Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Thrifty Girl's Best Friend

I know I've talked about it before, but as someone with negative income who still wishes for nice things, I have recently become Goodwill's best customer.

Since this blog is about all things food related and thrifty I will not talk about all of the designer clothing I've purchased over the years at Goodwill; however, I will write about its typically awesome selection of all things food related:

First of all, Goodwill is a goldmine in terms of finding cookbooks. All books are typicall under $2 and you can find a huge variety of cookbooks from newer cookbooks by Food Network personalities to the classics from Betty Crocker and Better Homes and Gardens. I recently purchased a classic, the Fannie Farmer Coookbook, for $0.75.. Seriously, even if Goodwill weirds you out, it is a must shop if you are on a budget.

Secondly, Goodwill is also a goldmine for cookware, dishes, appliances, etc. I have purchased some of my favorite pots and pans from my local Goodwill. My microwave, coffee maker, and my favorite Le Creuset braiser all came from Goodwill and were $10 or less.

I have also found that retailers like Target, etc. will donate brand new kitcheware, etc. to my local Goodwill. This is something to check out because you can often get brand new kitchenware for a fraction of the price!

1 comment:

AmyT said...

hmm I've never thought getting a cookbook from there!!!! great idea!!!