12 Months of Thrifting Challenge

Welcome back to the 6th edition of the 12 Months of Thrifting Challenge. If you’re just joining us, this challenge is designed to help you build a home or wardrobe of thrifted essentials, month by month.

Here’s a quick recap of past challenges:

  • 12 Months of Thrifting: Wardrobe Staples
  • 12 Months of Thrifting: The Essentials 2.0
  • 12 Months of Thrifting: Dash of Thrift
  • 12 Months of Thrifting: Kids Edition
  • 12 Months of Thrifting: Home Goods

How to join the challenge:

  • For each month in 2022, use the schedule to shop for a specific prompt at Goodwill. Already have these items at home? Use what you have.
  • Listen to the Dina’s Days podcast, read the blog, or check IG and Facebook each month for reminders and inspiration from the thrift community.
  • Share your finds with us on social using #12MonthsofThrifting

Here’s a rundown of this year’s prompts:

  • January: Thrift something useful
  • February: Thrift a Valentine’s Day gift or Valentine’s Day decor
  • March: Thrift a look for less
  • April: Thrift something to upcycle or DIY
  • May: Thrift something from your favorite decade
  • June: Thrift a color of the rainbow
  • July: Thrift something off-season
  • August: Thrift something that reminds you of your childhood
  • September: Thrift something inspired by your favorite show, movie, or book
  • October: Thrift something out of your comfort zone
  • November: Thrift a home decor look for less
  • December: Thrift a gift

Quick Tips:

  • Use this schedule as an inspirational tool and not as a strict guide
  • Don’t feel pressured to buy something you don’t want to buy
  • Add these items to a running thrift list and don’t give up because you couldn’t find something right away
  • Shop your home if you already own these items
  • Explore different ways to use secondhand items (online, borrow, swaps, locally,) but don’t buy something you don’t love
  • Relax and have fun

Hope you’ll join us! Happy New Year!