Guest blog written by Jen, ThreeThriftyGuys.com
About 6 months ago, I started on a new aspect of my health journey, which included weight loss. I was rapidly shrinking, (depending on the brand, shrinking down a good 2-4 sizes in 6 months). I needed new clothes because my old ones were falling off of me! Because I knew that this journey was going to be ongoing with more shrinking, I did not want to spend a lot of money on my new summer wardrobe.
I needed several essential and basic items, which I could easily mix and match. I needed clothes for my professional work environment, and also for my casual everyday use. So, I decided to set out and shop at Goodwill to purchase an entire new wardrobe! I didn’t know what to expect, but my experience was amazing! Here are some tips that I would recommend if you’re going to do this:
So after a three hour wardrobe overhaul in Goodwill, what did I end up getting? What did I end up spending?
My total wardrobe overhaul:
2 pairs of shorts
2 pairs of pants (both were that day’s specific color tag sale, which was 50% off!)
4 pairs of capris (1 pair was new)
10 blouses / tops (4 of them were that day’s specific color tag sale which was 50% off, and 2 were actually new with the tags still on!)
A total of 20 pieces!
What I spent for a brand new wardrobe:
I spent a total of $110.80! Let that sink in for a minute. I was absolutely shocked at the register. Not shocked as in “Oh crap, my husband, one of the founders of ThreeThriftyGuys.com, is going to be ticked!” I was shocked as in “WHAT?! Seriously?! That’s all I have to pay?” The best part is that it technically would’ve cost $129.74, but I got a total of 6 items at half-price for the deal of the day! I have done this kind of trip in the past at a local discount department store. That trip cost nearly $500!
I have gotten multiple compliments on several of the items. I love being able to grin and say to them with a sense of thrifty delight, “I got it at Goodwill!”