Where do you find incredible deals on clothes??
I have great luck saving big bucks at Old Navy with their credit card rewards combined with coupons, love hand me downs and lately I've had great luck saving tons of money on
NAME BRAND kids clothes at Goodwill.
I know that not everyone loves to shop at Goodwill. It always has a bit of a funny smell (just being honest :), requires you to dig to find treasures and a trip to Goodwill means that you've got some time to browse. I don't go to Goodwill every week or even every month. I do try to go every season. So recently I planned a Goodwill shopping trip with my mom and sister and we found some really great things. We left with a car full of great clothes, books and a coffee table.
6 Tips for Finding the BEST Clothes at Goodwill:
1. Look everything over REALLY closely for stains, holes and rips.
2. Look through ALL the racks of kid's clothes
because great items often get mixed into the wrong section.
3. Shop with a friend who can help keep an eye out for the sizes you're looking for
and ask them to give a second glance at the items you're interested in.
4. Be open to buying a couple of sizes ahead if you have room to store them and be willing to try on a a variety of sizes in adult clothing.
5. Wash everything as soon as you bring it home.
6. Every Goodwill is different so visit LOTS of them. Then return to the really good ones :)
My latest Goodwill haul included the following brands:
Osh Kosh, Old Navy, Ralph Lauren, Carters, Chaps Cherokee and two brands from Dillards called Tea and DB Girls
8 name brand REALLY cute shirts in amazing shape
+ two hardback books for $0.50 each.
4 dresses, 2 tops and 1 tutu
17 items for $41.50!!
That's $2.44 an item!!
Can't beat those deals.
We are big fans of adding to our library affordably so I always check out the books at thrift shops. I'd HIGHLY recommend flipping through your stack of books before paying for them. Make sure the pages are in tact, that there isn't any writing in the book and that they are in good shape.
We are loving the book God Made You Nose to Toes by Leslie Parrott.
God Made You Nose to Toes is a really sweet book. The illustrations are darling and the message of the book is so positive. There is so much to talk about on each page and the story line facilitates great conversation with your kids about how God made them each unique. The animals are fun, the rhyming text is easy to read and this book has quickly become a favorite in our house. My only criticism is that it would have been nice for the story to include both a boy and girl character instead of just a boy. I think it would make more kids be able to identify with the book.
*I was gifted this book by BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review of it.
Do you ever shop at Goodwill??
What are your best thrifting tips??