Want to start a library for your kids on the cheap?
Go to Goodwill!!
Looking through the children's books at Goodwill here in San Antonio is something I do every single time I go. If I only have a few minutes to thrift, I go straight to the books and then look at the rest of the store. I get so excited to see all the great books, from vintage to new to quirky...Goodwill has 'em!
If you read my blog, you know that we love books. We have books on our shelves, tables and chairs. We have books piled high in our fireplace...you name the room, there are books present! We buy new Barefoot Books, but everything else is 98% from Goodwill. This has enabled me to provide a wonderful, interesting library for my children, and to share books with others as well. What adult doesn't love a great story book passed on from a trusted friend?! Kids love sharing books too!
On the same trip to Goodwill, I found these awesome baskets for our bookshelves. We really need some organization on the shelves, and I am thinking of putting all of the little collections we have...whale books, bear books, etc. in the baskets to keep them together and handy when we need them. I almost passed the baskets up, they were hiding on a bottom shelf in the basket section. But out of the corner of my eye I saw them and SNAP! I grabbed them quick! They even have felt pads on the bottom..and they were only $1.99 each!!
Please leave a comment and let me know what you think! I would love to hear what you find at Goodwill too!
*Disclaimer: I was given Goodwill gift cards to purchase the items featured in this post*