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Add Artistic Inspiration to Your Next Thrift Refresh

For your next upcycled project, consider tapping into the creations of world-famous artists as your design inspiration.  For this blog, a run-of-the-mill pair of tall bar chairs was transformed into artistic pieces with the help of Piet Mondrian (1872-1944), a Dutch painter known for his abstract style. His paintings are simple, geographic and bold—and they look really cool in today’s spaces.

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Insider Tips to Master the Monochromatic Look

Bernie’s mittens weren’t the only Inauguration Day look that captured our attention. Monochromatic outfits were donned by fashionable attendees in every age group!

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Fall in Love with 7 Easy & Fun Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

As we approach Valentine’s Day, here are seven ideas of things to lovingly make for that special someone—even if that special someone is you! There is something magical that happens in us when we take even a moment to create something. As Psychologist & Harvard Professor Howard Gardner once said, “Creativity begins with an affinity for something.  It’s like falling in love.” Rock Star Lenny Kravitz also has his take on it when he said, “Love, creativity, and opportunity is in the air. Take it in and do your thing.” 

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Be Mine, Quaran-tine!

It’s that time of year again — the month of love is upon us. If you’re lucky enough to live with someone you *still like* after months and months of way-too-much-together-time, congratulations! WELL DONE! And, if not — congratulations to you too! We’ve all made it through a tough year and it’s time to show a little love to our significant others if we have them – and definitely to ourselves, too! So whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s or Galentine’s (or both!), Goodwill is the place to find all you need to show the love.

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This Valentine’s Day, Take the Goodwill Date Night Challenge!

If you haven’t yet heard of the Goodwill Date Night Challenge… then today is definitely your lucky day. It’s an excuse to get creative and playful with your favorite Goodwill shopping companion — be it your significant other, best friend or fur baby.

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5 Fun Winter Essentials You Can Find at Goodwill!

Although the holidays are over, the winter season has just begun! With the shorter days and colder nights, that means it’s time to stock up on winter apparel, cold-weather accessories and outdoor gear. Members of the retail staff at Goodwill of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago picked their favorite items for the snowy season.

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Acid Washing Away 2020

One trend I’ve been seeing A LOT of going into this new year is acid washing! As we know, fashion history always repeats itself and this trend is no exception. I am seeing it in retail stores, online shops and boutiques!

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Why Preloved is the Move

When I learned of preloved culture, it changed the trajectory of my buying and spending habits. Yet, many people do not understand what preloved culture is let alone the concept of preloved on its own. So, let's take a look at the definition of preloved to understand its importance.

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New Year, New Rules

If this year has taught us anything, it’s the importance of creating our own little slice of happiness in the chaos. For some of us, that means getting rid of what we don’t need. For others, it’s a shift in priorities or a change of attitude. And while we’re all eager to see this year in the rear-view mirror, there's still a lot of lessons we can carry into 2021 to create our own version of a fresh start.

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Why Gifting Second-Hand Spreads Holiday Cheer Even Further

Gifting second-hand is so much better for the environment than shopping at traditional retail stores because it redirects gently used clothes and other goods from the landfill to your closet, where they can be put to great use.

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Goodness Gracious, It’s Goodwill Gifting

This holiday season: shop local, and shop secondhand. It’s easy enough to say that, but in practice? If you just took mental stock of the folks on your list and gulped, wondering how in the world to shop certain people in your life, then you might need the boost that only Goodwill aisles can bring.

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Craft a Countdown to the Holidays

If you’re like me and you’re counting down the days to the holidays, an advent calendar is a must-have! Now that we have a little one in our house, I just can’t wait to watch his excitement as the holidays get closer.

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