Shelley the Goodwill thrifter shops secondhand for puppy

Our sweet new puppy, Hazel, turned into a member of the family as soon as she was brought home six months ago. Being the thrifter I am, I found a great deal, put her in a box, ran the doorbell and everyone was crying when they saw her on the doorstep. As you can imagine, […]

The rule of three for stylish outfits

The rule of three is the concept that groupings of three are more aesthetically pleasing, humorous and effective than groups of other things. Think about it: everything works better in threes: home décor, slogans and catchphrases, design, landscaping. Oh, heck, there were even three little pigs! The rule of three is widely used in everything […]

Shelley the Goodwill thrifter’s go-to winter outfits

With three kids and a photography business, Shelley is on the go and wants her clothing to be as flexible as she is. For what to wear in winter, she turns to comfy leggings and skinny jeans. A seasoned thrifter, Shelley turns to Goodwill to save money on trendy finds and found these winter tops […]

New year, new you! Shop on a budget for ‘new’ clothes

Be the toast of the town! Ring in the new year while feeling like you’re at the top of your game by looking and feeling your best. New year, new you! How about new clothes? We know. It’s hard to justify spending money on yourself after doling out dollar after dollar on holiday gifts for […]

Shelley the Goodwill thrifter’s Free People find

I hit the jackpot during my most recent Goodwill trip. My lucky find was a Free People sweater! This sweater, which retails for $128 online, was all mine for $14.99. The pictures show me texting my trendy girlfriend my latest treasure and her sending back a different way to wear it. My friends and I […]

5 go-to winter wardrobe essentials

Old Man Winter. Jack Frost. Mother Nature. Bring it on! Bring on the snowing, blowing, icicles-on-your-eyelashes weather. With these 5 go-to winter wardrobe essentials, you’ll be warm, cozy and ready to whip down the sledding hill or coast across the ice-skating rink. This is what to wear in winter! Puffy vest Great for that winter […]

Sweater styles to keep you cozy all winter

Rejoice! Sweater season is here, and we are celebrating by wrapping ourselves in a chunky knit. When you love thrift store sweaters as much as we do, the arrival of winter is like being reunited with a friend you haven’t seen in a while but have missed like crazy. Like comfort food, sweaters are comfort […]

Up your cozy style for winter

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you need to be hanging out at home in stretched-out sweats that have been worn a few years too many. Up your weekend comfy winter clothes game and maintain your strong sense of style all year long. By turning to thrift shoping, you can keep the comfort but […]

Shelley the Goodwill thrifter’s holiday dresses

When it’s time to buy fancy holiday dresses for family gatherings, school choir concerts and festive celebrations, turn to Goodwill for budget-friendly prices for families. Kids typically wear their holiday best only once or twice before they outgrow them so shopping secondhand at the holidays saves money for gifts, decorations, food and other items during […]

How to upcycle clothes for DIY Christmas gifts

By Carly Fuller Sometimes the best gifts received are the ones that have been created out of love and thoughtfulness. A homemade gift is always the perfect option, especially for those who are hard to buy for or already seem to have everything. But let’s be real. Most of us don’t have the time (or […]

New, budget-friendly holiday toys at Goodwill

While Goodwill has aisles of donated toys and stuffed animals, we also have new holiday toys, games and puzzles. As a bonus, we’ve done some of the homework for you with our ours vs. theirs pricing guide. Here’s a look at just a few of the holiday toys we have in store for the littlest […]

Easy outfit ideas for those days you need them

By Carly Fuller You are in a rush and open your closet, trying to quickly dress and get out the door. You “have nothing to wear” and throw on whatever is clean. The problem is you spend the rest of your day thinking about your less-than-inspired outfit and wondering why you thought it was a […]

Load up on ugly Christmas sweaters at Goodwill

There’s nothing like an ugly Christmas sweater to show off your flair for fun and make you forgo your fashion sense. Adorned with lavish landscapes, rosy-cheeked Santas and reindeer, glistening snowmen, decorated Christmas trees, smiling gingerbread, poinsettias and presents and topped with tinsel, bows, jingle bells and pom-poms, these tacky ugly Christmas sweaters are garish, […]

How to wear a vest the best

By Carly Fuller Vests are this season’s it piece, and we think every closet should have multiple options. With so many styles, colors and fabrics out there, why just stop at one? They are versatile, trendy, and some even act like an accessory, adding just the right touch to complete an outfit. We urge you […]

6 stocking stuffers under $6

Don’t stress over the little things. If stocking stuffers stump you every season, we’ve got solutions that keep the costs down and the excitement up. Here are six of our favorite stocking stuffers for under $6 at Goodwill. With St. Nick’s coming up Dec. 6, it’s another good reason to stop by your favorite thrift […]