Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Goodwill Outlet - Birthday Adventure

When my friend Marsha asked me what I wanted to do for my birthday I knew right away!  I had been looking for an excuse/opportunity to go to the Goodwill Outlet.  I knew Marsha would be up for the adventure.

The Goodwill outlet is where everything goes after it leaves Goodwill.  It's a little bit like dumpster diving!

We learned there was a certain etiquette you needed to follow not to get in trouble.

They bring everything out in these bins - they are movable tables.  They switch the bins out all during the day.

When they switch out a row of bins everyone must stand along the line on the floor.  They are not allowed to touch anything in the bins until the entire row of bins is in place.
 You may look but you must not touch!

 O.K. - once the row is in place it is a free for all.  It was interesting to watch people and what they would pick out of the bins!  There was something for everyone.

 We managed to find quite a few treasures.  I found a vintage quilt, tablecloth, a Banana Republic sweater, some cool old books and a few other treasures!  I think I spent a total of $25.00 for all my treasures.  You pay by the pound.
 We wore gloves on our hands!  Things were a bit dirty!!  We are actually excited to go back and see what other treasures we can find.

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