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]

DIY Book Page Wreath

Creating a fun, unique wreath as part of your home or holiday decor is easy with just a few simple items. In this do-it-yourself article, we will walk you through the steps of how you can make this DIY book page wreath with supplies you can find at your local Goodwill. Supplies needed: ● Books… [Read More]

Thrifted artificial Christmas trees are real deal at Goodwill

This time of year, it’s like our very own festival of trees celebration in our Goodwill NCW retail stores and training centers. Come check out our indoor tree farm and find the perfect artificial Christmas trees for your home. Our 27 Goodwill NCW stores offer a variety of trees in an assortment of styles and… [Read More]

3 simple, budget-friendly ways to dress up Thanksgiving table

Every Thanksgiving table demands a centerpiece, and while the turkey gets plenty of attention, we want a look that is warm and welcoming long after the dishes have been cleared. Here are three centerpiece ideas under $20 that featured thrifted décor and start with a neutral table runner As you gather together with grateful hearts,… [Read More]

Fall door décor ideas

Whether you keep your fall door décor simple with a couple of pumpkins and plants or go all out with a full porch display, decorating your entryway in a warm and inviting way makes visitors feel welcome. Decorating for fall can become expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. Visit your local Goodwill for inspiration… [Read More]

DIY Potato Print Napkins

Brighten up your table with some fun, personalized napkins. Try creating your own DIY Potato Print Napkins with items sourced from your local Goodwill NCW. Here are the items you’ll need: Napkins 2-3 russet potatoes Fabric paint Cutting board and knives Step 1: Cut your potatoes. Carefully use the knife to cut your potato in… [Read More]

Halloween costumes for women

When it comes to dressing up for Halloween, kids don’t get to have all the fun. Inspired by movies, books, pop culture, history and the news, Halloween costumes for women are inspired and imaginative. Here are five Halloween costumes for women that fit the style of the day. Cher from “Clueless”: Plaid yellow skirt and… [Read More]

5 Halloween costumes for men

Classics like vampires, zombies, pirates and superheroes traditionally are popular Halloween costumes for men, according to the National Retail Federation. But every year those classics are joined by creative DIY men’s Halloween costumes that are a bit more out of the box. According to the National Retail Federation, Halloween continues to be a hugely popular… [Read More]

Halloween costumes for teens

Halloween costumes for teens need to have it all. Teen Halloween costumes not only demand a flair for fun and personality, but they also need to stand out and be Snapchat and TikTok cool. Here are five Halloween costumes for teens that make a statement. Cheese dog: One-piece hotdog suit, cheesehead and red socks. If… [Read More]

Fashionista: Falling for discounted prices at Goodwill

Leaves aren’t the only things falling. The prices on these Goodwill finds also are falling.  This entire look features items that either were on clearance or half off with the color tag of the week. Be sure to go to the clearance section of the store first. This is something I do every time I… [Read More]