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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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Put a Thrift Shop Spin on Spring's Pastel Trend

Fashion designers Phillip Lim, Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Diane von Furstenberg, Giambattista Valli and Louis Vuitton all showed variations of the pastel trend in their spring 2012 runway shows. Fortunately, any time that the designers are pushing a trend with a vintage spin, you can save hundreds by recreating the trend with clothing found at your local Goodwill®.

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Put a Thrift Shop Spin on Spring’s Pastel Trend

Fashion designers Phillip Lim, Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Diane von Furstenberg, Giambattista Valli and Louis Vuitton all showed variations of the pastel trend in their spring 2012 runway shows. Fortunately, any time that the designers are pushing a trend with a vintage spin, you can save hundreds by recreating the trend with clothing found at your local Goodwill®.

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Decorate Your Home with Used Books from Goodwill®

Whether or not you’re a bibliophile, Goodwill® has just the book for you. With a wide and ever-growing selection, the book section of your local store will not only be an excellent place to browse if you like to read, but also if you need to touch up your home decor. Read on to see how I've used books in various ways to decorate my apartment, as well as a DIY project for turning a gently loved book into a secret hiding place.

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