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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What Can T-Shirts Tell You about Your Community?

You get them for doing a 5K. You get them at concerts. You get them for applying to credit cards and for supporting a political candidate. You get one on vacation to show off where you’ve been, as well as from the school you just got accepted to to tell everyone where you’re going. T-shirts are like getting a peek into your community’s real identity.

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Look Smart By Saving on Spring’s Biggest Skirt Trend

Key 1960s shapes and silhouettes are appearing on the retail market this spring thanks to popular television shows like Mad Men, and if you’re not shy about showing some leg then the pleated miniskirt trend might be for perfect for you. While big name retailers are charging upwards of $50 for pleated chiffon skirts, the savvy Goodwill® shopper knows that this look can be easily emulated with something pulled right off the thrift store racks.

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Keep Your Home Bright by Decorating with Christmas Lights

As summer approaches, I find myself itching to decorate with twinkle lights! I love the clean and simple look of a string of white lights, and although a lot of people think Christmas when they see these, I think of summer because it is then that I’m looking for every excuse in the world to stay outside among the stars, fireflies and fresh air.

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Five Pinterest DIY Projects You Can Complete with Items from Goodwill®

At Goodwill®, we’re particularly excited about Pinterest since so many of the projects and outfits people are pinning can be easily completed with items that you can find in our stores. Read on to find out about five easy DIY projects we first learned about on Pinterest that you can take on this weekend using items found at Goodwill.

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The Stories Thrift Stores Tell Us

Last summer with the help of Goodwill Industries® and a Kickstarter campaign, I spent 52 days visiting thrift stores across the country in an RV named “HaRVey” for my personal photo project, All Thrifty States. To me, thrift stores are a great way to get to know a community and take the pulse of our nation. In the stuff, I see stories.

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