Fashionista: Sweater provides wearable art

What a beautiful, wearable work of art. I’m talking about this mixed-media sweater I found at Goodwill. Let’s begin with the detachable faux fur collar. It gives you that extra cozy feeling. This sweater is layered with multiple fabrics, which give it an artistic flare. I love the pearlized-like buttons and the colors of the… [Read More]

Fashionista: Open mind pays off with fun look for the day

I was making my way through the pants aisle when I came across this pair of leggings, and I wasn’t sure what they were. Athletic wear? Some sort of support undergarment? I checked the fabric tag, and they were 100% percent polyester. Exercise apparel usually has a water- wicking blend, so that ruled out workout… [Read More]

Cozy thrift-store sweaters for winter

It’s sweater weather! That means it’s time to load up on thrifted sweaters for winter — the ultimate in coziness. Like comfort food, sweaters are comfort wear for the winter. Count us among those who can’t get enough. Our motto: Life is better in a sweater. Actually, life is better in a thrift-store sweater! Turtleneck,… [Read More]

Upgrade your space with a few thrifted accessories

Upgrading your space can be simple and easy with some fun finds at your local Goodwill. While a complete room overhaul can feel daunting and expensive, we’re here to share three budget-friendly ways to give your space a refresh. Sometimes all you need to give the room an uplift are some accessories. Thrift a metal… [Read More]

Building a home gym on a budget

By Josh Crowe Picture this scenario: You arrive home from a long day at the office, change into your workout gear, pack a bag with all the stuff you need — shoes, protein shaker and a towel –and head out the door. What should be a short drive turns into a 30-minute car ride after… [Read More]

Fashionista: Express yourself with thrift-store graphic tees

This is the most wonderful time of the year, from decorating your tree and baking seasonal treats to binging on Hallmark Christmas movies and using your glue gun for endless crafts. When it comes to all your holiday sparkle attire, you need to shop at Goodwill. Graphic tees are all the rage, and you can… [Read More]

Fashionista: Sparkle and shine with your holiday best

Looking for something fancy to wear to your special Christmas events? I found the perfect gem of a dress that has just the right amount of glitter without going over the top. The length of the dress is perfect — hitting just above the knee – and the long sleeves will keep me warm. The… [Read More]

4 ways to spend a cozy night at home

By Josh Crowe Warmth, relaxation and togetherness are likely some of the words that come to mind when thinking about a cozy night at home. We all look forward to giving ourselves some much-needed self-care, especially during the winter months when the weather is particularly frightful. There’s no reason to feel blue during the slump… [Read More]

3 holiday décor ideas with paint

By Sophie Leppanen Who’s down for spending less on holiday décor this season while still making home feel festive and ready for company? With a little creativity and some crafty afternoons, you can make your own decorations perfect for a merry, magical season. We have three ideas that you can recreate with thrifted finds from… [Read More]

DIY Festive Candlesticks project

Festive candlesticks can add a bright pop of color to your holiday décor – perfect for the winter season or any time of the year! With some simple, thrifted pieces and a couple of paint colors, you can achieve this fun look. Supplies needed: Thrifted candlesticks in a variety of shapes and sizes Multiple colors… [Read More]

6 stocking stuffers under $6

If you are on the hunt for stocking stuffers, we’ve got solutions that keep the costs down and the excitement up. Here are six of our favorite stocking stuffers for under $6 that you can find at your local Goodwill. With St. Nick’s coming up Dec. 6, it’s another good reason to stop by your… [Read More]

White elephant game ideas

When it comes to white elephant gifts, Goodwill is THE place to find the best ones! We all know of a white elephant gift exchange as a party game where amusing and sometimes impractical gifts are exchanged during festivities, but where did the idea originate? According to The History Guy, it comes from Siam, now… [Read More]

Fashionista: Thinking thrift for monochromatic pink

I don’t know why, but I always thought of soft pink as an early spring color, but I’m rethinking this and embracing pastels for any season. On a recent Goodwill thrifting trip, I was on a mission to pull together a monochromatic pink look for late fall as it transitions to winter. The first piece… [Read More]

Fashionista: Shopping Goodwill for favorite color combination

Some pairings are just meant to be – peanut butter and jelly, cookies and milk, aged cheddar with a great wine. When it comes to apparel pairings, I can’t get enough of black and white and those fun beachy colors turquoise and coral. But my all-time favorite would have to be kelly green and navy…. [Read More]

3 DIY thrifted gift ideas

By Sophie Leppanen As the weather gets frosty, it’s the perfect time start preparing for the holiday season ahead. With the shortages and unpredictable shipping times anticipated this year, consider making your own gifts for loved ones on your list with thrifted materials from Goodwill NCW that are always in supply. We’ve got 3 trendy… [Read More]