3-D Framed Ghost DIY

Sure ghosts are easy to make – trace your foot and turn it upside down (grade-school craft project.)  But what about making a 3D version?  One of our in-house DIYers made this super simple, only slightly messy 3D framed ghost from some everyday items found at Goodwill. Supplies: – Plastic doll (ideally with a head…

July 4th Savings!

July 4th is fun occasion to celebrate – in style! Who doesn’t love a red, white and blue combination? We searched Goodwills in Tacoma and Federal Way to find amazing pieces you can add to any picnic or outdoor party! PLUS save 50% off ALL donated items on July 4th! Scroll to check out tips…

Dale’s Success Story

“I’m so inspired that I want to inspire others, so they feel the excitement that Goodwill really does change lives.” For most of his career, Dale Garcia proudly worked in the transportation industry until a severe injury left him out of work for more than two years. “I worried about how I would provide for…

Upcycled Pot

Step 1 – Find Your Pot We found this ceramic pot for $2.99 at our local Goodwill. Lucky for us, all green tags were 50% off and we got it for only $1.50! Not completely in love with the color – so we grabbed some supplies and gave this pot a new look. Step 2…

DIY Easter Basket

Putting together an Easter basket can be a fun way to get creative and incorporate all of their favorite things! Goodwill is a great place to shop for toys, games, and treats to fill any Easter basket! We’ve collected some baskets from our local Goodwill in Tacoma, WA so you can get a look at…

Jaci’s Success Story

Jaci Sweet loved her job in the home health nursing field but was ultimately let go because the position demanded technical competencies that she did not possess. “I didn’t have the computer skills I needed to work behind a desk and do the managerial side of the position,” Jaci reflected. To learn what she needed…

Planting Season

Get your plants growing – inside! Pots can be expensive, but Goodwill has tons of unique containers that will help you bring greenery indoors. We shopped around at our 38th street location for the perfect plant homes, scroll down and get some spring inspiration! Tool Shop And don’t forget your tools! Many of our local…

Dressing Professionally – On a Budget

Guest Thrifter Shara Gordon @styledbyshara gives key tips to maximizing your wardrobe using thrifted pieces. This project was a collaboration with Jasmine Jackson @jay_upgrades.All photography was shot by Gerry Gordon @gordonnoir. Thrifting can be an affordable means to elevate your professional wardrobe. Here are some tips and tricks you can use, that may help in…

Valentine’s Day

Whether you’re treating yourself or someone you love – we have everything you need! We strolled through the aisles at our local Tacoma thrift stores and found these great items to make the day special! 1. Bake Something Sweet Turn a favorite baked good into a heart shaped masterpiece -OR- fill a heart shaped ramekin…

Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

Every year you start fresh with big ideas to make changes in your life that will stick and we’re here to help! We’ve gathered the top 5 new year’s resolutions and common items in our local Goodwill that will help you achieve your goals. Get your new year off to a great start at Goodwill!…