As summer draws to a close, beach days turn into back to school shopping as a new school year approaches. The anticipation of starting another year of classroom learning can cause mixed emotions, for both children and parents. Some children may look forward to seeing friends more regularly, while others may feel more wary about saying goodbye to a summer of fun and returning to a structured learning environment. Either way, as a parent, there are many ways to help your child reignite their love for learning.
The countdown to back to college is on, which means there’s only a few weeks left to create the ultimate back to school wardrobe. There’s something so fun about the start of a new school year. The opportunities feel endless, there’s excitement about being in the same place with your friends again, and of course for getting you one step closer to reaching your academic and professional goals.
Heading off to college is a major milestone. For those who have the opportunity to live on campus, the school year can mean leaving family and friends in your hometown and heading off into the world of the unknown. Especially for freshman, the first few weeks of the school year can be an exciting and nerve-wracking time.
With beach and park season upon us, basking in the sun with a good book is a given. There’s no better time to dive into the world of books and restart a love of reading than the summer, where relaxation suddenly seems that much more possible. Through the magic of second-hand books, you can embark on your summer reading journey in the most affordable way – letting you immerse yourself in captivating stories and travel through the pages, while saving for that weekend getaway you’ve been thinking about.
Backyard barbeque season is finally here! Kicking off with the Fourth of July, there’s no better way to celebrate summer than hanging out with friends and family with some deliciously grilled food. Whether you’re gearing up for a relaxing day outdoors or are looking to dress to impress for a fireworks show, Goodwill has you covered when it comes to amazing statement pieces for your outfit.
The summer solstice, or the long-awaited first day of summer, marks a time of warmth, growth, and renewal. As the sun shines brighter and longer, there’s a perfect opportunity to embrace new beginnings in our lives. The arrival of summer can mean so much more than bonus time spent outdoors.
Father’s Day is just around the corner. It’s so close, in fact, that even with expedited shipping, any gift you order online won’t be able to come in time. But! If you haven’t found the perfect gift for a sports loving dad you’ve come to the right place. If your dad is a die-hard sports fan, or specifically, a New York Mets fan like mine, there’s no better way to celebrate than by giving him a thoughtful and unique gift that he can use all year to represent his favorite team. The best part about it? Especially if you live in the same area as your dad’s favorite team, you won’t need to depend on unreliable shipping to get what you need. Instead, check out the second-hand treasures at Goodwill to find the perfect present for dad.
Graduation is a major milestone moment in our lives, bringing one chapter to a close and starting of another. It’s a day full of excitement, joy, and a sense of accomplishment. Years of studying have come to an end, and it is finally time to celebrate – you did it! Graduation should be stress-free so you can focus on all you’ve achieved, and so should selecting the perfect outfit to wear for the big day. With an eye towards sustainability and a little bit of creativity, you’ll be able to find a stylish, budget-friendly outfit that feels like you if you shop second hand at Goodwill.
Rainy summer days don’t need to be spent staring out the window wishing for better weather. Instead, they’re the perfect time to get creative and plan for a time when the sun will come out! There are so many different ways to do this, using the extra time indoors to meal prep for the week, catch up on laundry, clean out that drawer in the kitchen that always seems to be overflowing, but you can never find what you need in there in the moment. One of my favorite rainy day activity treats is to take a trip to my favorite Goodwill store and conduct my own “Price Point Challenge.”
With Memorial Day falling on a Monday this year, the official kick off of summer may seem more like a soft launch. But with a loud outfit that shows your patriotic spirit and self-expression, you can head into a summer full of warm weather, beach days, and barbeques in style. Whether your summer goals are to travel to a new destination, finally make the first move and go on that date you’ve been dreaming of, or to live it up with your friends in your favorite city, these Memorial Day Weekend outfits can be repurposed throughout the coming months and make any occasion special.
As the seasons shift, the urge to clean and make room for new space starts to rise. More than decluttering clothes and that one kitchen junk drawer that’s always too full, there’s a lot to be said about the décor atmosphere in each room of your home. Tackling this corner by corner can help you see your space with a new perspective. You may have thought something was off for a while, but you might not have realized exactly what until you focus in on it. Sometimes, it’s a small shift that can make all the difference.
Mother’s Day is an important day dedicated to celebrating the mothers and mother-figures in our lives. If you find yourself running short on time or budget this year, but still want to show your love and appreciation for your mom, consider thrifting for a unique and thoughtful gift. Thrifted gifts are not only much more budget friendly than retail-priced gifts, but they’re also eco-friendly as they give new life to pre-loved items. Plus, when thrifting at Goodwill, you never know what vintage or designer treasures you might find.