Goodwill NCW Retail Blogs

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

Summer Smoothies: Refresh, Reuse, Rejuvenate with Goodwill NCW

Summer is all about soaking up the sun, enjoying the outdoors, and of course, indulging in delicious, refreshing smoothies! At

Giving a Second Life to Furniture & Home Decor

Just under 10 years ago, my husband and I became first time parents and first-time homeowners a mere three days

Quick and Easy No-Sew DIY: Turn a Thrifted T-Shirt into a Gym Tank

Hello, creative thrifters! Check out this fun and easy DIY gym tank using a thrifted t-shirt from Goodwill NCW. If

Thrift Your Way to Festival Fun with Goodwill NCW

Sure, summer means longer days, afternoons at the pool and nights around the fire pit with friends…but it also means,

Grill Like a Pro with Goodwill NCW: Featuring Mouthwatering Burger Recipes!

Summer is here and that means it’s time for cookouts! Get ready for the grill—or griddle—with these awesome burger recipes!

Baking Sourdough Bread with Finds from Goodwill NCW

Let’s dive into how you can make your own sourdough bread, starting with handy baking tools you can find at

Thrifting for Your Pet at Goodwill NCW

Do you have a pet that you adore and cherish? If so, think about picking up a one-of-a-kind gift for

7 Fun Ideas to Celebrate Goodwill Week

If you didn’t know before, you know now: May 5-11, 2024, is Goodwill Week! Every year during the first full

DIY Plant Stand from Goodwill NCW

It’s is the perfect time to decorate your home and garden, and what better place to start than Goodwill NCW?

How to Organize & Elevate Your Closet

Have you ever opened your closet and thought, “Wow, I have way too much stuff”? Well, organizing your closet can

Embrace the Café in Your Own Home

Cafécore is one of the hottest trends in 2024! With a little help from your local Goodwill NCW (North Central

Upcycle Your Denim: How To Raw Hem Thrifted Jeans

When I thrift, I’m always on the lookout for denim, whether it’s a new-to-me denim jacket or a pre-loved pair

Step Up Your Style: DIY Shoe Makeovers with Goodwill NCW Finds!

Are you ready to walk the walk and talk the talk when it comes to sustainable fashion? Let’s face it,

How to Make a DIY Bag from a T-Shirt: A Sustainable Crafting Guide

Transforming an old t-shirt into a reusable bag is not just a fun DIY project, but it’s also a fantastic

Sustainable Baking: Creating a Sourdough Starter with Goodwill NCW

Starting a sourdough starter with Goodwill NCW from scratch is a wonderfully rewarding journey that not only connects you with

DIY Chicken Wire Picture Frame: A Creative and Versatile Decor Piece

We’re always looking for innovative ways to repurpose and breathe new life into thrifted items. We’re excited to share a

Building a Capsule Wardrobe for Kids

I have three young boys at home, and let’s face it – kids are expensive! The food, the extracurricular activities,

National Pig Day

Did you know that March 1 is National Pig Day? While most people are now looking forward to St. Patrick’s

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

Kitchen Herb Garden

While garden beds across Wisconsin are still sleeping outside, you can start enjoying the flavors of summer early with your

10 Secrets to Shopping Secondhand

Below are 10 creative thrift tips on how to shop Goodwill NCW like a pro! Get a great value and

3 Thrifty Projects to Help Our Feathered Friends this Winter

Winter in Wisconsin is beautiful, however the cold conditions can make it challenging for birds to secure basic needs like

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

Build your Breakfast Table with Goodwill NCW

Do you have a special spot in your heart for breakfast? Make an occasion out of breakfast time by designing

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

6 Holiday Gifts Under $6

Goodwill NCW carries a variety of seasonal new goods, and right now is a great time to pick up little

DIY Holiday Serving Tray

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

3 Steps to Homemade Kombucha

Here’s the 3 steps to homemade kombucha and everything you need to know to get crafty in the kitchen and

Get Thrifty with Candles

Get thrifty with candles and make your own this fall for budget-friendly prices. Homemade candles make great gifts, and they

Get thrifty with Canning

It’s canning season across Wisconsin and we’re excited to roll up our sleeves and get started! Stop into Goodwill NCW

3 DIY Projects to Settle into the Season with Goodwill NCW

A busy summer has wrapped up, and we’re excited to slow things down and settle into the fall season. To

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