What Can YOU Get For $40.26?

How about three pairs of dress pants?

But let’s not stop there.

How about…

  • 3 pairs of dress pants
  • 3 long-sleeved casual dress shirts
  • 1 golf shirt
  • 1 child’s skirt
  • 2 children’s sweaters – 1 from Gymboree and 1 from The Children’s Place

My husband Dave recently started back to work full-time. Last Monday he said to me, “Sweetheart, we have GOT to get me some more work pants and shirts, I don’t have enough to last out the week!”

Times have been tough, so I was glad that he went on to suggest, “Let’s hit up Goodwill and Salvation Army and see what they have.”

Years ago, in my early 20s, I walked through a mall clothing store and said wistfully, “Someday I will make enough money to shop retail.” My mom has never forgotten it.

But a funny thing happened along the road of life. I got to the point where I would look at the prices on clothing, even in relatively inexpensive stores such as Kohl’s and think, “That is a ridiculous price to pay for this piece of clothing. I’m going to Goodwill to see what they have!”

And short of winning a mega millions lottery, I don’t see that changing anytime soon. If I want name-brand, I search for it on eBay or hunt for bargains in Goodwill, Savers, Salvation Army and other thrift stores.

And last Tuesday, we scored big.

Bugle Boy, Dockers, Gymboree, The Children’s Place, Calvin Klein and Bachrach.

And just look at these great clothes!

Donating your used clothes, and buying used clothes is a great way to save the environment by recycling and conserving resources.

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