My House of Goodwill: The Lair
Last Saturday I woke up with a notion to organize the entrance to my lair. My lair is the closet underneath the stairs in which I store my decor items from Goodwill. Very few have seen the contents of my lair. Maybe it’s the fear of someone calling me a hoarder, I don’t know, but it’s my special little space jam packed with decor goodies.
The entrance to the lair is a coat closet and the space where my family keeps their everyday shoes. A shoe cube kept the athletic shoes contained and the rest of the frequently worn shoes and the many flips flops were overflowing in a basket. As you can see the space was not very organized and there was some good vertical space going to waste.
Speaking of unused, there were games, play doh toys and crafts my kids had lost interest in. Guess where those went? Goodwill.
Now back to that Saturday morning when I headed to Goodwill. The universe was listening to my lair’s cries for help because I found 3 closet organizers, which matched my shoe cube organizer, all for the low, low price of $17.99. Never without my 20% off coupon, I applied it to my purchase and walked away paying $14.30 for 3 pieces. I came straight home and went to work sorting and tossing.
As luck would have it, on Monday, at another Goodwill, I found 3 lime green cubes for $3.99 and a basket, I spray painted brown, for $1.99. Again, I applied that precious coupon, and purchased everything for less than $12.00.
One more thing, do you see those fancy brown boxes lined with floral fabric? Those are merely shoe boxes I covered in burlap and trimmed with fabric remnant. They coordinate with the lime green cubes from Goodwill and cost me less than $2 to make.
So, for less than $26.00, the entrance to my lair is now nice and neat. It’s a complete contradictory to what lies in the space, if one were to take a slight turn to the left. But that’s nothing a little red tape and a trespassing sign won’t fix!
Have a wonderful day,
The Goodwill Gal