Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

How to Get Spring Break Ready on a Budget

Spring break outfit

The Cincinnati area hasn’t quite shaken the chill of winter, so the sun and sand are probably calling your name right now. Spring break is on the way!

When you know you’re about to feel warm rays on your skin for the first time in months, it’s tempting to splurge on new outfits and accessories. And retailers know it! They’re usually prepared for your arrival with new items in stock “” and they’re definitely not on sale. Before you pay full price at the big-box stores, remember there’s a more budget-friendly option: Shopping at Goodwill!

Check out your nearest Goodwill store for these spring break ready pieces:

Goodwill spring break outfit

Dresses, Shorts, and Tees

Most spring breakers want casual options they can mix and match. Ohio Valley Goodwill stocks a wide variety of tops and shorts that can take you from a morning stroll on the beach to an evening dinner. Sundresses are another versatile and comfortable option. You can thrift incredible pieces at Goodwill for just a fraction of traditional retail prices, so it’s easy to stock up for the whole week without overspending. Imagine an entire outfit for about $10!

Hat and dress from Goodwill

Beat the Heat with Shades and Hats

No spring break getaway is complete without some time in the sun, so you’ll want to make sure you have the proper protection. Goodwill has a great selection of sunglasses and hats, and they’re so affordable you could pick up a different pair for each day of your vacation!

Beach-ready Accessories

Books from Goodwill
Books from Goodwill

If your spring break destination includes time by the ocean, think about picking up a nice big beach bag at Goodwill. A large tote bag is essential for packing your cover-up, towels, beach toys, books, snacks, and drinks. (You certainly don’t want to be at the beach without snacks!)

And speaking of reading material, Goodwill is your go-to for beach reads. Because our books are pre-loved, you won’t feel bad if that paperback novel is exposed to a little sand and water. 

Cards & Games to Keep the Kids Occupied

Parents know that preparing for every scenario is often the only way to survive a vacation with kids. Sure, making memories as a family is a fabulous thing, but sometimes it’s also a bumpy ride. Think about picking up card games or craft sets at Goodwill to keep the kids occupied and entertained during downtimes. It will make your time away much more relaxing!

Spring Break is Almost Here!

Springtime is right around the corner, so it’s time to get shopping! Find your closest Ohio Valley Goodwill store and stock up for spring break and the warm weather to come. Shopping at a thrift store will ensure you can get everything you need, while leaving you with more money in your pocket to spend on fun in the sun.