How To Organize Your Classroom – On A Budget

It’s starting. Back to school flyers are popping up in mailboxes and store advertisements are hinting at long lists of items students need for back to school. And as students scramble to finish up their summer reading assignments, teachers are already handing in their final lesson plans for the year and are starting to get their classrooms organized for fall.

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Back To School Outfit Staples That Make Dressing To Impress That Much Easier

As Labor Day swiftly approaches, it’s time to start thinking about the inevitable. The end of lazy summer days and the start of classes. Before heading back to school, I would always make sure to plan my first few days of outfits.

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The Back to School $queeze

I’ve always said my fashion sense could be best described as “sophisticated toddler” because I love mixing bright colors and patterns. Comfort and pockets are also a must-- and quite honestly--you’ll likely find toys and snacks in mine, too.

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5 Thrift Shopping Mistakes I Made as a New Thrifter and How You Can Avoid Them

While thrift shopping is a fun pastime for many budget shoppers, it can still feel intimidating if you’re new to the process. There’s the crowded racks, the unpredictability of inventory and even figuring out how to incorporate the “old” threads into your style in a new way.

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Top Trends From Paris Couture Week ‘19 You Can Easily Find At Goodwill®

Paris Couture Week is in full swing, and the coveted front row seats have been studded with some of the world’s favorite celebrities.

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Summer Sweaters

Sweaters, coats, and jeans in summer? Heck-to-the-yes. What’s that old adage-- something about finding exactly what you need when you’re not looking for it?

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Three Outfit Essentials That Prove Style Can Be Waterproof

In the Northeast, this spring has melted into summer. Without a change in forecast, April showers have simply turned into May, June and July puddles. As we get deeper into the summer months beach days are seeming less likely and instead it may be time to focus on how to dress for hot, humid and rainy days ahead.

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Wear the Rainbow!

Let’s be real-- summer is all about color. Many, many colors. Preferably worn all together, all the time.

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Patio Paradise

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.

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Teaching Thrift to Kids

We’re hard on clothes. During all the movements required in our daily lives, we tug, we stretch, we chafe-- it’s amazing we haven’t all just given up by now and collectively decided to go back to wearing togas.

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3 Ways to Encourage Friends and Family to Thrift Shop with You

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!

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Thrifty Throwback

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.

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