It’s patio season, thrifty friends! I get excited about it every year and go all out. The mind movies I have about patio season are one of the few ways I’m able to make it through the hard New England winters.
Thrift shopping is one of my favorite past times. Besides the affordable gems, I like the treasure hunt aspect. Sometimes new thrift shoppers just feel overwhelmed by the volume of items in the store. And maybe there are other times they may not know how many fashionable items they can find at Goodwill®. Here are three ways to get your close friends or family to go thrift shopping with you!
Recently a friend and I were chatting about the lost art of mixtapes. Remember those? To me, they felt like the DIY way of being a DJ. A way of exchanging musical love notes. A time-intensive gift created as a way to bring someone else into your world, letting them feel the same feelings.
It’s finally turning into that season where you leave work most days and the sun is still out. Where you can walk around outside in the middle of the day and find yourself squinting at the sun shining down on you. Now that the snowstorms have finally come to an end and flowers are starting to bloom, love is certainly back in the warm springtime air!
Just about everyone I know is, in some way, striving to become more eco-conscious (yay!). But at times the whole process can seem overwhelming. Don’t let yourself feel too bogged down; even small changes can make big progress. If we can each adjust our habits little by little, over time we can positively impact the planet in a major way without feeling overwhelmed.
I always love making my own inexpensive versions of popular decor trends, so this spring I decided to tackle the floral wall hangings that I’ve been seeing around! By using supplies I found at Goodwill®, I’m able to save money, save stuff from the landfills, and come up with something that’s one-of-a-kind.
What’s on your calendar this spring and summer? Prom? Your own wedding? Someone else’s? As the weather warms up, it seems that almost everyone has one formal event or another that they’re preparing for. Between buying the perfect attire, scheduling a hairstylist, or paying for travel, special celebrations can get expensive! That’s one reason why I love shopping at Goodwill for the bits and pieces I need.
Feeling a bit of spring break travel FOMO? Or perhaps dreaming of a vacation that may not be in the cards on this year’s budget? I know I am. Just a few minutes on social media lately has me seriously jealous of the warmer climes. Never fear. As usual, Goodwill® has us covered. Just one trip can have you looking and feeling like an international jetsetter.
March has certainly come in like a lion - snowstorms are hitting the Northeast left and right and people are wondering the same thing - didn’t the groundhog call for an early spring? Weather like this makes it hard not to scroll wistfully through social media feeds sighing at pictures of beautiful beach sunsets and tropical places. I guess patience is a virtue and while we’re waiting for spring to come, we may as well start prepping our wardrobes in anticipation.
If you’re anything like me, you’re still bundled up and dealing with cold wintery temperatures. But if you’re also like me, you’re probably longing for the days of sunshine and nights with a nice breeze. That’s one of the reasons why spring is my favorite season. Besides the beautiful weather, it’s the perfect time to show off your style and have fun in vibrant colors and prints.
Do you remember your first time thrifting? The nervousness, the uncertainty -- the thrill? The first trip to Goodwill® is always the start of something great, but it’s been so long since I’ve been a thrift shopper that I sometimes forget that other people might not be. I mean, I’ve literally made it my mission to study thrift culture. So when I recently heard my friend utter the words “I’ve never been to a thrift store before,” I was in shock. I knew I had to introduce her to the awesomeness of thrift life.