Everyone loves thrift store shopping; it’s a way to get, for cheap, things that not only fill voids in your life but also could add a little quirk, pizzazz, or personality. For every 99 items that have absolutely no use in your life, there will be that one that makes your house come together. So when you go into a Goodwill, it can be quite overwhelming. There’s racks and racks of clothes, and the back wall has everyone’s old tape stereo systems. Who needs that? However, here are some interesting items to be on the lookout for at Goodwill.
1. Hilarious Ironic Mugs
Every home needs good coffee mugs, ones that are hilarious and timeless. No one wants just a boring mug to drink their coffee out of, that’s no way to start a day! If you have keen eyes, you should head to the mug section at Goodwill and wade through the dozens of mugs and you find a gem, almost every time. Something that sticks out in an ironic way, something hilarious, like “Gramma, I love you” with a little heart. Or “My Friend went to [somewhere] and I all I got was this lousy mug.” Someone else’s memory, your new coffee accessory.
2. Vintage Footwear
Used footwear is a tough thing to do well because oftentimes their lifetime is gone by and you will break the shoes too soon. However, if you are on the looking out, you might find a cool bowling shoe or two that will complement your attire and be cool. You don’t wear them to go bowling, you wear them to be hip in the neighborhood. I mean you can get new ones at a place like bowlingshoes.com but for much cheaper you can find a great pair of vintage shoes.
You may not think that there will be any actual usable jewelry to be found at Goodwill, but you would be thinking wrong. Sure, there’s a lot of stuff that you have wade through, but if you are patient and have a good eye, you can find a good bargain on some great jewelry to accentuate any wardrobe. And on top of that, you will impress your friends when they ask you how much you spent and you can say five bucks, at the Goodwill. Everyone has that friend who is always finding the great deals and makes everyone else jealous, you can be that person if you try.
4. Vintage Radios
Sometimes someone’s trash is someone else’s treasure, and things that are old are usually deemed without value even if they maintain some on the trading market. If you have a keen eye, you can find a vintage radio that seems worthless but is indeed a valuable antique. Do some research on name brands to be on the lookout for and when you hit up the Goodwill, you will sometimes find these treasures. You can also google the things you see from your smart phone to find which seemingly worthless hunk of junk is actually a diamond in the rough.