Three Ideas for Reusing Old T-Shirts

There's nothing like an old T-shirt; it's cozy, comfortable and familiar. But what can you do with T-shirts that are becoming a little worn out or kind of stained? Here are three ideas that can transform your old T-shirt into something new.

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Five Back-to-School Fashion Trends You Can Find at Thrift Stores

One of the hottest summers on record is drawing to a close, and while there are still plenty of warm-weather activities to fuel our fun, it’s also time to start thinking about back-to-school and fall fashions. Top fashion designers are pulling inspiration from a wide range of decades this fall, including the grungy 90s and psychedelic 70s. Here are five of the hottest back-to-school trends that, with a little bit of vision and creativity, can be easily emulated with secondhand clothing found at your local Goodwill® store.

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Mason Jars: The Ultimate DIY Thrift Find

This week many of us here at Goodwill were lucky enough to participate in the Goodwill Summer Conference held in Miami Beach, FL! It gave some of us bloggers a chance to get to know one another in person and to host an event showcasing each of our individual interests! We couldn’t keep the good stuff to ourselves, so I've decided to share with you the six projects that I completed using mason jars for our session.

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Bringing Thrift to the Masses: A New Take on Goodwill®

Take one amazing donated city space, add a cultural phenomenon, mix it with charitable organizations, throw in some spectacular secondhand goods and gently stir. BOOM! What you get is the sweet, sweet taste of Edited, Goodwill of Greater Washington’s three-day pop-up shop that earned rave reviews and temporarily drove hordes of shoppers to Chinatown in downtown DC this week.

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Thrift Store Scarves: The Perfect Outfit Accessory

When you think of vintage style icons like Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor or Grace Kelly what comes to mind? Aside from their timeless beauty and sophistication, there is another factor that they all have in common: the scarf. From atop their heads to around their handbags, it was a rare instance that a beautiful silk scarf was not seen adorning one of these ladies’ outfits in one way or another.

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Thrift Shop Picture Frames Offer Oodles of Decorating Possibilities

When I poke through my local Goodwill® retail stores, I’m often a little sad to see the piles of picture frames that have been donated and are just waiting to find a new home. They once held photographs of family members, collage-d memories or documents of note for an individual or an entire household. This month I set out to find an alternate purpose for some of the members of this picture frame graveyard.

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Feeling Patriotic? Show Your Pride by Shopping at Thrift Stores

Every time July 4 rolls around, I’m reminded of three things: American flag sunglasses, cakes decorated with berries and watching the sky burst with bright, patriotic colors as I nurse my most recent farmer’s tan. It’s also the time of year that reminds me that so much of what I’ve seen in thrift stores are products made in America as well as items that let us display our national pride.

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A Tale of Two Dressers: How to Turn Thrift Furniture into Signature Pieces

With my closets bursting at the seams, I knew that I really needed some more storage for clothing, and I was going to have to be creative about where I was going to put that storage. I headed to my local Goodwill thrift store and, when I found this old buffet and dresser, I fell in love. I measured them and they were perfect. The only problem was they were really beat up.

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Beat the Summer Heat with DIY Cut-Off Jean Shorts

Most of us live in shorts and t-shirts all summer long. After all, who wants to fuss with a complicated outfit when that mercury starts to rise? Novelty shorts are back in fashion, so get a little bit creative and head straight to the pants rack of your nearest Goodwill store to get started.

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Turn Thrifted Office Supplies into Functional Home Decor

The allure of office supplies always sucks me in. There’s so much promise in organizational items, and when I look at blank notebooks, clipboards and pencil boxes, I always feel as though it’s time to get my life organized. Of course, it never turns out as tidy as I think it will, but I’ve found that even a couple of little updates to the home can make me feel instantly different. In this post, I’ll be sharing a few ways that you can alter a clipboard to be appropriate at home as well as the office.

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Four Father’s Day Gifts You Can Make with Goodwill® Finds

This Father's Day, why not depart from the run-of-the-mill gifts you can grab in any superstore and instead give dad a one-of-a-kind present that also gives back to your community? Here at Goodwill®, we've combed the web for the best Father's Day DIY projects you can make with everyday items found on our store shelves.

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Four Father's Day Gifts You Can Make with Goodwill® Finds

This Father's Day, why not depart from the run-of-the-mill gifts you can grab in any superstore and instead give dad a one-of-a-kind present that also gives back to your community? Here at Goodwill®, we've combed the web for the best Father's Day DIY projects you can make with everyday items found on our store shelves.

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