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]

Halloween costumes for kids

We are all in for a treat this Halloween as we put out the welcome mat for kids once again and greet ghosts, superheroes and princesses on our doorstep. Here are some make-your-own classic and creative Halloween costume ideas for kids that will be the hit of the neighborhood. Let the sugar rush begin! Mickey… [Read More]

Fashionista: Fall-inspired finds

Are you ready for some fun fall shopping at Goodwill? Do you need a little thrift inspiration? I will show you how easy it is to do just that. Begin with one piece of clothing and go from there. This one piece for me was this adorable polka-dot skirt. The warm fall tones of caramel… [Read More]

Movie character Halloween costume ideas

By Josh Crowe Shopping for a movie character Halloween costume doesn’t have to be frightening for your bank account. According to the National Retail Federation, nearly 40% of consumers will visit discount stores for their Halloween costumes. Visit your local Goodwill, the Original Halloween Headquarters, for everything you need to make your Halloween costume fantastic… [Read More]

DIY Halloween costume ideas

By Sophie Leppanen Since there is no one quite like you, why not make your own Halloween costume this year one-of-a-kind, too, with thrift-store finds? Get creative and spend as much (or little) time as you want on your costume. There’s no need to spend a lot of money. Here are some of our favorite… [Read More]

DIY embroidery to personalize thrifted clothes

Embroidery is an easy and beautiful way to personalize your thrifted finds! Using just a few supplies, you can make any piece unique to your personal taste. Here’s what you’ll need to get started: Clothing items Thread in various colors Embroidery hoop Sewing needle Scissors Beads (optional) First, head to your local Goodwill thrift store… [Read More]

5 fall 2021 fashion trends to thrift

We are raising our pumpkin spice lattes and toasting the return of fall fashion and the cozy clothing that comes with it. Think sweaters, leggings, flannel. Ah, comfort. Fall fashion is like the beginning of a new year for our wardrobes. It gets us excited to shed the shorts and try out new fall trends…. [Read More]