Make a Little Thrifted Fabric Go a Long Way

Goodwill® is my all-time favorite place to buy fabrics. Why? With a lot of really unique patterns and colors ranging from brand new to 50 years old or more, and still unused, the selection is remarkable! Plus, you can buy bulk yardage without paying the price for it. At fabric stores, it isn't unheard of to pay nearly $10 a yard, but at Goodwill you can buy six or seven yards for less than $5.

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Goodwill® Stores: Breaking the Thrift Shopping Mold

It’s been a few years since I took a little stroll through the thrift stores of Florida, so a few weeks back on my trip down to the Goodwill Summer Conference, I got a chance to pop in and check out some I locations I hadn’t been to before. I’ve always said, I’d fly back to Florida just to thrift -- and the stores I went to only reinforced that statement. Yes, folks. It's that good.

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Goodwill® Stores: Breaking the Thrift Shopping Mold

It’s been a few years since I took a little stroll through the thrift stores of Florida, so a few weeks back on my trip down to the Goodwill Summer Conference, I got a chance to pop in and check out some I locations I hadn’t been to before. I’ve always said, I’d fly back to Florida just to thrift -- and the stores I went to only reinforced that statement. Yes, folks. It's that good.

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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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