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It’s a Perfect Time to Get Handy, Dandy!

the-box solutions to household problems gives me a next-level feeling of accomplishment. We all have those little projects around the house that aren’t huge or all that hard, but fixing those minor annoyances can make a big difference in daily life. I had three little projects that needed addressing but always got put off. A headboard banging against a wall at the slightest touch, a kitchen trash can that was too far away to be convenient, and a scuffed wall that needed touching up.

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DIY It: Weird Projects to Pass the Time

I don’t know about you, but with extra time on my hands, my creativity has really come in handy to maintain a sense of normalcy for myself and my family. I’m always on the lookout for things I can repurpose rather than throw out, so I’ve spent more time than usual searching for projects I can do to keep it weird in my house.

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Why Creativity Could Be the Distraction You Need Right Now

These are trying times, but one thing that can help get you through each day is tapping into your creativity. Whether you break out an old coloring book, read the books in your home or try your hand at something new, creative pursuits can remind you that there is more to the mundane situation you are currently living in.

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Tips for Storing Donations

While your overwhelming generosity has made it necessary for many local Goodwill organizations to temporarily suspend accepting donations, we know you may still be inspired to clear out while we’re all practicing social distancing. Check out these few tips for storing up your donations while you wait for donation centers to reopen in your area.

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Mom Hack: Teach Your Kids about the Power of Donating (With a Craft)

Even with most Goodwill® donation doors temporarily closed, we know that donating is important for so many reasons. This is the perfect time to teach kids about the importance of donations and get them involved in spring cleaning.

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Patio Paradise

It’s patio season, thrifty friends! I get excited about it every year and go all out. The mind movies I have about patio season are one of the few ways I’m able to make it through the hard New England winters.

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3 Ways to Upgrade Your Summer Travel Wardrobe at Goodwill®

As summer swiftly approaches, there are a few items to scour the racks of your favorite Goodwill store for.

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DIY ‘Zombie Cooler’

Celebrate Halloween and #ZombieWeek by creating a DIY ‘Zombie Cooler’. Give your thrift find a spooky upgrade in just a few steps!

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3 Vintage Costume Themes to Look for This Halloween

As well as being fun, shopping for vintage looks can bring you an authentic costume for Halloween made up of truly unique pieces to integrate into your regular wardrobe during the other 364 days of the year. Here are three vintage costume ideas to inspire your shopping this fall.

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DIY Zombie Target Game

Need a fun and easy game to play with the kids this Halloween? Make your own "Zombie Target Game" with a thrifted frame and a little help from Goodwill!

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DIY Cross-Stitched Skull Tee-Shirt

Raise your hand if you’re too busy to build an elaborate Halloween costume this year (I know I am)! Or maybe you did have time to put together one great ensemble, but you’ve got multiple events on your calendar and can’t re-wear the same thing. Don’t worry—we’re ready to help! Here’s one quick and easy nod to All Hallows’ Eve that could be a festive fit for work or school: A cross-stitched skull tee-shirt.

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Easy DIY Amulet for Halloween

“…By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes!” It’s almost October which means that ghouls and goblins are stirring about, plotting their approach. Whether the costume you’re planning needs a little extra protection or you just love that witchy look, we’re here today to inspire a little creativity in the form of an alluring charm.

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