Goodfind Tips

By This Mommy Saves Money

The bathroom is one room in every house that is incredibly difficult to redo without an expensive remodeling bill. All of the main pieces in a bathroom are fixed in their location; a room makeover is not as easy as shifting the furniture for a whole new look. Instead of spending a fortune on a new bathroom look use these tips for a frugal way to redo your bathroom!

First thing first…head to your local Goodwill store! I recently redid our guest bathroom in items I found on my trips to our Goodwill locations in the Coastal Empire. Okay I will admit, I also found a designer purse for ONLY $3.99, that mysteriously jumped into my shopping cart ;). I know a good deal when I see one! The purse retails for $129!!

Update Current Fixtures
If you are looking to create a new look for your bathroom on a budget one easy to way to do so is by updating the current fixtures. You can remove all the fixtures you want to update, and with a bit of sandpaper and spray paint you can have an entirely new look without purchasing new fixtures! We’ve also used this method for updating plastic trashcans, toilet roll holders, and even wooden baskets that hold toiletries! If you do not like the look of your current fixtures you can purchase accessories at Goodwill for less than $10. If you find items that are the “color of the week” your price may even be less!

Decorative Mirrors 
A fixture that can really make your bathroom “pop” is a decorative mirror. Every time I go into a Goodwill location I can usually find a few mirrors, that can be used for this very purpose. Mirrors are an excellent way to give your bathroom a frugal and modern face lift!

Fabrics
This is perhaps my favorite way to update our bathrooms; swap out the fabrics! A new shower curtain, towels, etc. These elements play a large role in the overall appearance of our bathrooms even though we typically grow accustomed to them before overlooking them entirely! If you like your current color scheme, try mixing it up with a new pattern or design. If you stick with your current colors, you can also avoid having to purchase all new fabrics at one time!

Accent Pieces
I have been known to snag one or two items at a time from Goodwill, as I find pieces that will go with the theme I am using. For example, our most recent update was a nautical theme. I found a lighthouse decoration at the Goodwill on Sallie Mood Drive for $4. While running errands I stopped by the Goodwill in Richmond Hill and found a set of seashell decorative towels! Doing this inspires me to keep an eye out for matching elements while keeping my budget in mind. Once I have all the pieces I’d like to swap out, I take an afternoon and make the switch! This is a fun way to create a drastic new look without spending very much money.

tmsm-6202016-197x300When was the last time you perused the aisles at Goodwill?You might be surprised at what treasures you might find.

This Mommy Saves Money
Melissa King, a Savannah resident and professional savings blogger, joins our Goodwill community with savvy shopping Goodwill deals and tips for shopping at Goodwill. Melissa is the wife of an emergency room travel nurse and the mother of a school-age son who faced tight times several years ago and learned couponing and savvy shopping to make ends meet. Now, saving money and sharing that knowledge is her passion. Melissa teaches regular couponing classes and has been featured in All You, Consumer Digest. and Parents magazines. She is also a Savings.com Deal Pro, Mom Ambassador and a She Heard Blogger. Follow her blog at thismommysavesmoney.com for daily updates, deals, and tips.