I have mentioned before how much I love saving money and Goodwill is an awesome way to save on items that you use to run your house smoothly every day.
Here are a few questions to ask yourself before buying housewares at Goodwill
1- Does it smell funky?
I always smell things at Goodwill, especially dishes and cooking utensils. I find this to be extremely helpful when you are buying things like Tupperware containers. If it smells super funky, chances are no amount of bleach will remove it. It really isn’t a bargain if the quality is low.
2- Does it work?
If an item doesn’t even work properly there isn’t a point in buying it, unless you are super handy and it would be an easy fix. My Goodwill stores have outlets in the electronics area, so plug it in and check it out before you buy it.
3- Is anything missing or broken?
If you find a Tupperware with no lid, why buy it? If you find a hand mixer with no beaters don’t buy it. Make sure there are no cracks or chips in items. It’s not a bargain if all the necessary pieces to make an item work are not with it or it is broken.
4- Is it really a bargain?
Make sure you are getting a deal. I often search Target or Walmart on my phone to make sure the item isn’t lower or similar priced there. If I can get it brand new for a few dollars more that’s the better choice. The stuff I bought would have cost over $38 and I got it for just under $13 and it is all brand new in the package, bonus!
5- Do I need it?
This last question is often the hardest for me…sometimes I need something only because I have wanted it for so long…if you are spending money on things you don’t really need it’s NOT a bargain.