Spring Has Sprung! Rejuvenate Your Look with Fresh Finds at Goodwill®

Each new season is a chance for a refresh and, like the world outside that is bursting with buds and blooms, a colorful revamp can rejuvenate your home on the inside, too. With Easter right around the corner, here are some new springtime ideas for your halls, walls and wardrobe, too.

 

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This upside-down wine glass Easter display that I found on Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth’s (TX) Easter Headquarters Pinboard is both brilliant and beautiful. I can’t believe I’ve never thought of this! Functioning now as both a terrarium-type display and a tea-light holder, this thrifted stemware gets a whole new use. It’s darling with Easter grass and candy eggs inside, but I’m also picturing themed arrangements of seashells in the summer, fallen leaves for autumn, and — dare I say it? — tinsel and ornaments when winter rolls around again. It’s lovely as a table centerpiece, but it could also cheerfully greet guests on an entry hall table.

 

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Kimberly from A Night Owl blog did a lovely DIY round-up, too! Her post 10 Spring and Easter Goodwill Projects has so many sunny ideas inspired by this vibrant season. This floral thrifted picture frame display gives a backyard party such a whimsical touch, but can you imagine it inside on a wall, too? What a fun way to brighten up your home for a brunch. I can’t think of a better place to snap a selfie. Click through for more ideas and to get a better look at the floral frame display. Goodwill® is an entrepreneurial leader, environmental pioneer and social innovator in the “reduce, reuse, repurpose” practice, and these reimagined frames are the perfect example of that.

 

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Whether you work hard to stay in style or you’re feeling stuck in a rut, you’ll love these tips from Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina (Greenville)’s blog. Its Spring Fashion: How to Look Luxe on a Budget post has some easy rules that will inspire your shopping, not stifle it. My favorite? Save on clothing, splurge on accessories. Why? To get the most use possible out of a high-priced item, it has to be something you can wear every day this spring. You can only don a cute dress or skirt once a week without raising eyebrows, but a designer bag, shoes or jewelry can be worn again and again.

In the ensemble above, Dulce has thrifted a shirt several sizes too large and belted it as a dress. Grabbing a great deal on clothing items frees up your budget for higher-priced accessories. Of course, don’t forget to check the shoe section as well as under the counter at Goodwill. Designer items get donated all the time, so there’s a chance you could save money by thrifting this whole outfit!

What are your favorite spring home and style insights this season? Do you have any great ideas for Easter decor or bright wardrobe updates? However you choose to celebrate the season, enjoy!

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Customer Appreciation Days!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We would like to say THANK YOU to all of our customers! Because of loyal customers like you, in 2016 Goodwill has been able to provide over 22,000 employment services to people in our community.

Please join us for a 2-day sale! All customers will receive 10% off, and if you are a Goodwill cardholder, you’ll receive 20% off!

During our sale we will be having popcorn, refreshments and we will be doing merchandise credit drawings, goody bags and coloring pages for children.

And don’t forget to also sign up for our big giveaway!

Two lucky winners from each store will receive 20% off for a whole year!

 

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Valentine’s Day at Goodwill

Goodwill is your one stop shop for everything you could possibly need in your house. From electronics to clothing, you’re bound to find the perfect household items in a single store. Not only is Goodwill a great place to shop, it is an adventure every time you walk through the door. You never know what treasures await. If you’re struggling to figure out what to do with your special someone on Valentine’s Day, take them to Goodwill for a day of adventure and fun, without breaking the bank.

Pick out an outfit for your significant other for under $10

This will be a true test of your skills and knowledge to see if you really understand your significant other’s style. Pick each other an outfit to wear for dinner without any guidance from that person. The anticipation building up to the big reveal will lead to lots of fun and wanting peak to see what’s going on with your person. Goodwill has a wide variety of clothing for every personality, you’re sure to find something! Once you have your outfit picked out for one another, stow them away while you get the rest of your supplies for your Valentine’s Day of fun and reveal them right before you check out!

Find your favorite childhood VHS or DVD

Picking out your favorite childhood movie from Goodwill’s wide selection tells a lot about your personality and your childhood. After you have dinner in your hand picked outfits, cuddle up on the couch and watch your favorite childhood movies. Make some popcorn and enjoy each other’s company while reminiscing on old times. Goodwill has a large selection of different movies and you never know what you’ll find. With such a wide variety, it’ll be hard to pick just one! The real question, however, is are you a Disney Princess or Pokémon fan?

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Pick out a gag gift

Everyone loves a good gag gift. You don’t need to limit yourself to a work or family gift exchange to partake in the giving and receiving a hilarious gift. Pick out a gag gift for your significant other for under $5. It can be anything you want it to be, as long as it makes you (and hopefully your significant other) laugh. Goodwill has some great gag gifts. This item will be a great piece of memorabilia for this special Valentine’s Day, so make it as awesome as possible.

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End your trip with a walk through the board games/games section

You’ll feel nostalgic as you walk through this section and see all the games you used to play as a kid.  Pick out your favorite board games, buy them, and play them to end your Valentine’s Day date. Goodwill’s game and toy section will truly bring a sparkle to your eye. You’ll spend hours laughing while playing Hungry, Hungry Hippos and Monopoly.

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Purchase all of your items (clothes, movies, games) and head out to dinner, or even better, buy some plates and utensils at Goodwill and have a home cooked meal! Enjoy your night with your significant other while reminiscing on the old, simpler times and growing up.

If you didn’t know what to do for Valentine’s Day, you certainly do now. Grab your significant other and bring them to your local Goodwill; it’s sure to be a Valentine’s Day you’ll never forget.

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#ThriftyThursday- Name Brand Deals

Buying Name Brand clothes without the Name Brand Price

Once a week I like to pop my head into Goodwill’s retail store at 72nd and Ames.   I am usually looking for kids’ clothes and furniture that I can’t live without.   I try to be very selective with what I purchase, so sometimes I walk out without buying anything.   This was not the case last week though!

To my delight, I was able to find a whole bunch of baby Gap clothes.

I snagged a red sweater and legging jeans ($1.59 each) for my daughter and a corduroy jacket for my son ($2.99). All perfect for the upcoming fall season.

I also picked up a pair of green jean shorts and an adorable pink dress with fish for next summer ($1.59 each).

In total, I spent a fraction of the cost – $9.35 – on five pairs of adorable baby Gap clothes. Thank you Goodwill!

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