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Create Your Own Summer Planter

Summer is here and foliage is in full bloom! Whether you’re just starting to add flowers to your outdoor areas, or you’ve been at it since spring, it can get expensive to add new flowerpots into the mix. At VOA Thrift, we have amazing finds at great value, so you can find previously loved planters, or make your own. In this month’s blog, we’ll walk you through a very simple DIY project: upcycled planters!

5 Items Under $5 at VOA Thrift

There’s no denying how expensive it has become just to live in the world! It seems like the price of just about everything is skyrocketing these days. So, when you need a place where you can count on amazing finds at great value, VOA Thrift has your back. This month, we put together a list of 5 summer items you can find at VOA Thrift for under $5 each.

April Showers Bring…Wedding Season!

April showers might bring May flowers… but they also bring wedding season! May is just around the corner, which will kick off the most popular season to get married. According to, 80% of all weddings take place between May and October. And this year is going to be a doozy with many nuptials getting postponed because of the pandemic.

Spring into a New Wardrobe

Congrats, thrifters! You’ve made it! We are finally past winter, and spring is officially here. If you haven’t had a chance to clean out your closets to make room for new spring and summer fashion trends, now is the time! Check out last month’s blog here for tips to help you cleanse your wardrobe. AT VOA Thrift, we are stocked and ready for you with spring and summer clothing to help you give your wardrobe a facelift. It’s time to dive into the seasons of shirts, tanks, light blouses, shorts, skirts, dresses, and other weather-appropriate clothing. So, whether you’re looking to stay…

Get Ahead of Spring Cleaning

It may not feel like it outside… but spring is just over a month away! While you’re staying warm inside and dreaming of sunny days, why not get a jump start on your spring cleaning? It’s a great time of year to make room in your closet for the upcoming spring trends. You can also rid yourself of the holiday decorations that stayed in the garage this year!

3 Resolutions for 2022

January is a time for resolutions and self-reflection. It’s a time to take a step back and set goals for the year ahead. At VOA Thrift, there are three resolutions we can help you achieve in 2022.

Ring in the New Year in Style

It’s Christmas week, and Thrift is here to help with all your last-minute holiday needs. Still in need of table decoration ideas? Check out our holiday blog here. In a pinch on wrapping paper? Try using some fun fabric instead! Learn all about Furoshiki here.

In this week’s blog, we’re here to help you get ready to ring in the New Year in style! Keeping it casual or dressing up to ring in 2022, no matter your plans for the evening, VOA Thrift is stocked with options to help you celebrate new beginnings.

Unwrap this Holiday Trend

The gift-giving season is here! If you’re looking for a trendy, fun way to wrap your gifts this year, it’s time to check out this 1,200-year-old Japanese tradition known as Furoshiki. Surprise your friends and family with gifts wrapped beautifully in festive cloth. Furoshiki was first established in Japan out of necessity as a way to wrap produce and other goods to keep them fresh. It wasn’t long before the custom spread to gift wrapping! Today, Furoshiki can refer to the style of wrapping as well as the physical cloth for wrapping. Did you know VOA Thrift stores carry fabric?…

Thrifty Holiday Center Pieces

The holiday season is upon us! With Thanksgiving coming up this week and the December holidays just around the corner, we’re here to remind you that your table centerpieces don’t need to break the bank. Whether you’re looking for something fun and funky, classy and elegant, or something that just gets the job done, VOA Thrift locations are stocked with options for your holiday needs. 

5 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes with VOA Thrift

Can you feel it in the air? It’s getting colder out there and just a little bit spooky! Halloween will be here before you know it, so at Volunteers of America Thrift we’re stocked to help you put together that DIY (do-it-yourself) costume you’ve been dreaming of all year long. If you’re looking for ideas to stick to your budget this year, here are the top 5 DIY costumes you can make (for you, your kids, or a group of friends!) from one of our VOA Thrift stores: Choose your own Halloween adventure at a VOA Thrift store near you! If all…

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