Spring 2017 Closet Cleaning Guide

Spring is here, so it’s time to refresh your closet to reflect 2017’s fashion favorites! In today’s guide, we’ll identify two styles that are over (and safe to donate!) plus one easy and enduring trend that works for every body type and is currently enjoying another moment on the runway.

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Plan an Oscars Party with Goodwill®

Roll out the red carpet, it’s almost time for the Oscars! The 89th Academy Awards Ceremony is just over a week away, so there’s still time to pull together a party if you’re ready to relive your favorite cinematic moments from the past year in the company of your other movie-loving friends. Just set the

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Turn Up the Texture

If there’s one shopping tip that will successfully lead you to exciting purchases no matter what you seek, it’s this: try new textures! This goes for fashion, home decor, and—hey, even grocery shopping! As shoppers, we tend to play it safe by sticking with the things that are comfortable for us. But life is about taking chances and adding some new fabrics and feelings to your home and closet is a safe way to try new things.

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Add Some Greenery to Your Life

Every year, designers and stylists eager for a fresh take on what’s fashionable excitedly await the announcement of the Pantone color of the year. For 2017, the zesty hue Greenery—nature’s signature pigment which symbolizes a new start—is taking center stage and will influence decor and dressing alike for the next several seasons. To whet your appetite for the year ahead, here are just a few ways we’ve seen this statement color on Goodwill® finds in the past!

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Build Your Own Custom Dream Closet

Who says you can’t be head over heels for everything in your closet? With the new year upon us, many people are cleaning out their closets and starting fresh. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to jump on board, too! And the best part? It doesn’t have to be expensive or a pain in the neck if employ a little organization and planning. A few months ago, we shared a post about curating a capsule wardrobe—a super simplified closet with a very limited number of neutral basics. Today’s post is for all of you who read that and thought “Yeah…awesome idea, but I’m not quite there yet.” If you want to give your closet that kind of careful attention and still need a little more variety, here are some tips for building your own custom dream closet.

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Va-Va-Voom! Why Shopping at Goodwill® is a Plus-Size Win

If you thrive on thrifting then you probably already know this, but it still feels worth noting: second hand stores are where every person’s wildest dreams can come true (especially sartorial ones)! Shopping for your body type can be super challenging, especially if you tend to love the styles that a certain brand provides, but their sizing is too limited. If you’re plus-size, though, don’t feel bound to that boring strip mall store. Your curves are begging you for a trip to Goodwill!

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3 Tips to Spread Holiday Cheer

When it comes to holiday cheer, the people around us will vary from one end of the spectrum (i.e. Buddy the elf) to the other (the Grinch before he discovers the real meaning of Christmas). As we go about our lives at home, at work, and anywhere else our routine takes us between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, we ourselves may even drift between delight from the tinkling of sleigh bells and misery when that one. annoying. song. comes on the radio yet again. So today I wanted to mention three quick tips that will help you get the most out of the upcoming season by enjoying its generous spirit and spreading holiday cheer.

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Design Classics Await at Goodwill®

Some things never change—and for good reason! When a design is neutral enough to compliment a wide array of lifestyles and personality types, but unique enough to not just blend in, that perfect element won’t soon go out of style. Today, let’s celebrate some of the greatest designs of all time the same way we celebrate everything else… by thrifting, of course!

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Leave Your Mark (Part 2): Ideas for Updating Thrifted Items with a Sharpie

Last winter we had tons of fun exploring the different delights you can doodle on with Sharpies, everything from dishware to baby onesies, but – to my surprise – the more I browse the internet, the more brilliant permanent marker DIY ideas I find! So I thought it was about time that we revisit this remarkable tool and all of the customization possibilities it offers to thrifty Goodwill® shoppers!

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On The Prowl for Wild Finds? Try Goodwill®!

I don’t think I’ve ever met a person who wasn’t absolutely charmed by at least one particular species of animal. Some identify as “cat people”, some as “dog people”, but most individuals seem to go gaga for basically any furry animal. Other critters, too, manage to fly, swim, or scamper into the hearts of humans without a whole lot of effort. There’s just some innate connection we feel with the other members of the animal kingdom that makes us want to include them in our lives. Today I want to celebrate that friendship, and what better way than by sharing some incredible Goodwill finds?

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