Goodwill NCW Retail Blogs

Let Goodwill NCW retail blogs inspire you with the latest thrift trends, DIY project ideas and more.

Styling boots with a thrifted twist

These boots are made for walkin’! As the weather gets colder, boots become my favorite style staple. They provide the

Give the gift of a bright future

This season of giving, discover four ways to support Goodwill NCW and give bright futures to individuals who have a

4 homemade holiday gifts made easy

Have you thought about making your own gifts for the holidays this year? Making gifts can save you time and

6 ways to save during the holidays

It’s easy to get caught up in the holiday spirit, overspend and lose track of how much money you’re putting

DIY Colorful Frames

 Looking for a great way to repurpose thrifted frames? These DIY colorful frames can spruce up décor at home,

8 tips on shopping thrift for beginners

Thrifting is a popular way to shop. Of course it is! Not only is thrifting a fun way to find

How to Host an Around the World Party

Goodwill NCW is full of gently-used, one-of-a-kind items, and this makes it the perfect place to explore new hobbies, interests

Thrifted artificial Christmas trees are real deal at Goodwill

This time of year, it’s like our very own festival of trees in our Goodwill NCW stores. Come check out

Budget-friendly looks for the new professional

Your work wardrobe doesn’t need to be expensive to look posh. Your local Goodwill NCW stores have a variety of

It’s a colorful world for tween reusable bag design winner

Nothing is black and white for 10-year-old Sidonie. Instead, life is a beautiful blend of every color imaginable. “I really

4 DIY costumes from ‘Encanto’

I know it sounds a bit fantastical and magical, but the 2021 release of “Encanto” still has a tight grip

DIY poofy pumpkins

 Sweater weather is the perfect time to DIY these simple poofy pumpkins to add to your fall home décor.

How to shop thrift for vintage clothes

Vintageween — when the Halloween racks roll out at Goodwill featuring unique vintage pieces among the costumes — is my

4 outfit ideas for fall

It’s sweater weather time! Personally, I adore the fall season. I love to see the leaves change colors, go apple

How reusable bags help combat the plastic issue

Plastic bags have made life convenient, and we hardly know life without them. Many households have found creative ways to

Stocking your RV for snowbird season

Snowbird season used to be almost exclusively for retirees or seniors, but people of any age are now flocking to

DIY flannel rag garland

Looking for a great way to repurpose thrifted flannel shirts or scarves? Why not use them to decorate your home,

5 back-to-college essentials to thrift

With the fall semester quickly approaching, it is time to get organized and prepared for life on campus. I always

How to create a reusable bag habit

Are you ready to do something good for the planet that keeps plastic bags out of the landfill? Here are

DIY shabby chic pillow

 Shabby chic home décor is back on trend. Bring life into your space with a fun upcycle DIY shabby

How to maximize your school budget

School supplies and clothes for the upcoming school year can add up quickly! According to the National Retail Federation, families

3 thrifty projects to get the kids ready for back to school

While there’s still plenty of summer left to enjoy, we’ve got three thrifty projects for back to school you can

Easy Breezy Dresses for Summer

When I don’t know what to wear on a summer day, I always can depend on a cute dress. It’s

DIY Picnic Mason Jars

 Looking for a cute, fun way to display utensils for an event or outdoor picnic this summer? We have

6 thrifting tips for dorm or first apartment

Whether you’re moving into a dorm or your first apartment, Goodwill has some budget-friendly finds you won’t want to miss.

10 ways to use sheets this summer

For all those times we hoped summer would come again, it’s finally here! Plan some time to enjoy what this

Thrifty ways to build a backyard oasis

Creating your dream backyard shouldn’t break the bank. With a few of these ideas, you can have an outdoor space

4 thrifted concert looks

It’s finally that time of the year — concert and festival season! While securing tickets ahead of showtime is important,

DIY floral mirror

 This DIY floral mirror is an easy way to take a thrifted mirror and turn it into something completely

Men’s summer fashions 2022

We love where men’s fashion is heading as the weather warms up because it seems like many of this summer’s

4 ways to style graphic tees

On a recent thrift trip to Goodwill, I scored my new favorite graphic T-shirt. It’s a 2014 Country USA festival

5 summer fashion trends to thrift

Is there anything more exciting than the anticipation of summer and warm-weather, easy, breezy styles? We think not. After an

5 thrifty ways to enjoy the outdoors

Fresh air, sun, trees. Enjoy the outdoors and everything from camping and cookouts to festivals and fishing with finds from

Rib Mountain Goodwill treasure hits close to home

A dedicated Goodwill shopper’s treasure and unexpected find hits close to home and is an especially meaningful one for its

DIY embroidery to personalize thrifted clothes

 First, head to your local Goodwill thrift store to pick out some solid-colored clothing pieces to embellish, like sweatshirts,

DIY garden art

 Looking for a fun way to spruce up your garden this season? Try creating your own DIY garden art

3 tips to incorporate fresh flowers into your home spaces

Spring brings us wonderful gifts to enjoy and attunes us to the rhythms of nature. How cool is it that

DIY rag-tie wreath

 DIY Rag-tie Wreath Project Steps Create a colorful DIY rag-tie wreath for any season or occasion with a few

5 steps to get your garage summer ready

Your garage is supposed to be a home for your car, but often our vehicles are the last thing that

How to style athletic wear outside of the gym

You don’t have to give up comfort to be stylish. In fact, basic athletic wear pieces like sports bras, tank

Start spring cleaning with these decluttering tips

According to decluttering and downsizing expert Matt Paxton, our stuff holds us back, but we hold on to the stuff.

DIY earthenware vase

 DIY Earthenware Vase Project Steps This DIY earthenware vase look is an easy way to take a plain thrifted

5 spring cleaning ideas to declutter your home and mind

It might not feel like spring yet, but many of us want to get our homes and minds as clear

10 spring fashion 2022 trends

After a cold and snowy winter where layering and bundling up are the fashion musts for the moment, we’re especially

3 DIY ideas to welcome spring

Life just feels lighter and livelier when the sun is shining and the birds are chirping. Celebrate the coming spring

DIY pompom baskets

 Add some fun flair to your organizational efforts with these fun DIY pompom baskets! DIY Pompom Baskets Project Steps

6 travel items to thrift to save you money

After months of freezing temperatures, snowy weather and bundling in layers before going outside, it’s time for warmth and beaches.

Fashionista: Warm and cozy for remaining days of winter

Are you in need of a winter refresh for the remaining days of the season? Well, there is no better

Thrifted statement pieces for special occasions

Winning looks often start with a winning outfit that grabs all the attention while secondary components like hairstyle, nail color

Fashionista: Fringe tops fashion trends for 2022

As a Goodwill fashionista, I’m all about keeping up with what is current and hitting the runways for 2022, and