Secrets to shopping the Goodwill Outlet Store

The Goodwill Outlet Store often is referred to as a treasure hunter’s paradise. One trip there and you’ll understand why. There’s a lot to see and go through, but there are real deals to be had. Chances are you’ll walk out with something you hadn’t been shopping for in the first place. The bargains are […]


Fashionista: Glass jar has so many opportunities

Fashionistas while you are out hunting for clothing, hop, skip and jump on over to the housewares department. I found a glass jar for $1.99 and had so many ideas on what I could do with it. With New Year’s resolutions to get organized fresh on everyone’s mind, these jars will do double duty. Here’s […]


Thrift tips: 5 steps to becoming a pro

Does expanding your wardrobe with brand-name labels you love at a fraction of the cost sound too good to be true? We are here to tell you that it’s not, with these tips from secondhand shop professionals. It’s possible to create a closet you crave at a cost you can live with. Here’s how to […]


Fashionista: New year, new closet

Organization is always one of the top New Year’s resolutions. Let’s seize the day and go after organizing your closet. I promise you this will be fun! Needed: Great upbeat playlist Timer Cup of coffee or wine Here’s how you do it. Make two separate piles: keep and donate. We want to keep this simple! […]


Build your own at-home gym with Goodwill

Does the upcoming new year find you with new resolutions or renewed resolve to get healthy and exercise more? If the new year also finds you short on time and money, why not build your own at-home gym with the help of Goodwill? That way you can pick up the equipment you need at a […]


Goodwill team leaders share DIY project

Angela Lindahl and Molly Dunham are avid do-it-yourselfers. As area team leaders for the Neenah and Oshkosh Goodwill retail stores and training centers, inspiration is all around them. They frequently make items from treasures found in the stores. “We have been doing crafts probably about a year now,” Angela said. “We realized a lot of […]


Set your holiday table with Goodwill

Centerpieces are the hallmark of a beautifully decorated table that exudes holiday merriment and style. They also can be costly investments. We put together themed table centerpieces with secondhand items that will impress guests for their festive spirit and inexpensive touches. Our finds: We built on a snowflake theme with a red and white snowflake […]


How to make your own Goodwill gift basket

If your holidays exist of lists — cookies you want to make, gifts you need to buy, Christmas cards you need to send — you know how important it is to save time and money wherever you can in a season filled of lists. Why not do both when it comes to your gift-giving list. […]


It’s time to get tacky as holiday sweaters take center stage

National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day is Dec. 16. Are you ready? Celebrate this day by making sure you are rocking the worst — or is it the best, really? — that fashion has to offer. Although the holiday sweaters once given as gifts with poinsettias, snowmen, reindeer, Santa, gingerbread and landscapes displayed on them with […]


Fashionista: Holiday attire that looks like you spent a lot more

Now’s the time to buy your holiday attire. That way you’ll be less stressed out and won’t have to figure out what you’re going to wear when the invitation to that office party or holiday gathering arrives. And with GW prices, you can get great holiday looks for a lot less. I love, love, love […]

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