Amazing Goodwill Guest Blogs

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Posted by Sustainable Kayla on Apr 18, 2022 1:41:39 PM

Spring Thrifting for Garden Supplies at Goodwill - Sustainable Kay

By Goodwill Guest Blogger Kayla | IG: @sustainable.kay 

The warmer weather is slowly approaching here in Wisconsin and that means it’s time to get our yard supplies together! There is no better way to spring into the new season than to acquire some new indoor and outdoor plants or get your garden ready. Whether you’re a first-time plant parent or an experienced landscaper, you can certainly find some of the tools and things you need for planting through thrift stores.

Posted by Janette Buffardi on Apr 11, 2022 11:21:34 AM

Top Five Favorite Spring Finds at Goodwill - Janette Buffardi

By Goodwill Guest Blogger Janette Buffardi | IG:

Spring is finally in the air! It has been a brutal winter here in Chicago, so I am ready for nice weather. We have had glimpses of 70-degree days, and it only gets me eager to shop for a new spring outfit. Goodwill is my first stop when I am looking for a refresh to my wardrobe because I know new clothes won’t break the bank.

Posted by Janette Buffardi on Nov 5, 2021 11:54:42 AM

Creating a Beautiful Fall Tablescape Using Thrifted Items - Janette Buffardi

By Goodwill Guest BloggerJanette Buffardi | IG:

Posted by Sustainable Kayla on Oct 28, 2021 8:21:36 AM

How to Get (Sustainably) Cozy for Fall - Sustainable Kay

By Goodwill Guest Blogger Kayla | IG: @sustainable.kay 


Along with so many others, the heart of fall is one of my favorite times of the year. A perfect crisp fall day to me is throwing on a sweater, baking something sweet and spicy, lighting a candle, and cuddling up with a warm drink and some blankets. I usually put up some simple decorations around the house at the beginning of the season, and of course I do it sustainably. I love shopping at Goodwill for seasonal items because it’s affordable, eco-friendly, and you never know what you might find!   


Posted by Gabi Loomis on Oct 20, 2021 9:47:52 AM

Halloween Shopping for the Whole Family at Goodwill

By: Gabi Loomis | IG: @colormesassy 

Halloween shopping for my family is fun, but it can get spendy quickly. Enter Goodwill! We enjoy wearing different costumes every year and love to decorate our house. A shopping trip to Goodwill means we can get creative with our costumes and stock up on decor while keeping our shopping spree budget-friendly.  

Posted by Pamela Kieck on Oct 14, 2021 4:43:23 PM

How to Create a Trendy Halloween Costume at Goodwill

By: Pamela Kieck | IG: @pamelakieck

Spooky season is upon us and that means it’s time to start planning the perfect Halloween costume. What better place to find an affordable, customized Halloween look than Goodwill?! This year I decided to go as a classic - Wednesday Addams. I was able to thrift my ENTIRE look and you can too if you follow my top THREE tips to costume thrifting!

Posted by Janette Buffardi on Sep 24, 2021 8:37:13 AM

Fall Fashion Must-Haves with Goodwill Guest Blogger – Janette


Fall is upon us and there is nothing that I love more than shopping for new clothes! With the change of the seasons, I am looking to refresh my fall wardrobe. I headed over to my favorite local Goodwill Store & Donation Center to start my hunt. 

Posted by Gabi Loomis on Aug 25, 2021 8:47:33 AM

Gabi Loomis: Shopping on a Budget for Back-To-School Items

IG: @colormesassy 

Posted by Pamela Kieck on Aug 18, 2021 10:05:34 AM

Pamela Kieck: Finding Designer Pieces at Goodwill

IG: @pamelakieck  

Posted by Sustainable Kay on Aug 10, 2021 3:31:41 PM

Sustainable Kay: How Thrifting Helps Support a Low Waste Lifestyle

IG: @sustainable.kay