12 Months of Thrifting: July Prompt – Holiday & Seasonal Items

Welcome back to the 12 Months of Thrifting Challenge. This month’s thrift theme is holiday and seasonal decor. Yep, you read that correctly, in July! Thrifting holiday and seasonal decor off-season is one of our favorite thrift tips. While most shoppers are browsing items for spring and summer, you’ll practically have the fall and winter holiday department to yourself! Take …

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, …

12 Months of Thrifting: January Prompt – Storage Solutions

We’re kicking off the 12 Months of Thrifting challenge in January with what might seem like an obvious one for the beginning of the year: storage solutions. However, many people don’t think to head to Goodwill for storage solutions when they’re organizing or decluttering their homes. Goodwill has so many creative and low cost options for storage and organization solutions …

12 Months of Thrifting Challenge Introduction

Welcome back to the 5th 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: …

12 Months of Thrifting: December Prompt – Embellishments

We’re wrapping up this year’s 12 Months of Thrifting Challenge with one of my favorite themes: embellishments, sparkle, and shine. Although we’re focusing on thrifting embellished items in December, you can shop and style this theme year round. From vintage to new, I can always count on finding beads, sequins, and sparkle at Goodwill. Before we break down some ways …

12 Months of Thrifting Challenge: October Prompt – Plaid

Ah, October: spooky season, sweater weather, and the perfect time to start incorporating fall plaids into your outfits. Like everything else on our 12 Months of Thrifting list, plaid is both a wardrobe and thrift store staple.  Plaid is such a versatile heritage pattern with deep Scottish roots. From preppy to punk, plaid has made it to every corner of …