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 your next shopping trip count!

DIY Ideas: Flannel Hand Warmers

Don’t let the cold weather get you down! At New 2 You, we have everything you need to stay warm and cozy, like winter coats, hats and gloves. We also have flannel shirts, perfect for wearing, or for use as up-cycled material in crafts like these useful hand warmers by Sadie Seasongoods. Check out her super easy tutorial on how to transform a flannel shirt into this adorable (and super useful) winter accessory.

Volunteer Spotlight: Marty Slagter

It’s time to meet one of our wonderful volunteers, Marty Slagter! Marty has been volunteering at New 2 You for the past 13 years, and manages the store’s toys and games section. In her role, Marty organizes, counts puzzle pieces, restocks games with appropriate pieces and counters and prices items. We have a huge selection of toys and games, so this is no small task! We appreciate all that Marty does, and look forward to working with her for years to come. Stop in today to take a peek at her extensive toys and games section!

Crafts & More: Your Destination for DIY

Have you visited our craft section? Our volunteers carefully sort and match donated fabric, pins, craft kits and more to prepare the section each day for DIY die hards. If you’re looking for an activity to keep the kids busy, working on a handmade quilt or just need a few buttons, we’ve got you covered. Want to learn a new craft that can easily be accomplished with items from New 2 You? Check out “27 Quick And Easy Thrift Store Crafts To DIY” from DIYDanielle.com for ideas!

The Must-Buy Items at Your Local Thrift Store

If you’re a thrifting veteran, you probably know which items generally make the best finds at local thrift stores like New 2 You. But, if you’re new to hunting for bargains, this helpful blog post, “25 NIFTY ITEMS YOU ABSOLUTELY NEED TO BUY AT THRIFT STORES NOW” by Duct Tape and Denim is the perfect place to get started. You’ll find plenty of items under each of the author’s categories, especially #1, books!

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 more! Seeking inspiration before you stop in? Check out Petticoat JUNKtion’s “100 Summer Home Decorating Projects Using Thrift Store Finds.”

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 a massive variety of items with excellent organization and the end result is a shopping experience that’s easily a match for big box stores with brand new items.”

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 variety of linens, including sheets and pillows, and those pesky fitted sheets!

We appreciate all that Sal does, and look forward to working with her for years to come. Stop in soon for linens in fantastic condition.It’s time again to meet one of our wonderful volunteers, Mary VandenBerge!

Get ready for Easter!

Easter is quickly approaching, which means fun and festive decor, sun dresses, and bright, colorful patterns. We have everything you need to celebrate the holiday from head to toe, heart to home. Stop in today for everything Easter!

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 it easy to pick up affordable items at New 2 You, and pair them with other basics in your closet for the perfect, on-trend look.

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, pens, pencils, organizers, binders and more. Our popular school supplies section contains everything your kids need for class all throughout the year — not just in the fall. We appreciate all that Jan does, and look forward to working with her for years to come. Stop in today for all of your school supplies!

Make Thrifting Even Easier with These Nifty Hacks

Thrift shopping at New 2 You is already your best bet for finding high quality clothing, shoes, decor and more at incredible prices, but discovering must-have can be an art form. On her blog Unexpectedly Domestic, author Rebecca outlines her ‘27 Easy & Fun Thrift Store Shopping Tips and Tricks,’ including Visit Often, Shop on Days with Extra Discounts and Donate Your Own Items Regularly. Check it out, and start shopping today!

Volunteer Spotlight: Mary VandenBerge

It’s time again to meet one of our wonderful volunteers, Mary VandenBerge!

Mary volunteers at New 2 You three days per week, and manages the store’s jewelry section. In her role, Mary organizes, cleans, repairs and prices earrings, necklaces, bracelets\ and more. She works alongside fellow volunteer Annette Oosten, who specializes in jewelry repair and polishing sterling silver. Our vast jewelry selection ranges from party pieces to one-of-a-kind items and vintage. We appreciate all that Mary and Annette do, and look forward to working with them for years to come. Stop in today to add some glitz and glamor to your life!