It’s time to start planning your Halloween costume and Goodwill Industries of New Mexico has everything you need to get started. At Goodwill’s thrift stores, you can find a variety of items to help your creative juices flow and come up with a unique costume for all of your Halloween festivities. You will also find items to decorate your house or front yard to attract more trick-or-treating zombies, ghost, and goblins. Whatever your Halloween needs are, you’ll be sure to find something to spice up your spooky holiday.
Grab your kids and head to local Goodwill store to find accessories and clothing to dress up them up as their favorite cartoon character or hero. Find clothing or material at Goodwill to easily transform into a cape, or add a striking piece of costume jewelry to your child’s princess attire. Give your kid’s the costume they desire without breaking the bank.
Transform into the most talked about couple at the Halloween party this fall, whether it be Barbie and Ken, Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf, or Peter Pan and Wendy. Goodwill has your flowing dresses for Wendy, a little red dress for Little Red Riding Hood and even a blonde wig to complete your Barbie costume. Don’t forget about your costume partner in crime! Goodwill has sports jackets for Ken, green pants for Peter, and fur coats for the Big Bad Wolf.
Plan a group costume and get the whole family involved! Whether you want to dress up as Cruella de Vil and her Dalmatians, Gru and his Minions, or a menagerie of your favorite animals, Goodwill has lots of items to choose from to make your costume one to remember.
And last but certainly not least! Check out Goodwill’s “Goodwill Halloween” Pinterest board for makeup tips, DIY accessories and costume ideas using items all found at Goodwill. Transform into your own secret identity for the scariest night of the year! Visit a Goodwill near you today!
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Back-To-School season is here! Shop smart and save big at Goodwill! Your kids will be hitting the books and ruling the playground in style without you breaking the bank.
We're recreated these 3 Back-To-School looks using only items found at your local Goodwill stores. (In fact, the ensembles were found in less than an hour at one Goodwill location!) Recreate your favorite Back-To-School looks at a fraction of the price at Goodwill. Happy thrifting!
About The Author
Alexis loves the thrill of the thrifting hunt and enjoys finding the latest trends at a fraction of the price. She has been the Marketing Coordinator with Goodwill Industries of New Mexico since 2012 and is excited to spread the word about the many benefits of thrifting to younger generations.
Making a consistent side income by flipping fabulous Goodwill finds is surprisingly easy - if you know what you're looking for. With the abundance of websites like eBay, Amazon, and even Etsy for vintage treasures, you stand the chance to make plenty of extra cash just by doing just a little extra shopping. Sound too good to be true? It really isn't! If hitting up thrift stores around New Mexico is already a hobby, you can easily resell key items and put that little bit of profit toward your bills, a vacation, or maybe even your next shopping spree! Here we've compiled the basics to get you started on your new adventures flipping Goodwill finds.
As you shop, keep in mind that not all thrift stores are created equal. Some thrift shops offer up everything but the kitchen sink, while others have a curated selection of goods with a big price tag. If you're looking to cruise the aisles for low-priced clothing items, functional electronics, and tons of unique furniture and accessories, try the various Goodwill locations in your area. Since Goodwill is once of the biggest thrift stores in the nation, it offers an ever-changing selection at budget prices.
If you want to resell your finds on sites like eBay, it is wise to do a little bit of “market research” before you make your next thrift store run. Take a careful look at what seems to be selling on sites like this. Some frequently found items at Goodwill that can fetch a high resell value include books (think college textbooks!), brand name clothing (hello, North Face!), and vintage and sterling silver dishware. When it comes to clothing, keep in mind that the season can influence the price you're able to fetch, so you might not want to list those designer sandals on eBay in December.
As you endeavor to flip key items from local thrift stores, keep an eye on your watch. Consider time versus money as you shop. If you're spending all day rifling cluttered clothing racks for a vintage jacket that you only make a few dollars of profit on, it might not be worth it.
By following these basic principles, you'll be able to come up with your own formula for success in no time. Even if you arrive at reselling success through trial and error, as a shopper you'll have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that dollars spent at Goodwill add up to meaningful service to our community, whether or not they sell for big bucks online. Good luck out there!
About The Author
Maggie Grimason is a blog writer living in Albuquerque, NM. She grew up in a family of social servants and teachers in northern Indiana and finds that blogging for Goodwill Industries of New Mexico satisfies creative energies as well as her commitment to ethical living and community service.
Thrifting is partially the art of finding a deal. But what if you had a way to get an even deeper discount off that item that’s already a bargain basement price? Heck, that would mean you’ve scored big time!
Here’s how you can score an even better deal at your local Goodwill store: