(My theme for the A-Z challenge is places, things and people around Chicago)
Okay, so Goodwill is not unique to Chicago, but I must devote a post to them because no matter where I’ve lived, I found stuff at Goodwill that was sorely needed. I know that some might think that buying something used is gross, but I believe in reusing. It’s not different than buying from a yard sale or flea market, and common sense tells you to clean/wash your stuff before using it. Of course I would not get shoes, socks etc. there–you get the drift.
Over the years, I have had to replace my whole wardrobe several times and Goodwill is a very inexpensive way to do so. Think they only have clothes that are ugly or out of style? Anyone who has ever seen me would not say that about my clothes, trust me. Other note-worthy finds included crystal bowls for Gracie’s cat food (no ordinary dishes for the princess) and a purple lava lamp.