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How to get your thrift store Black Friday shopping on

If you’ve got a budget — and who doesn’t?! — and want to take advantage of all the Black Friday deals you can muster, look to thrift store Black Friday shopping at Goodwill to save big by scoring on some amazing treasures. “If you set your sights on second hand clothing, you’ll not only get more… [Read More]

Fashionista: Shop butterscotch color trend for less at Goodwill

One of the color trends this cold season is butterscotch. It’s a much warmer version of yellow, and if you visit any department store, you will see this color in shirts, dresses, coats, scarves and more. Do you need this color in your wardrobe arsenal? Yes! It brightens up your mood, and when you feel… [Read More]

DIY tablescape features eclectic Goodwill finds

The holidays are filled with gatherings of family and friends, so what better way to create some conversation than curating a unique tablescape? Your local Goodwill is filled with wonderful houseware treasures that pair well when creating a holiday tablescape. Here are a few key steps to consider when creating a dynamic look that’ll have… [Read More]

Artificial Christmas trees are the real deal

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

DIY Gift Basket Ideas from Goodwill

Looking for an easy but creative gift idea this Christmas? Create your own custom gift baskets using thrifted finds. Start by finding a basket in our home wares section that fits the theme of your gift. Then, fill it up! By shopping at Goodwill NCW for pieces to fill your gift basket, you can get… [Read More]

Bring Good Home with DIY Christmas gifts

Julie Braun sees nothing but potential in sweaters that no longer are in style by giving them a second life as DIY Christmas gifts. The Appleton mom of two and do-it-yourselfer shops thrift for sweaters throughout the year so she can provide homemade Christmas gifts by repurposing them into warm mittens. She also sells the… [Read More]

Bring Good Home with ugly Christmas sweater

No holiday gathering would be complete in Lainey’s family without wearing an ugly Christmas sweater and a friendly competition to see who can one-up the other. For the Appleton teenager who “loves to thrift” dressing up in a cheap ugly Christmas sweater each December is a family tradition. Adorned with lavish landscapes, rosy-cheeked Santas and… [Read More]

The best New Year’s Eve dresses trending now

Every year, there seems to be such a focus on Christmas and everything that goes with it that New Year’s kind of gets left behind. Vow to do it differently this year, and Goodwill can help. If you focus on New Year’s Eve dresses that have a nod to the classics — the velvets, the… [Read More]

Stylish thrift store jackets for staying warm

When the temperatures dip, it’s easy to throw on your go-to sweatshirt and call it a win. And that’s OK. But sometimes you need more than ol’ trusty, so there are other ways to stay comfy, warm and chic on the days you would rather crawl back in bed. Enter thrift store jackets. There is an endless… [Read More]

Easy, last-minute Halloween costume ideas from your closet

Despite the best of intentions, you might find yourself scrambling to dream up impressive last-minute Halloween costume ideas for a dress-up party or office celebration. No worries! Open your closet and get creative. Think black or white dress, jeans, flannel shirt. Easy! If you’re not loving what you have on hand, turn to secondhand shopping… [Read More]

Dog Halloween costumes that are a real treat

Dogs are getting in on the Halloween fun, too, by dressing up for this sweet holiday. Pet costumes continue to gain popularity, with nearly 17% of celebrants — or 29 million people — planning to dress their pets in costumes, according to the National Retail Federation. According to the NRF, 9% of pet lovers will… [Read More]

DIY Halloween treat containers

Halloween is the perfect time to get creative and have some do-it-yourself fun with your kid! Along with crafting a unique costume, you can encourage your children to create their own candy treat containers with a variety of items that you already have at home and can find at your local Goodwill. Here are three… [Read More]

Fashionista: Find trendy fall work outfits at Goodwill

Here we are again. Children are back to school, fall sports are in action, pumpkin spice is everywhere, and, my favorite, our beloved TV shows have returned. I’ve got my Kleenex stocked and ready for “This Is Us.” Of course, another autumn favorite is fall shopping at Goodwill. It’s the place to add pieces to… [Read More]

DIY accent tray from Goodwill frame

Does your coffee table or dining table look like it could use a little decorative love? You’re in luck! This DIY accent tray is easy to make, and all you need are a few simple and inexpensive supplies: Old wooden picture frame (with glass intact) Can of spray paint (or regular paint if you’d prefer)… [Read More]

Fashionista: Blanket scarf at top of fall must haves

The temperatures are taking a dip and you know what that means. It’s time to get out all your warm and cozy pieces out of your drawers and closet. One piece that is a fall must-have is a beautiful blanket scarf. A large, comfy blanket scarf can be styled so many ways and takes your… [Read More]