My husband’s jeans had gotten a bit threadbare lately, and we’re heading into winter. So I looked through the rack at Goodwill last week to see if I could find him a new pair. I found these after about two minutes of searching:
They’re 7 For All Mankind, in perfect condition. And I paid six dollars for them. They retail new for somewhere between $160 and $220. That’s probably about what I spend on clothes for my whole family for a year. Six dollars for new jeans is much more friendly on our quest for long-term financial stability. That fleece he’s wearing is Columbia, and I found it at a thrift store a couple years ago for about three dollars. This is why I never buy clothing new – or much of anything else for that matter.
We also needed a way to cover the hole in our basement bathroom floor where the backwater device is located. Our inspector said that it had to be readily accessible (ie – we can’t permanently tile over it), and it’s a 12 inch diameter hole in the floor. We’re planning to tile the floor this weekend, and we decided that a small cabinet would be a perfect way to go (our inspector agreed). I found a perfect little white cabinet at Goodwill for five dollars. We’ll tile up to the hole in the floor and leave the hole uncovered. Then we’ll set the cabinet on top and screw it to the wall with a couple of long screws. That makes the hole easily accessible (just remove the screws and move the cabinet) but safely covered. We had considered a lot of possibilities, but none of them were as inexpensive as this little Goodwill solution.
Do you always check for secondhand options before you buy new?