For Christmas I received $50 cash, so my plan was to visit some second-hand stores and see how far I could go with it. I shall call it my “50 Dollar Quest” mini-series and it will span into multiple posts until my money has been spent. The first store was Treasures of the Heart (spent $5) and the second store was Recycled Rooster (spent $18), both in Conway, SC and the third store was Moozie’s Closet (spent $22) in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Store #4: Goodwill, W.T. Harris Blvd., Charlotte, NC
With only $5 left in my quest, I knew I could hit just one more thrift store. While visiting our best friends in Charlotte, we had time to sneak into the Goodwill for a few minutes. Although smaller than most Goodwill stores, this particular store had a goldmine selection of children’s clothes. For anyone with children, clothes for these little guys come with a high price tag. So finding this amazing section was a dream with a discount. Unfortunately, I was pressed for time and just had moments to scan the store with my NC-BFF. We browsed through shoes, shirts, pants, dresses and belts. Nothing really striked me, but maybe because I wasn’t looking for anything specific and I was under pressure from our spouses. The household section was very small that day, except for the typical common knick-knacks such as baskets, books and glassware. When I saw the childrens section, I browsed a little before I found the cutest dress. However, if I had more time, I would have probably come home spending way more than $5.
So in the end, I bought a dress for my daughter for $2.49 and two books for $1.98 for a total (plus tax) of $4.79. Although my quest with the $50 has ended, I will continue to shop thrifty and second-hand.
If you go: Goodwill, 3710 W.T. Harris Blvd., Charlotte, NC – 704-597-1776 – Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:30-9pm, Friday-Saturday 9-9pm and Sunday noon-7pm