By: Goodwill Industries International  09-12-2011
Keywords: dinner party, Your Party

Goodwill stores feature gently used and new items that are bargains for smart shoppers.

The more than 2,600 Goodwill stores in the United States and Canada are independently owned and operated. They offer the basics — jeans, business attire, infant and children’s clothing, housewares and appliances, furniture and more — at a great value.

Most Goodwill stores introduce more than 2,000 new items every day into their inventory mix on the sales floor. So if you don’t find what you’re looking for today, your best bet is to check back the next day.

Some Goodwill stores also operate upscale boutiques and specialty stores that feature name-brand designer fashions, jewelry, wedding gowns, antiques and other amazing finds.

By Julia Berry

I’m Julia, a lifestyle blogger from New England, and I’m here today to show you how to host a fall themed dinner party with nearly everything purchased at my local Goodwill® stores in Maine.

From setting the mood with the right music to setting a festive table with dinnerware from Goodwill, read on to check out my tips for making sure your party goes off without a hitch.

Keywords: dinner party, Your Party

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Some shoppers like to bring in a seamstresses’ tape measure because sizes are not consistent between brands and sizes have changed through the years. If you’re looking for treasures, Outlets provide a great chance to find a treasure for cheap if you’re willing to dig a little. At Goodwill Outlet stores, merchandise is generally rotated multiple times per day with an even more robust rotation.



Items may be returned only with prior authorization from the seller within seven days of receipt if the merchandise was damaged during shipping or if there was a major distortion in the description. Shopping by check leaves you vulnerable to bank fraud, and sending a cashierâ??s check or money order doesnâ??t give you any protection if you have problems with the purchase.


host the perfect fall dinner party with items from goodwill

Place cards let you seat people near others that they have something in common with, and it’s considerate to seat smokers, or parents with babies near a door so they can slip out without too much of a hassle if necessary. The money you spend goes to people who live in your community and need assistance with job training or daily tasks, and, thanks to Goodwill, they learn new skills every day for independent living.