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!

Our Spring Clothing Is Here!

Our spring clothing is HERE, and, this spring, we have our largest collection yet of men’s, women’s, and children’s clothes!

Spring jackets, loose sandals, and summer dresses—we have it all!

50% off Books & Media March 20-25

If we know one thing about Michigan weather, it’s that it’s unpredictable. In the case of another snow day, it may not be a bad idea to stock up on books this week at New 2 You while Books & Media are 50% off.

Our Spring Clothing is Almost Here!

Our Spring clothing is almost here! This year, we have our largest collection yet of men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing, and we can’t wait to see what you find!

Our Spring collection will be available beginning this Wednesday, March 22. Even though the weather may be a little snowy now, it won’t be too long until you can begin wearing your new shorts and spring dresses.

ALL WINTER CLOTHING $1.00! March 17-20

This is the sale you’ve been waiting for! March 17-20, all winter clothes are $1.00! The doors open at 10:00—come as soon as you can for the best selection!

50% off All Clothes March 13-16

Our “Countdown 2 Changeover” continues for one more week! This week, all boutique clothes are included in the sale. When you shop at New 2 You, all clothing purchases are 50% off!

Beginning on Friday, March 17, all winter clothes become $1.00! This is a sale you DO NOT want to miss!

50% off All Regular Clothes & 25% off Boutique March 6-11

Our “Countdown 2 Changeover” at New 2 You continues! This week, our boutique clothes are added to the sale! Remember to bring in your whole family as men’s, women’s and children’s clothes are on sale! We add new items to our racks every day.

Meet Laura, Our Donations Supervisor!

Meet Laura! Laura is our donation supervisor at New 2 You, working almost every afternoon. She’s been a valuable member of our community since 2010 when she began by volunteering and was later asked to step into the donations supervisor role. In the mornings, Laura works at the Grand Rapids Christian Elementary School Iroquois Campus as an academic interventionist. She loves the contrast in working with children in the morning and then coming to New 2 You in the afternoon, where she can serve these children and their families by raising money to help pay for their tuition at the Grand Rapids Christian Schools. 

Laura’s role is to greet everyone who brings in donations, sort housewares as they come in, price items, and keep the donations center moving at a quick pace. Her organization and efficiency are crucial in our operations. Laura is usually the first person to work with donations as they come in before they’re sent off to the different departments to be sorted and priced. Because bringing donations from the donations door to the selling floor is a team effort, she finds joy in organizing the products so that the jobs of the volunteers in each department are a little bit easier. 

As we are so thankful for Laura’s leadership and talents, she is also deeply thankful for the community at New 2 You. She loves the variety of conversations she has with the other volunteers and staff and enjoys watching them build their own community. When a new volunteer comes into work, she’s always surprised to see how quickly they find a home at New 2 You.

When asked why a person should donate to our store, Laura responded that doing so helps to preserve God’s world, we value your donations, and our profits go directly to GRC families to support Christian education. There are many great reasons to donate! Donations we’re in special need of include toys, books, puzzles, clean linens (we appreciate notes with sizes), clean and undamaged cookware and dishes, vintage items, and up-to-date housewares. Even seasonal items are great donations! We store seasonal goods until the holiday at our storage site. 

Laura finds inspiration from Ephesians 6:7, which states, “Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people.” We are so thankful for the work that Laura and all of our other volunteers and staff are doing to serve God and his Kingdom. 

“Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people.”

– Ephesians 6:7

50% off All Regular Clothing February 27-March 4

Make sure to bring your whole family to New 2 You this week while all regular clothes are 50% off! Men’s, women’s, and children’s tops, pants, skirts, jackets—you name it!—are on sale!

50% off Men’s and Women’s Regular Pants February 20-25

It’s a universal truth that we could all use some new pants.

Stop by New 2 You this week while Men’s and Women’s Regular Pants are 50% off!

50% off Winter Wear February 13-18

Even though this next week is looking warm, we all know that Michigan’s weather is unpredictable and will probably lead us to temperatures in the 20s before the first day of spring.

As you prepare for the next cold front, come find a few pieces of winter wear this week at New 2 You while women’s and children’s winter wear is 50% off!