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6 Goodwill camping essentials

Summer has arrived, and we are all itching for a little outdoor time after a long winter and a spring that never really warmed up. If your summer plans have you spending time in the great outdoors, make sure you stop at your local Goodwill thrift store to pick up some camping essentials before you… [Read More]

DIY chair restoration

Whether you’re looking for a unique way to reuse home decor or are looking to complete the on-trend mismatched chair look, completing a DIY chair restoration is fun and easy. Here’s what you need: Thrifted chair from Goodwill Spray paint Sandpaper Painter’s tape Step 1: Start by using sandpaper to sand down the entire chair…. [Read More]

5 must-haves for summer

It’s a bummer that not all pools will be open this summer due to COVID-19, but you can still make the most of it by visiting a friend’s pool, a local sandy spot at a lake or go for a ride on a pontoon for the day. We’ve rounded up five summer essentials you will… [Read More]

3 summer fashion trends to thrift

While wearing pajamas and sweatpants day in and day out has been nice and oh-so-comfortable, we’re really looking forward to the return of real clothing and creating outfits again! It might feel odd to think about something as trivial as fashion trends after such a long period of not knowing what tomorrow will bring. It… [Read More]

Gardening on a budget

By Joshua Crowe Gardening can be a lot of work, but it shouldn’t cost a lot of money. Don’t give up your dream of having a garden just because you can’t afford those expensive nursey items. By shopping thrift, there are many affordable ways you can create a garden you can be proud. Plus, no… [Read More]

DIY jewelry box

So many times, we find ourselves wondering where to put all of our jewelry or accessories to keep a tidy dresser or bathroom counter. Find jewelry boxes in all shapes and sizes at your local Goodwill and upcycle one to make it your own. In addition to the jewelry box from your local Goodwill, collect… [Read More]

Fashionista: Shop your own closet and then donate to Goodwill

We are well into our Safer at Home quarantine and until now I had been putting off the inevitable – cleaning out my closet. With all the time spent inside, I couldn’t ignore this task any longer. Rather than dipping my toes into it, I dove in, and started by taking everything out of my… [Read More]

Fashionista: ‘Blessed’ Goodwill sweatshirt even more meaningful now

When I purchased this sweatshirt from Goodwill with the embossed “blessed” on it I never would have guessed that word would mean as much to me as it does today. I never thought our world would be turned upside down with the coronavirus pandemic and that we would be living in uncertain times and quarantining… [Read More]

Fashionista: Thrifted faux leather jacket

I’ve never owned a leather jacket. Well, I finally found a faux jacket at Goodwill with detailing that makes it interesting. You know me! I love those little details with the straps on the neckline and on the sleeves. It snaps at the bottom for a more fitted jacket. A leather jacket is truly a… [Read More]

Spring 2020 fashion trends

We’re always eager to see what a new season brings for style, and spring 2020 fashion trends do not disappoint. You might be thinking of traditional spring trends such as dainty florals and pastels, but you’re wrong! Read on for some not-so-predictable spring 2020 fashion trends that you easily can find at Goodwill. Polka dots… [Read More]

5 tips on how to transition to a spring wardrobe

Who wants to just dive right into summer tanks and breezy dresses now that spring seems to be here? We’re totally there with you, but it’s just not realistic quite yet. Spring in Wisconsin means fluctuating temps and chilly breezes, not to mention piles of dirty snow, leftover traces of salt and muddy grass. These… [Read More]

Fashionista: Transitioning to spring wardrobe with green peacoat

I know we are still officially in winter, but I am so ready to embrace my spring wardrobe. Springtime is a fresh start. Why not shop Goodwill for some fresh looks in your closet? I confess I have a personal love affair with coats. When I saw this beautiful emerald green peacoat I didn’t give… [Read More]

Bring Good Home with thrifted clothing finds

As a professional photographer from Green Bay, Kim Martin on occasion will match the dress code of the event she is shooting. That was the case in September 2019 when she was photographing a fundraiser at Lambeau Field. Kim, who wanted a navy thrifted gown that was low cut and offered an “Angelina Jolie slit”… [Read More]

Thrifters Bring Good Home and bring on childhood with used toys

Erica Linzmeier and her daughter, Morgan, of Nekoosa are hooked on collectible dolls, specifically used American Girl dolls. As a child, Erica wanted an American Girl doll, but her parents refused to spend about $90 at the time on a new one. Instead, they loaded her up on Barbies and less expensive toys. Her wish… [Read More]

Crafter Brings Good Home with DIY supplies

Debra Werch and her DIY creations have a reputation. Not only does the Wautoma artist create DIY projects for herself, for gifts and to sell, but she also has led classes for such groups as 4-H and in people’s home. She is always on the hunt for craft supplies for less and finds many of… [Read More]