4 Goodwill Hacks You Need to Know

Ever since ‘Popping Tags’ became a thing, Goodwill became a household name among trendsetters. But, if you think about it, it makes totals sense. Where else can you find one-of-a kind vintage treasures, DIY furniture and unbelievable designer labels all in one place?!

That being said, there is definitely a method to the madness when shopping at Goodwill – especially if the art of thrifting is new to you. Racks and racks of clothing and piles of furniture can be down-right intimidating if you don’t know where to start!


To help you get your own thrift on, we are sharing 5 of our favorite hacks to help you navigate the scene:


1. Know your Trends! When shopping thrift – you can’t really shop the mannequin so, you definitely need to do some homework. Are you lusting after chambray this season? Perhaps a touch of flannel? Having a loose game plan of the types of clothing you are looking for will help you thumb through the threads with ease.



2. Shop the Housewares! A great place to dip your toes into the thrifting scene is the housewares section. With vintage being all the rage, stores like Anthropologie sell items that look weathered – but if you train your eye, you can easily find the read deal at Goodwill! Make sure to take your time when walking these aisles – cool finds can easily get lost on the shelves.



3. Can You Hear Me Now? Vinyl is an often overlook section at Goodwill – yet there is TONS of it! AC/DC, Frank Sinatra, Jay-Z…the gangs all here! Make sure to check the condition of records before you take them home, but more often than not, records come to us in great condition!



4. Vintage Vibes- Sequins, leather, 501’s, you name it – we have it! One of the cool things about Goodwill is rather than buying pieces that are made to look like they came from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s – they actually do! From sequin 2-piece sets to perfectly distressed denim, we have the real deal!



Looking for the Goodwill nearest you?! Make sure to check out our store locater (https://staging1.sdgoodwill.org/shop/retail-stores/) for the closest retail store in your neighborhood! Don’t forget, your donations may be someone else’s next treasure. So, donate and score a sweet tax write-off while you are at it! Happy Hunting!