Goodwill, Badwill, Questionable-will — A Container for Your Every Need!

by Katy on October 8, 2014 · 14 comments

If there’s one category that all Goodwill thrift shops share, it’s a wide variety of organizing containers. Whether it’s bins, boxes, crates or ceramic canisters, Goodwill is sure to provide.

For example the targeted savings bank for a “New Wheels Fund.”

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Sometimes the Goodwill containers are a bit baffling. Like these standard empty beer bottles:

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Call me picky, but when I pay $1.99 for a beer bottle, there needs to be some actual beer in it!

Beer bottles - detail

Of course, standard kitchen storage is a common find at area Goodwills as well.


Flour canister


Sugar canister


Farts canister

Finally, I can keep my farts in a contained environment!

Oh Goodwill . . . you never fail to provide.

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Bellen October 9, 2014 at 2:41 am

If only I could find a Farts container at my local Goodwill it would be my hubby’s Christmas gift!!


Katy October 9, 2014 at 7:35 am

Now your husband will just have to make do with a normal gift. Sad. 😉


Kristy October 9, 2014 at 2:47 am

My husband and I homebrew beer, and we use recycled bottles. We’ve learned that we will always know at least one person that will give us empties. And, homebrewing has taught us that we can make a good beer for less than a dollar each.


Katy October 9, 2014 at 7:35 am

My husband used to brew beer, but that was waaaay back when we lived in New Mexico and there were zero microbrews to to choose from. Now that we live in Portland, there are countless amazing options, so we just buy.


T.L. Bodine October 9, 2014 at 11:07 am

Depending on your area of New Mexico, there’s a LOT more microbrews (and wineries) to choose from now 😉


Katy October 9, 2014 at 12:50 pm

Oh yes, Albuquerque has changed a lot since 1994!


JJ October 9, 2014 at 4:23 am

Loved this post! I was laughing out loud.


CarrieP October 9, 2014 at 7:34 am

That is hilarious!


Diane C October 9, 2014 at 8:33 am

Going to be driving past the Goodwill Dump (or whatever they call the place with the bins) in Sacramento today, but won’t have time to stop. I’ll wave and think of you. Thanks for the laughs.


Katy October 9, 2014 at 8:58 am



Kristen October 9, 2014 at 8:46 am

At first I thought, “How could one contain a gaseous substance??”

And then it occurred to me that perhaps it’s like a swear jar, where one does not store swears, but deposits cash when one lets an unsavory word loose.


Katy October 9, 2014 at 8:57 am

Or . . . with a big non-porous cork. 😉


Julia October 10, 2014 at 11:06 am

I think we’re overthinking the Fart jar.


Rachel S. October 10, 2014 at 12:01 pm

I once had to stop and take a photo of a set of a goodwill canisters that were too awful to ignore. They started off kitchy but bearable, farm themed. Flour stable. Coffee coop. Sugar diary was just confusing. But then…tea sty. No. No sty.


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