Check Out the AJC’s How-To Guide on Thrifting

Goodwill of North Georgia got a shout out from the AJC’s Access Atlanta section in “5 hacks for thrifting Atlanta’s consignment racks” by Sarah Buehrle. There are some great tips in the article, and we are honored to have made the cut!

An additional thrifting tip for our stores includes shopping the discount days. Every Tuesday is Senior Discount Day and we have Thank You Thursdays for service workers, including military personnel, firefighters, police officers and emergency medical services employees. Of course our Color of the Week rotation starts over every Sunday and is available to all shoppers.

Do you have any thrifting tips of your own? Share them in the comments section below! As always, happy hunting to all…

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Decorate Your Dorm… For Less

Maximize your closet space with new (gently used) hangers!

Back-to-school season is in full swing! Whether you’re decorating your desk, dorm or college apartment, do it for less with thrifty finds from your local Goodwill. These items were spotted at the Goodwill stores in West End and Decatur. Household items like cups and plates are always in stock. Storage shelves, stereo equipment, books, binders and desk organizers also regularly make it to our sales floor. Start your treasure hunt today! You never know what you will find…

Stock your apartment or dorm with plates from Goodwill.
Stock your apartment or dorm with plates from Goodwill.
Liven up your desk or dorm room with thrifted finds.
Liven up your desk or dorm room with thrifted finds.
Let there be light for all those all-nighters and final exam cram sessions.
Let there be light for all those all-nighters and final exam cram sessions.
For study session background music or weekend parties.
For study session background music or weekend parties.
Maximize your closet space with new (gently used) hangers!
Maximize your closet space with new (gently used) hangers!

Goodwill’s Northeast Plaza Store Grand Re-opening

Home to some of our most tenured employees, our Northeast Plaza store in Atlanta celebrated a grand re-opening on Thursday, April 14. Originally opened in April 2005, the store serves an average of 60 donors and 500 shoppers daily, and because it  sees high foot traffic the store was due for a face-lift.  As a part of the celebration there will be drawings at the store for Goodwill gift certificates all weekend long. Even with its new look the store will contain the same great treasures and great deals shoppers have enjoyed for the last 11 years. Here is a look at some of the items spotted at its grand re-opening:

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It’s Time to Think About Spring Cleaning

Georgia’s pollen count is a great indicator that Spring is in the air! There’s no better time than the present to get started on some seasonal cleaning. Tackling an entire house can be overwhelming and unpleasant. Our spring cleaning tip is to clean room by 2room, breaking the project into more bite-size pieces.

Start with the room that feels most daunting to you so you can check it off your list early! And remember to add a “donate” pile next to trash and recycling as you work your way through each room in the house.