Goodwill Furniture is Only $3 Every Friday Through September
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I'd say shopping is on the agenda!
The first thing you may say to yourself is WHY is furniture only three dollars at Goodwill stores in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont? This time of year is Goodwill's busiest furniture donation season. According to Kossi Gamedah, the Senior Vice President of Retail Operations,
Furniture is one of a few items we can’t usually recycle. That means unsold furniture must go to landfills, which is the last thing we want. The $3 price point isn’t revenue-generating, but it helps the Earth, which is a huge part of why we made this decision.
This is super smart. Because not only are they desperately trying to cut down on unnecessary recycling of donated furniture, but moving that furniture is expensive, thanks to gas prices. All unsold furniture gets moved to the nearest Goodwill warehouse. Here it has one more chance to be sold for basically nothing, down to 25 cents. To avoid that every Friday through September, furniture is only $3 dollars!
Donations are the lifeblood of Goodwill. The money they make from selling everything donated is invested in 'people who need support achieving their work and life goals — including our own employees. We can’t do it without these donations.'
Goodwill Northern New England is doing their part in reducing waste and promoting sustainability. Five years ago they got rid of single-use plastic bags from its stores. Last year they upgraded their fleet of tractor-trailers to get better gas miles and reduce their carbon footprint.
So let's go shopping! Handpicked-tagged items are excluded from these discounts.