12 Months of Thrifting Challenge: December Prompt – Picture Frames

We’re wrapping up this year’s 12 Months of Thrifting challenge with a thrift store favorite: picture frames. Because photo frames are produced and purchased in such large quantities retail, you can always count on finding some at second hand stores. Why we love to thrift frames: 1. Frames are a decor staple. You’ll almost always need at least one picture …

12 Months of Thrifting Challenge: November Prompt – Quirky Finds

We talk a lot about normalizing secondhand shopping for our lives and wardrobes, but we can’t ignore the fact that Goodwill is a fantastic source for all things quirky. From cats to clowns, this month we’re challenging you to thrift something amazingly quirky. Whether you need some ideas for yourself or for a White Elephant party this holiday season, we …

12 Months of Thrifting Challenge: October Prompt – Vintage Kitchenware

Welcome back to the 12 Months of Thrifting Challenge. This month we’re challenging you to thrift vintage kitchenware. Browsing the racks at Goodwill or strolling through a flea market can unlock memories that we may have forgotten over the years – especially when it comes to vintage kitchenware. There’s something special about coming across a set of plates from your …

12 Months of Thrifting: September Prompt – Mirrors

Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who’s the thriftiest one of all? Welcome back to the 12 Months of Thrifting Challenge. This month we’re challenging you to thrift mirrors. Should you thrift mirrors? YES! Here’s why: ● They instantly add a little flare to any space: In addition to being functional pieces in your home, mirrors are a great way to …

12 Months of Thrifting: August Prompt – Furniture

Welcome back to the 12 Months of Thrifting Challenge. This month we’re challenging you to thrift furniture. If the thrift store is the last place you think of checking when you need furniture, think again! From matching sets to one-of-a-kind pieces, thrifting secondhand furniture is a sustainable way to add quality pieces that bring character into your home without breaking …

12 Months of Thrifting: June Prompt – Wall Art

Welcome back to the 12 Months of Thrifting Challenge. This month’s prompt is one of my all-time favorites: wall art. Thrifting wall art is a true thrift adventure. Looking around my house nearly all of my artwork has come from Goodwill. It adds so much character and I enjoy the thrill of hunting for the perfect piece for my home. …

12 Months of Thrifting: May Prompt – Pots & Planters

Planting season is upon us and Goodwill is the perfect place to stock up on this month’s thrift theme for your flowers and plants: pots and planters. Planters might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of thrift stores, but there are so many affordable options readily available at Goodwill at a fraction of retail …

12 Months of Thrifting: March Prompt – Mugs & Glassware

Welcome back to the third prompt of the 12 Months of Thrifting challenge. Last month we focused on thrifting vases and this month we’re thrifting glassware and mugs. Why thrift glassware and mugs? Whether you’re a casual thrifter or collector, Goodwill carries a variety of glassware and mugs in all shapes, colors, sizes, and textures. Classic, vintage, funky or quirky …

12 Months of Thrifting: February Prompt – Vases

Welcome back to the second prompt of the 12 Months of Thrifting challenge. Last month we focused on thrifting storage solutions for our homes and this month we’re thrifting vases. Why thrift vases?Recycling vases is one of the most sustainable things you can do for your home. Places like Goodwill Akron carry a huge variety of vases in all shapes, …