GUEST POST: Goodwill Survival Guide

Okay, so how many of you are new to this revamp wave and want to know more about how to get some smart thrift shopping done? How many of you could never even see your home decorated in decor from Goodwill or any other thrift store?
(Did that sounds like an infomercial or what?)

Well, after reading this guest post from my new friend Sarah of Thrifty Decor Chick, you'll be just a little more prepared to tackle a room in your home with all the swifty tactics of all the Salvation Army, Goodwill, The Church Next Door, and Shelter Down the Block thrift shoppin' pros!

Be sure to head on over to Sarah's blog and show her some love and hang around for a while. You WILL NOT be disappointed! Her blog is chock full of goodies for people like us. Who are people like us? Well, you know...


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...

And this...

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.

& Sarah(The Thrifty Decor Chick) ;)

p.s. I will finally be back on things next week with lots to share so please stay tuned and thanks for all the sweet comments in the meantime. It means a lot to me...


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