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Resolution Season

It’s past mid-January in the new year and some of us are still trying to figure out where 2022 went! Others had their 2023 plans ready to go before the tree went up. Whether you’re “running late,” or you’ve sprinted ahead, there’s always time to take a look at your aspirations for the year and adjust.

Set yourself up for success! At VOA Thrift, there are a few goals we can easily help you achieve in 2023.

DIY Dog Bed

February is the month of love! Sharing affection this time of year doesn’t always have to refer to significant others… you can also show love to the four-legged friends in your life, too. That’s why this month, we’re sharing a how-to tutorial so you can make a bed for your furry friends using items you can find at VOA Thrift. They need love and snuggles too!

Spring Cleaning… Just in Time!

We have officially arrived in the season of Spring! While the weather isn’t sure what it wants to do yet, it’s a great time to stay inside and get started on your spring cleaning. Make room in your closet for the upcoming warm weather trends or clean out the holiday decorations that stayed in the garage this year!

Back to School Wardrobe

While it might feel like summer just started, it’s getting to be that time of year again… that’s right, it’s back-to-school season!

It’s a fun and exciting time for kids as they look forward to their first day of the new school year. But it can also be stressful and expensive for parents. That’s why shopping at VOA Thrift for kids’ clothing makes sense! You can snag amazing finds at great value for everyone in the family.

Check out the variety of children’s clothing in our stores below! You can find something for everyone (and even for your home), but here we’re highlighting our kid’s collection. They’ve likely outgrown last year’s wardrobe and will need some “new to them” outfits for school!

3-Step DIY Project

Summer is officially in full swing! It’s past time to break out the pool noodles and fire up the grill! In this month’s blog, we’re sharing a simple DIY project to help you welcome summertime. Our DIY chalkboard can be used to highlight your gathering’s menu items, pool rules, inspirational quotes, or even keep your grocery list for the week!

This project is also a great one to keep your little ones busy this summer. Whether they make the chalkboard themselves or you provide it to them as an “old school iPad” with fun chalk colors… it’s sure to be a hit.

Fun & Easy Summer Craft

You can feel it in the air…summer is just around the corner! Whether you’re looking for a creative way to spice up your warm weather decorations or you need a project to keep the kids busy, in this month’s thrift blog, we have an easy DIY project anyone can do! Plus, you can find most of the materials you’ll need at VOA Thrift.

The DIY Candle Holder: We’ll use fake dried flowers for our project, but you can use glitter, pictures, or even cut-outs from magazines.

Crafty Welcome Signs

Spring is officially here! It’s time for fresh flowers, new beginnings, and airy decor. To help you welcome this happy season of new growth, we’re sharing a how-to make your own welcome sign for your front door or entryway using items from VOA Thrift.

This is a project where you can adjust to your crafty comfort level! Keep simple with the basics, or get more creative and add more flair.

DIY Halloween Decorations

Spooky season is here! Many of you have had your decorations out since August, while others are just pulling the witches and broomsticks out this week. Is it spooky how few Halloween decorations you have around? Have no fear! VOA Thrift is stocked to help you add the sparkle and spook you desire.

Last month on the blog, we shared our tips for getting your DIY Halloween costume at VOA Thrift. And this month, we’re sharing some tips to create your own Halloween decorations without breaking the bank.

Thrifty Tips for a DIY Halloween

When it comes to dressing up for Halloween, your options are limitless… but your budget doesn’t have to be! We’ve got your back with thrifty tips to help you put together your new favorite costume. Our biggest piece of advice is to combine new thrift buys with what you have on hand. We’ll help you work through this creative math problem and help you pair easy-to-find VOA Thrift pieces with what you have in your closet! (or your friend’s closet!) Go for it and your inner creative genius will find you.

Get Fun Fits for Kids at VOA Thrift

The kids heading back to school – while fun and exciting – can also be a stressful and expensive time for many parents. The mid-august timeframe and kids back in school means fall is just around the corner (September 22nd to be exact!). The change in seasons usually marks a time when kids need a wardrobe refresher because last year’s styles no longer fit. Although, kids don’t always need a change of season to require new clothes, sometimes they’ll outgrow the new outfits soon after buying them!

That’s why shopping at VOA Thrift for kids clothing just makes sense! You can snag amazing finds at great value for everyone in the family.

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