I used to have the hardest time finding cute, modest clothing for a decent price. I don't like shopping much anyway, and I especially don't like it when I can't find anything! It seemed I would come home empty-handed and disappointed time after time. But I hit the greatest goldmine last year. I discovered Goodwill! Dang, I love that place! You can find incredible bargains and help support a non-profit agency that helps disadvantaged workers at the same time. So when I found it, I was totally converted. I rarely shopped for clothes anywhere else. So imagine my thrill this summer when I came across a Goodwill OUTLET just 10 min. away!!! Goodwill Outlet basically sells everything that no one bought from all the regional Goodwill stores. It's true, there's a lot of junk to sift through, but if you're persistent and you look hard enough you'll find some real gems! Sometimes there are even some brand new items with the tags still attached. Here's a picture of my collection of Goodwill Outlet dresses. Can you believe I bought all of these dresses for $1.49 each?!!!
My only concern was that shopping there might deprive less fortunate people of things they need, but on the website it specifically states that this is false. On the contrary, shopping there helps fulfill their mission, and helps create jobs for the disadvantaged so they can become gainfully employed. Plus, clothing items that are not sold at the Outlet get turned into industrial wipes! So, I just thought I'd share this idea with the ladies in this area because it has really saved us a lot of money. (All those trips to JCPenney's and Target add up!) Also, all childrens clothing costs 99 cents each! (I buy all my kids clothes there too). Just an idea for all the bargain hunters out there!