Goodwill NCW Retail Blogs

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

Creating a Cozy Home for Fall

Creating a cozy home for fall with Goodwill NCW (North Central Wisconsin) can be an affordable and therapeutic experience. Shop

7 Ways to Embrace Self-Care at Goodwill NCW

September is National Self-Care Month, a time dedicated to prioritizing our well-being and finding ways to rejuvenate ourselves. While self-care

3 Fall Trends to Thrift

Fall is my favorite season. I love to see the colors change, the smell of pumpkin and apple pie and

Enjoying the Fruits of Your Labor

Goodwill NCW has long been known for its commitment to helping communities and individuals thrive. Beyond its charitable efforts, Goodwill

Coastal Grandmother is the Trend Keeping Us Going Into Fall

There are some sub-trends that are true gems, with staying power that can last a while. While some may have

Gen-Z Approved Outfits for Back to School, Y2K and Street Style Trends

Y2K, the futuristic fashion trend from the late 90s and early 2000s is back, and an identifying factor of Gen

Back-to-School Staples to Shop Goodwill NCW

As the back-to-school season approaches, many parents look for affordable yet stylish options to update their kids’ wardrobes. Shopping your

5 Vintage Trends That Make a Statement

Welcome to the world of timeless fashion, where classic styles are making a comeback in the modern era. Let’s explore

Create A Unique Themed Charcuterie Board

Charcuterie boards are popular these days and are often seen at parties. They’re a fun way to serve appetizers or

4 Summer Vacation Outfits to Make Packing a Breeze

Whether you are staying local this summer or traveling far and wide, your local Goodwill NCW has what you need

How to shop thrift and pack for a road trip

Road trips are as much a summer family tradition as barbecues, fireworks and festivals. Packing up the car, heading out

Hidden Treasures at Goodwill NCW

Treasure hunting   Would you consider yourself a treasure hunter? Are your eyes always peeled, waiting for the next best thing?

Metallic Makeover

If you love the thrill of a good bargain and have an eye for style, this project is for you!

Summer Learning at Goodwill NCW

Boost your summer learning with the affordable educational materials at Goodwill NCW. These resources are perfect for complementing skills and

Fall Wedding on a Budget: Uncover Trending Treasures at Goodwill

Planning a fall wedding doesn’t have to break the bank. With a little creativity and a visit to your local

Stylish Succulents

Succulents are a popular type of plant due to their unique shapes, easy maintenance, and versatility in home décor. Here

Thrifting for the best 4th of July

July 4th is right around the corner, and it is time to start thinking about how you can celebrate in

Why Gen Z Thrives on the Thrill of the Hunt

If you are a regular at secondhand stores, you may have noticed an influx of younger generations shopping thrift. As

3 ideas for upcycled summer totes

Get ready for summer fun! The perfect tote can help you stay organized and bring items home from your summer

5 Thrifty Ways to Enjoy the Summer

When it comes to shopping at your local Goodwill, you never know what interesting items you will find! On your

What to look for when buying a used bike

When buying a used bike, there are a few key things that you should look for to ensure that you

The perks of working at Goodwill NCW

Are you thinking about applying for a position at Goodwill NCW?  Do you like helping people? Do you like seeing

Create an Upcycled Bee Bath

Upcycling thrifted items to create a bee bath is a fantastic way to repurpose old items and provide a safe

Sheer Fashion

The word “sheer” for a fashion trend can be a little intimidating, but don’t worry, we have some great tips

Summer Accessories to Thrift

After a cool winter in Wisconsin, I’m so ready for some heat and sunshine! I’m already getting my summer wardrobe

Personalize your gift with an upcycled scarf

One of the nicest tokens of appreciation that I have ever received was a candle wrapped in an upcycled scarf

Trending fashion for kids in 2023

Keeping your kids on trend doesn’t mean you have to spend a ton of money every year as the styles

Investing in your kitchen is investing in the planet

Investing in quality kitchen items from Goodwill will help keep non-quality items that break easier or wear out fast out

Summertime fun on a budget

Dreaming about summertime already? Summer means good vibes, warm air and outdoor activities. But with all that fun-in-the-sun, our Financial

Upcycled Flower Baskets

Goodwill NCW always has a great variety of baskets waiting for your next upcycled project. For this project, you’ll want

Spring cleaning in 6 easy steps

Spring is officially here! That means opening the windows and letting the fresh air flow. It is also the perfect

Upcycled Chalk Glasses

 Our shelves at Goodwill NCW typically have a wide selection of stemmed glasses. You can create a special experience

3 Easy upcycling ideas for your Goodwill treasures!

How to create your own unique glassware set Try this fun project for any glass pieces you find while thrifting.

Spring trends to thrift

Who’s ready for warmer weather? It’s getting to be that time of the year when I’m ready to move my

Travel in your mind

Your next adventure is waiting! Let Goodwill NCW bring you closer to the travel experiences you crave. Through books, movies

DIY Art Deco Side Table

Updating your space can be fun, easy and affordable! With a little creativity and some basic supplies, you can give

Make your date night as unique as your date

Want to keep your date night plans fresh? Or need new ideas for date nights with your significant other or

How to layer your outfits for winter

When leveling up your wardrobe this winter, consider some of these easy options to keep you warm and fashionable all

Stock your vehicle emergency kit to stay safe

You never know when you will encounter inclement weather or an emergency road closure. Preparing a kit can be a

New year, new style

Hello, 2023! With the new year here, it’s time to chat about new style trends. Fashion Week gave us a

Upcycled game frame

Interested in creating a unique picture frame using thrifted items from Goodwill NCW? Read on for everything you need to

3 tips to make your new-to-you shoes shine

Ready to pick up a cool new-to-you pair of boots or shoes from your local Goodwill NCW store? Before taking

Get fit with thrift

The price tags on fitness gear shouldn’t raise your heart rate; save that for when you exercise. Whether you are

How to make your space zen for 2023

Close your eyes, take a deep breath in and slowly release it. While you release your breath, imagine a peaceful

How to find your ultimate wardrobe while thrifting

Do you ever wonder how some people seem to have such good luck while thrifting? Do you wish you knew

Shop for Winter Fun

There are so many fun activities you can do during winter. Whether you prefer outdoor activities like skiing or indoor

Holiday Outfits to Thrift

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and a wonderful season of style. At your local Goodwill NCW, you

DIY Sweater Ornaments

 Upcycle an old sweater into lovely ornaments – perfect for decorating a tree this holiday season! DIY Sweater Ornaments

3 ways to transform décor from holidays past

There are things about the holiday season that we anticipate with delight, like putting up festive decorations. This season, put

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