By now many of us have packed our beach bags and hit the pavement on road trips to local water parks or even southern states where most days are sunny and beaches are plenty.

Gathering the family and all of our belongings required for a road trip can be something we save-up for months ahead of time because let’s face it, a summer family vacation can be costly.

Even a last minute outing to the nearest beach or waterpark requires some thrifty thinking…that’s where you can stop into your local Goodwill store and pick up some great swimsuits for the cost of a gas station soda!  Goodwill has so many great finds and even name brands lining their racks. There’s so many gently worn tees and tanks with fun summer patterns for you to check out!

I put together a few swim sets for your boys and girls to consider.



Hawaiian patterned swim trunks (or Board Shorts as they’re referred to on the coast) for boys are always a favorite of mine! The cool thing about them is you can pair them with any colorful T-shirt or graphic tee. Whatever you or your boy decide, he will surely look super-cool in the hot summer sun!

If floral hibiscus patterns are not your young guy’s thing, then shoot for something more subtle like these periwinkle and orange shorts — still summery and carefree, but without a lot of flare.

Both of these swim shorts are the perfect pieces to throw into your beach bag before heading out for a day (or week) of summer fun!

Don’t forget to pick out some button-up collared shirts to add as a throw-over for an extra layer on breezy days like the ones I picked out. Each piece is just $2.48! Now that’s great!

More great summer buys were found in the girl’s aisles.


This pink floral & ruffled one-piece was in excellent condition! Then I spotted these turquoise cotton cargo shorts that complimented it so well, it was meant to be a pairing! So many girls would love this casual/feminine summer look for any hot day at the pool!

Another great find was this rainbow striped full-bodied swimsuit and fuchsia cover-up. Both in great shape and both priced at $2.48 each!

Anyone who happened to shop for kids clothes the day I went in got an extra 30% off their pieces! Where else can you find such cute summer styles in gently worn condition for such an amazing price?!

Worrying about what your kids are going to wear to the pool or beach should be the easiest thing to check off on your to do list! Let Goodwill be at the top of your list and your cash remain at the bottom of your pocket as you stop in for truly unbeatable styles and prices!

Summertime is the best time! Save on cash and spend more on making everlasting memories with your family and friends! Goodwill is here to help you do just that!

Have a happy and safe summer!


~ Monica