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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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!… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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…. [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

Fashionista: Tailored jacket brings out the best

My all-time favorite color is purple or eggplant. I love the movie, “The Color Purple,” I love to wear purple, and I love to bake with the color purple. I love purple! This color is also by far one of the faves for fall fashion. I was thrilled when I found this lined eggplant-colored blazer… [Read More]

6 under $6: Stocking stuffers on the cheap

If stocking stuffers stump you every season, we’ve got six solutions for you so you don’t stress over the little things. Here are six of my favorite stocking stuffers I found for under $6 at Goodwill. With St. Nicholas Day coming up Dec. 6, it’s also a good reason to stop by your favorite thrift… [Read More]

Fashionista: Putting on the glitz for the holidays

Here is a simple holiday outfit that will make you look so effortlessly beautiful with simple and stylish touches. I found this gorgeous jacquard print skirt and paired it with a purple tee that has a simple studded neckline. A pair of silver flats with gilded stones, a sparkly clutch and shiny accessories will earn… [Read More]

Nothing artificial about this Christmas tree deal

Chances are you might not know that you can donate your artificial Christmas trees to Goodwill. If that’s the case, chances are you also might not know that you can buy them at our retail stores and training centers as well. Yes, you can! This time of year, it’s like our very own Festival of… [Read More]

Toy ideas for the little ones on your list

Comparison shopping is as much a part of the season as eggnog and mistletoe. When you’re buying in bulk and the shopping list seems to go on for pages, it’s crucial to know you aren’t spending more than you absolutely need to. The good news is we’ve done some of the homework for you with… [Read More]

4 DIY thrifty holiday gifts for others (or to keep for yourself)

Consider this a buy-one-get-one kind of deal. If you are going to take the time and effort to make a do-it-yourself gift for someone, you might as well make two. That way you have one to give away and one to keep for yourself. Better yet, make a bunch and spread the love of homemade… [Read More]