Thursday, September 6, 2007

A Day on the Cheap

The other day, I went into my closet to go through my fall clothes in preparation for the coming season change. As I surveyed my wardrobe, I realized it was getting rather shabby and that I needed some new clothes, particularly shirts.

I wasn't in the mood to lay out a bunch of money right then on clothes, so I headed over to the new Goodwill store, which opened in a brand-new standalone building a few months ago. I browsed through the racks and ended up with several acceptable looking shirts, with the entire lot costing less than one shirt in a fine department store.

I need a new pair of sneakers as well, but I'll not be buying those at the Goodwill, nor will I buy cheap Payless sneakers. I've got to have Nikes, but I will at least wait until I see them on sale somewhere.

After leaving the Goodwill, I headed over to the used bookstore to stock up on books. I chose several mysteries and didn't pay a dime for them, as I had credit left over from the last time I'd been there and traded in a bunch of books I'd read and hadn't wanted to keep.

When I was done at the bookstore, I decided to go to Aldi, the no-frills discount grocer, as it is right down the street from the bookstore. I don't go there often, as it's somewhat out of my way, but I always try to combine going there with a run to that particular bookstore. I filled the cart up mainly with staples and lunch fixings for the following week.

As I headed home with my haul from the three stores, I felt satisfied knowing I'd spent a lot less money that I could have.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Good for you for spending less. I always feel good when I can spend less for stuff like that!