I truly believe if you focus on what you need, then what you need has a way of appearing. Case in point, my shower caddy was peeling paint and rusting. It was ugly, but worse, I was afraid I'd get rust on the scrubby and end up rubbing it into my skin. So I went to look for a replacement. Even at Ross, they were more than I wanted to pay, and that was the discount shop. I also wasn't sure what size I needed. We have two showers and when I bought the first caddies, one didn't fit.
So yesterday I went to a Goodwill in Garden Grove (next to John's market). I wasn't looking for anything in particular, and they had a lot of racks and shelving pieces. I immediately spotted a brand new shower caddy that looked about the right size for $4. It fit perfectly. It holds everything that was in the old one with room to spare. I'm so happy.
I also found a set of wooden salad bowls and tongs for $8. It will be feast gear for S.C.A. events. Or when we have picnics outdoors.
And just last week I had carefully packed Guy's ceramic bowl for olives and his new mug in a bag inside a basket on the couch. I don't know how it happened but I suspect cats, because the next time he went in the living room it was all on the floor and the bowl broke in half. So I felt kind of responsible and found 2 more 'olive' bowls that were hand thrown pottery at the Goodwill for $1.50 each. They were 'manly' colors and he's happy with them. Pretty good haul for under $20.