Thursday, May 22, 2014

Raving About the Goodwill Outlet

Once a week on Wednesdays, we go to our nearest Goodwill store.  Wednesdays are senior day so everything is half off which allows us to buy some really great stuff at really super prices.  Since we missed our regular trip to the Goodwill yesterday, we decided to go to the Goodwill Outlet today where everything is sold in big heaps by the pound.

The outlet has to be seen to be believed.  The place is packed with people (mostly resellers by the look of them and judging by the quantity of stuff they are buying) and every time a new bin is brought out, the stuff starts flying (imagine Walmart the day after Thanksgiving) as people sort through it.  It took over an hour of searching through the bins (note to self, bring gloves next time!) but we were able to leave with a whole bunch of stuff for a little under $15.  Here's some of the stuff we got which averaged about 50 cents a piece...

...a Jones New York sweater

...some Hollister shorts for hubby

...a cute LeSportsac bag

...a Nike Climalite tank top

...a steamer for our wok Axcess top for me

...and yarn (I want to teach myself to knit)

If you have a Goodwill Outlet near you, you really should check it out.  It may seem a bit intimidating and a bit icky (the stuff isn't cleaned up and neatly displayed like in the regular Goodwill stores) but the super cheap prices make it worth the effort to sort through the icky stuff to find the gems!


  1. Great post! I went to my local Goodwill outlet about a year ago and swore I'd never go back, but your post has made me rethink it. Lol

  2. Actually it depends on the Goodwill...some are pretty crappy, others have great stuff and are wonderfully organized. It pays to check out a bunch, the best ones seem to be located near upscale neighborhoods. Good hunting!