Goodwill NCW Retail Blogs

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

Get your garden ready with thrift-store finds and sustainable practices

Spring is a season of renewal, not only for our homes but also for our gardens. We clean our houses

Thrifty Finds for Comfortable Airport Style at Goodwill NCW

Traveling can be a hectic experience, but dressing comfortably doesn’t have to add to the stress. Goodwill NCW is your

Behind the scenes at Goodwill NCW: How we process donations

You drive up to the donation door at Goodwill NCW, pop your trunk and hand off a box, bag or

7 Thrifted Electronic Treasures to lookout for

Goodwill, renowned for its affordable and unexpected finds, isn’t just a haven for fashion enthusiasts or breaking down barriers to

DIY Date Night Jar: A Unique Gift from Goodwill NCW

Looking for a thoughtful and creative gift idea? Why not make a DIY Date Night Jar using items from Goodwill

Unearthing Sweet Surprises: Transforming a Goodwill Find into a Valentine’s Delight

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, let’s embark on a heartwarming journey of creativity and repurposing. ? Imagine discovering a

2024 Fashion Guide

With the new year rolling in, it’s time to refresh your style, and what better way to do it than

Simmer Up a Storm with Thrifty Finds – 3 Easy Soup Recipes

Are you looking for budget-friendly ways to enjoy hearty and delicious soups during the chilly winter months? Goodwill NCW has

3 Rare and Expensive Thrift Store Finds

Finding valuable items at Goodwill NCW isn’t impossible; you just have to know where to look. Hopefully, this mini-list will

3 creative ways to gift with gift cards

Do you sometimes struggle to come up with gift ideas for people you love because you don’t want to get

3 Holiday Happiness Recipes with a Punch Bowl

The holiday season is upon us, and that means it’s time to gather with loved ones and celebrate. Whether you’re

DIY Holiday Serving Tray

Welcome to another fun DIY project from Goodwill NCW! With a little spray paint and some creative stenciling, you can

Deck the Halls with 11 Unique Holiday Tree Themes

The holiday season is here, and it’s time to deck the halls! While traditional red and green decorations have their

Simplify Your Holiday Season with Secondhand

People often think of the holiday season as a time of joy, but it can also be a time of

Thrifty Tips on How to Prepare for a Cozy Winter

As the icy winds sweep across Wisconsin, it’s time to cozy up and prepare for the winter months. Goodwill NCW

Simplify Your Life with Goodwill NCW: Declutter and Organize Your Home

I find myself inspired by the many shows and other media outlets about organizing your space and bringing peace to

Goodwill NCW’s Secondhand Holiday Shopping Guide: Tips for Thoughtful Gifting

As the holiday season draws near, the search for meaningful and unique gifts takes center stage. This year, why not

Styling Layers & Outerwear

‘Tis the season to bundle up and get cozy by shopping at Goodwill NCW. With layers and warm accessories, you

Upcycled lamp

Are you ready to transform a thrifted lamp into a unique masterpiece? In this step-by-step DIY tutorial, we’ll show you

5 Fun & Festive Holiday Décor Ideas

As you embrace the holiday spirit and look to transform your home into a festive wonderland, Goodwill NCW is your

Saving on Secondhand with Maddie

When it comes to saving money while shopping, secondhand is the way to go, spanning from clothing, furniture, household goods,

7 Fabulously Flannel-Inspired Costume Concepts

As Halloween draws near, the appeal of cool, creepy and pop culture costume inspiration comes alive. The key to unique

5 DIY Classic Costumes with Goodwill NCW

We’re about to spill the cauldron on how to whip up classic costumes with a twist using awesome thrifted finds

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

It has become as important as ever to prioritize our well-being and find ways to rejuvenate ourselves. While self-care is

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