I bought four things at the thrift store this morning: a wooden organizer box, a set of four cloth placemats, and two personal-planner binders for a dollar apiece, just for their innards. Total, seven Canadian dollars (U.S.$5.42 right now).
Here is the box. Nothing special, just useful.
Maybe for paper?
Maybe for hot pads?
The lid could also be useful.
Here are the place mats.
One by itself would look nice with this strawberry plate.
I can't use these dividers and page protectors, but I'll leave them by the elevator in our building, where people share stuff like that.
And this small pile of stuff is going in the garbage. The pen didn't work, and I didn't need the other hardware and plastic inserts.
But I still got my money's worth.