Category: Great Reasons to Buy Used


Volunteer Spotlight: Phyllis Zaagman

It’s time again to meet one of our wonderful volunteers: Phyllis Zaagman! Phyllis has been volunteering at New 2 You since 2004, and comes in 6 days per week to manage the book section, in addition to working in children’s…

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Get the Most out of Home Decor at New 2 You!

At New 2 You, home decor is a huge part of our selection. Every day, donors drop off artwork, knick knacks, pillows and other home accessories in new or gently used condition. Wondering what items to look for on your…

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Thrifted Items You Should Buy Now

Thrift shopping is an art, not a science, which is why mastering a list of go-to items will help you discover fabulous finds each trip to New 2 You. Duct Tape and Denim helps every shopper cultivate this list in…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Furniture Crew

It’s time again to meet some of our wonderful volunteers: Chuck Ippel, Jeff Peterson, John Boerman and Jerry VanVeen! This dedicated crew has been working as a team for the past 5 years, and volunteers at the store each week…

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Thrift Your Way to Summer Decor!

If recent summer-like weather has inspired you to change up your home decor, consider perusing New 2 You’s shelves for thrift store finds that won’t break the bank. We’re fully stocked for your new look, with artwork, furniture, kitchenware and…

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New 2 You Named One of ‘The Top 8 Thrift Stores in Michigan!’

Best Things in Michigan recently featured a roundup of their top eight thrift stores in the state. About New 2 You, they wrote: “New 2 You Shoppe in Grand Rapids represents a massive array of thrift shopping possibilities under one roof…Couple…

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New to thrifting? No problem.

Thrifting can be a blast, especially if you know what you’re looking for. But for newbie thrifters, perusing the aisle of your local thrift shop can be a little overwhelming. Sara from Sunshine Whispers has some great tips for making…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Sal Verstraete

It’s time again to meet one of our wonderful volunteers, Sal Verstraete! Sal has been volunteering at New 2 You for the past 15 years, and manages the store’s linens section. In her role, Sal organizes and folds a wide…

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Trends live at New 2 You!

You probably already know that New 2 You is chock full of staples like tees, jeans and leggings, but our racks are also full of current, trendy items as well. In “10 Fashion Trends You Can Easily Thrift,” Society19 makes…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Jan Lenz

It’s time again to meet one of our wonderful volunteers, Jan Lenz! Jan has been volunteering at New 2 You for the past 2 years, and manages the store’s school supplies section. In her role, Jan organizes and prices paper,…

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