#1 – SHOP OFTEN
Unlike most stores, Goodwill is a new store every hour. We literally take donations at one door and move them directly to our sales floor all day long. Timing can be everything. Some days you may fill your cart with amazing finds, and other days you may leave empty handed…but unless you stop by often, you will never know what’s waiting for you inside.
#2 – COLOR OF THE WEEK
If you haven’t heard about Goodwill’s Color of the Week – one of the best kept secrets of faithful Goodwill shoppers – take notice! All you need to do when shopping is look for items with the color of the week tags to SAVE 50%!
TIP #3 – VISIT ALL OUR STORES
Did you know that Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma has 24 retail stores and 1 outlet store. You would be missing out if you visited only one. We have stores in Stillwater, Norman, Moore, Ada, Edmond, Yukon, Oklahoma City, Warr Acres, Midwest City, Shawnee and Ardmore. Our Attended Donation Centers feed merchandise to all our locations and so each are a new store everyday! We cycle our donated goods so nothing ever gets “stale” and our customers can expect fresh merchandise when they visit.
TIP #4 – PAINT – RECOVER – RENEW!
It always amazes me how simply you can transform something with a coat of paint. With so many ideas on Pinterest and instructions online, there are endless possibilities when it comes to do-it-yourself projects with items you find at Goodwill! You purchase the items at a fraction of their original cost and create a one-of-a-kind piece that is perfect for your home or office.
TIP #5 – GOODWILL GRAND OPENINGS
If you haven’t been to a Goodwill Grand Opening – you are missing out! Not only do you get to shop in a beautiful new store.Each opening is different but in the past we have had furniture, patio furniture, sporting goods, housewares, TV’s and more. Once you come to a Grand Opening at Goodwill you will be hooked!
TIP #6 – BUY SOMETHING. DONATE SOMETHING.
To prevent having a cluttered and unmanageable closet, remember to bring a bag of donations with you every time you shop. We only wear about 15% of what is in our closet so why struggle to squeeze in something new when you can put your unused stuff and clothing to good use creating jobs for people in your community! Keep a small box or bag in strategic locations in your home and when something is no longer needed or broken, drop it in.