I found a new Thrift Store

After delivering a wedding cake to a rural community I was headed  to a neighboring community with a Goodwill Store. Along my route I spied this sign.sign

To my delight they were having a storewide Half Price Sale. Fabulously Frugal supports the local Senior Center.

7-15-17 $2.10I came away with a big Rubbermaid tote and a spool of surger thread, $2.10. I’d prefer a clean tote (this one has lots of writing on it) but I couldn’t pass up the 50 cent price.7-15-17 GW $2.62

At the Goodwill I found a birdhouse for my back yard and 2 tapered quart mason jars. I like the tapered style jars because they are easier to fill and to clean than the standard ones with a neck. The bird house had a pink tag and pink tags were 1/2 price, and GW always sells mason jars for 20 cents each. Total at Goodwill, $2.62.

All in all it was a great day, a drive in the country, exploring two thrift stores and some very reasonable purchases.

Does anyone have advice for removing the felt pen marks from the tote?

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7 Responses to I found a new Thrift Store

  1. Kathy says:

    I have had good luck with a mr clean magic eraser cleaning writing off plastic tubs.

  2. Mira says:

    Rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol should do the trick. Perhaps Mr Clean dipped in alcohol would be a surefire solution? It would be nice to know what worked. Good luck.

  3. Bobi says:

    Try fingernail polish remover. Always works for me.

  4. Debbie W. says:

    I have had great success removing felt tip pen marks from Rubbermaid tubs using a dab of Soft Scrub Cleaner. I cover the marks thoroughly with Soft Scrub, allow it to sit for an hour or so, and then rinse it off. Sometimes it takes two treatments before the marks are completely gone. Good luck!

  5. Kate says:

    Are you still around? I had an old bookmark to your blog I just found! I never commented, but always enjoyed reading.

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