores. Since then, I can't stay away! (Serious. I go way too often.)
There are a few things you need for a successful Goodwill trip. The first is disinfecting wipes.
No matter what I bring home from Goodwill, it gets a wipe down, washed or run through the dishwasher before we use it. I couldn't live without these wipes!
The second is my trusty Goo Gone.
This stuff is just plain awesome -- Goodwill finds or not. It is essential for getting price tags and tape off. Just spray it on, let it sit for a few minutes, then scrape.
Works every time.
The third item you'll need -- and it's the biggest -- is imagination. You have to think of the potential of items -- not the current state.
That way you can imagine how this
can turn into this...
Some of my most treasured pieces in our home are Goodwill finds -- for a fraction of the cost. And when you put your own time and effort into it, you'll love it even more.