If you’re new to thrifting, it can be very exciting to discover a whole new world of affordable and sustainable goods available at your fingertips. But let me tell you, as a thrifter of more than 40 years now, there are some things about my Goodwill® shopping style that have changed and evolved over the years.
It’s likely that over the course of the last few months, you’ve spent more time than usual at home. For me, this unexpected time indoors created a need to detox the material items in my life.
What an outpouring of delighted Goodwill thrifters we have seen on social media these past few weeks. Despite temporary closures due to COVID-19, I’m happy to report that more than three-quarters of all Goodwill stores across the United States and Canada have reopened their doors, and even more are opening each day!
With #stayathome orders in place across much of the country, it’s likely you’ve been spending a lot more time at home than usual. Now’s the time to get started on all those home improvement projects and spring cleaning days that were so easy to procrastinate in more normal times — if not now, then when?
With more time on our hands during these unprecedented times, people have turned to creativity to keep themselves busy. Instead of giving in to online shopping, I’ve seen posts on social media from people who have learned to make do with what they have and turn it into something creative and fabulous. I’ve loved pouring through posts on social media, seeing how everyone has been upcycling their thrifted finds, both clothing and home goods, and turning them into something new again.
For me, turning the clocks back an hour means more than just another hour of daylight. It’s the symbol that spring has sprung, the end of one season and the start of another. It’s also one of those days that I like to use as a reminder to take a step back and look at the things in my life, trying to see what needs work or a little refresh.
Spring really seems to drag its heels this time of year, doesn’t it? Especially when you live as far north of the equator as I do. Though these late winter days do feel as though they are stretching slightly longer, and the sun is creeping ever so slowly back up further in the sky each day.
Who says Valentine’s Day has to be celebrated at a fancy, expensive restaurant? Not me! This year I’ll be celebrating at home with my family over a bountiful brunch. But how does one make an at-home meal feel special? Well, with a trip to Goodwill®, of course!
As the corner stores have long ago announced by the overnight appearance of shelves full of heart shaped boxes of chocolates, greeting cards and oversized stuffed animals, Valentine’s Day is upon us yet again. Whether or not you have plans to celebrate with a special someone, group of friends or spend the day showering yourself in self love, we’re sharing some easy to put together outfits to wear for any occasion.