Amazing Goodwill Guest Blogs

Amazing Goodwill Guest Blogs is happy to share the unique viewpoints, talents and creations of those who support our mission and love to shop our stores! If you have an idea, project or something you'd like to share with us for a possible guest post, please email it to

Posted by Goodwill Guest Blogger on Jul 10, 2020 2:51:31 PM

6 Tips to Stay Safe While Shopping

The COVID-19 pandemic affected many aspects of our lives, including how we shop.

Posted by Goodwill Guest Blogger on Jul 2, 2020 1:54:33 PM

8 Things You Need For Summer Patio Season

Some call it summer, some call it patio season. Whatever you want to call it, we can all agree it’s prime time to take advantage of the outdoors with loved ones.

Posted by Goodwill Guest Blogger on Jul 1, 2020 4:07:25 PM

Festive Designs for Your Independence Day Celebration

With Independence Day right around the corner, you may be looking for new and exciting ways to celebrate.

Posted by Goodwill Guest Blogger on Feb 20, 2020 3:49:51 PM

Spread Love This February

Hello, I'm Riva Treasure, a Milwaukee-based fashion and lifestyle blogger who likes to share my unique style and lifestyle with my What Riva Wore followers.

When I'm not designing and implementing strategic marketing plans for my clients at my day job or inspiring my blog followers to go ahead and pair a $20 blouse with an '80’s inspired neon puffer jacket, you can find me teaching Irish dance or helping my husband renovate our 1911 farmhouse.

I also like to frequent Goodwill stores at least once a week, so if you haven't seen me, you'll probably bump into me one of these days! And I'm very excited to be featured as a Goodwill guest blogger.

Posted by Goodwill Guest Blogger on Feb 10, 2020 3:17:01 PM

15 Ways to Find Great Deals on Clothes You’ll Love

Hi! I’m Amanda Press. I’m a lifelong thrift shopper, one-time costume designer and current upcycler and reseller. Throughout this year I’ll help you build a chic, sustainable wardrobe on a budget! We’ll talk about how to find your style, how to find high-quality pieces second-hand, and how to build a wardrobe that works for you! My goal is to make sure you can quickly get out the door feeling cute and confident, all while saving money and saving the planet. Here are 15 tips to get you started on your recycled wardrobe journey!

Posted by Goodwill Guest Blogger on Jun 21, 2018 4:17:23 PM

Q & A with Crystal L. - Goodwill's 2018 Ultimate Upcycling Contest Winner

1. What was behind your inspiration for the portable make-up vanity?

I've always wanted one. Since I was a little girl. I've become more and more interested in makeup, and applying it, to the point that I've joined groups on Facebook and watch tutorials. These women, all of them have one, and they're gorgeous, but my room just doesn't have the space. Plus they're expensive. So when I saw the chest, it was like bingo, here's my vanity!

Posted by Goodwill Guest Blogger on May 8, 2018 3:29:33 PM

Boho Elegant Themed Wedding Using Upcycled Items from Goodwill!

By Teri Peterson

What is the date and theme for your wedding and how did you come up with inspiration for it?

The date of the wedding is May 19, 2018.

The inspiration for a “Boho Elegant” themed wedding began with my desire to express myself as an artist, the love of hunting for exceptional items, and the challenge to host a smashingly beautiful wedding on a budget.
Posted by Goodwill Guest Blogger on Feb 2, 2017 3:48:52 PM

Goodwill Shoe Haul

By Laura Fox, The Fashionable Fox

HOLY MOLY! The Fashionable Fox hit the ultimate jackpot this month at my local Goodwill.

It was just like any other day... I was strolling the aisles when I came across a basket FULL of brand new shoes from Target! Is this real life?!

As with anything at a thrift/resale store, you pray to the shopping gods that it's your size, and lucky for me, the bulk of these shoes were in my 8-9 shoe size range. WAHOO!

Posted by Goodwill Guest Blogger on Nov 22, 2016 2:01:00 PM

Recycled Beverage Coasters

By Nicole Rogers Schmirler

With the fall season upon us, I naturally think of Christmas gifts for family, friends and colleagues. An all-out gift-giving frenzy is not my style. Nope. I’m centered on one-of-a-kind AND cost-effective presents. My 2016 agenda is protecting my home’s surfaces using recycled materials that flash style—beverage coasters! The good news is Goodwill has just about everything I need, literally.