Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

Spooky Season is Here! Get Halloween-Ready with Goodwill Finds

Colorful glass vase from Goodwill
Colorful glass vase from Goodwill

October is here at last, and there’s a looming urge to turn your cozy home into a creepy-crawly house of Halloween haunts!

You’ve watched your friends and neighbors fill their front porches with spider webs, skeletons, witches, and goblins, so it’s only natural that you’d want to get ghoulish, too. But wait “” don’t fill your cart with Halloween goodies at scary retail prices! Instead, put down that pumpkin and head to your nearest Goodwill thrift store.

chess pieces from goodwill
Chess pieces from Goodwill

At Goodwill, the possibilities are endless for conjuring up hair-raising Halloween home décor. You can thrift everything from eerie wall hangings to spooky candy dishes and even vintage plastic jack o’ lanterns, which have made an epic comeback in recent years.

If creepy is more your style, look for old bottles and jars that can be displayed as dusty apothecary items full of things like plastic spiders or purple or green ” potions.”

Thrifted hardback books also make great decorations, and Goodwill thrift stores have plenty of them! You can either re-cover books with your own creations or look for titles that naturally make a great fit for Halloween.

Books from Goodwill
Books from Goodwill

With just a few thrifted items, you can create a Halloween display that would send a chill down anyone’s spine “” and with very little investment!

Yellow halloween costume from Goodwill
Halloween costume from Goodwill

If trick-or-treating and costume parties are more your style, your Ohio Valley Goodwill thrift store is also the perfect spot for building the best Halloween costumes. You could thrift entire costumes, or find individual pieces for creating your own! The key is to start early and shop at Goodwill often. We get new clothing and costume attire all the time, so you’re bound to find something new each time you visit, even if it’s multiple times per week!

With Goodwill’s help, you can put together a creative costume that’s all your own “” and likely walk away with the ” Best Costume” prize at any Halloween party. Find your nearest Ohio Valley Goodwill thrift stores, and get your spooky on!

Goodwill's Cycle of Success
Goodwill’s Cycle of Success

Not only will you bring the fright on Halloween night, but you’ll also help others in your community find career opportunities that fulfill their lives “”that’s much more valuable than any other Halloween treat!