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Living Amazing in 2012 with Goodwill

Back to School Fashion Trends

Posted by Holly Hirsch on Aug 3, 2012 11:30:00 AM

Like all trends in fashion, taking a tip or two here and there is the way to go for some. Others like to put all looks into the mix. That is the genius thing about shopping at Goodwill for back to school clothing and accessories; you can let your kids decide which of the top trends they'd like to look for. After all, you're going to spend only a fraction of regular retail prices, so why not go for the fashion honor roll? Take a look at Fashion Expert Bjorn's top five back to school fashion trends!

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Topics: back to school

What to Donate

Posted by Holly Hirsch on Aug 3, 2012 10:46:00 AM

One of the best parts about heading back to school in the fall is that it's a fresh start! For some of us this means new clothing, or school supplies. But, when you're replacing these items, remember to donate what you no longer need.

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Topics: back to school

Pet Crafts

Posted by Holly Hirsch on Aug 3, 2012 10:33:00 AM

We couldn't call out the 'Dog Days' of summer without giving special attention to the furry friends in our lives! Pamper your pooch (or cat, or reptile, or bird) with a little TLC this month. Here are a few easy-to-do crafts, courtesy of Fashion Expert Bjorn and Martha Stewart, to help you do just that.

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Topics: Dog Days of Summer

Tips to Stay Cool

Posted by Holly Hirsch on Aug 3, 2012 10:28:00 AM

We've already seen some triple digit temperatures this summer, but August is known for them! At Goodwill, we're always striving to provide our customers with quality and value - while we love that you'll stay cool while you shop any of our stores, here are a few tips to stay cool while you're away:

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Topics: Dog Days of Summer

Crafts for Vacation Souvenirs

Posted by Holly Hirsch on Aug 3, 2012 10:20:00 AM

After you get back from your summer vacation, don't let the memories fade by tossing your souvenirs aside. When we find unique ways to display our great finds, they can often become topics of discussion when company is over, and also remind us of the fun we had. Here our some of our favorite ways to display our souvenirs, with the help of Goodwill!

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Topics: Dog Days of Summer

Clutter Facts and Organizing Tips

Posted by Holly Hirsch on Aug 3, 2012 10:16:00 AM

We can all agree that feeling unorganized adds an unnecessary stress to our day, but did you know how much clutter truly affects our day-to-day lives? Courtesy of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), the facts and tips below are great motivators to get yourself started on organizing.

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Topics: Clean Slate

DIY Storage Crafts

Posted by Holly Hirsch on Aug 3, 2012 9:37:00 AM

You've all probably heard the saying, 'A place for everything, and everything in its place.' We can't help but agree; one of the easiest ways to stay organized is to have a designated spot for everything in your home. This makes those quick clean-ups a breeze, because everything has a place to go. Have fun with your storage using these DIY storage ideas from Better Homes & Gardens, that can be completed using items from Goodwill.

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Topics: Clean Slate