Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

Summer Must-Haves for Your Beachy Vacation(or Staycation!)

Summer is right around the corner, and it’s time to get ready for fun in the sun! Do you have a vacation (or staycation) planned? Whether you’re hitting the beach or just the backyard, here are some summer must-haves you can pick up from your nearest Goodwill Cincinnati thrift store:

Flip-Flops and Sandals

There’s nothing like switching to open-toed shoes after a winter of socks and boots! Head to Goodwill to find all your summer footwear, from flip-flops to gladiator sandals to wedges. We’ve got an ever-changing selection of shoes in a variety of sizes and styles, including children’s shoes for your fast-growing kiddos!

Swimwear and Coverups

A busy summer at the beach, lake, or pool means you’ll need a few different types of swimsuits. Instead of buying brand new suits for each family member, save by thrifting at Goodwill. You can find swimwear in great condition, even new-with-tags if you’re lucky! And don’t forget about coverups like sundresses, oversized tees, and even scarves that can be used as beach wraps.

Reading Material

Sunglasses from Goodwill
Sunglasses from Goodwill

Nothing beats reading outside on a sunny day, whether you’ve got your toes in the sand on the beach or freshly cut grass in the park. Rather than buying brand new books (or risking a damaged library book!), shop at Goodwill for affordable and worry-free reading material. This way, you can read anywhere without feeling bad if your book gets a bit wet or wrinkled.

Sunny Accessories

As much as we all love the sun, we do need to stay protected! Stock up on stylish sunglasses and hats at Goodwill to pair with all your summer outfits. With Goodwill’s everyday affordable prices, you can really build a collection!

Beachy Totes and Luggage

Don’t forget “” you’ll need something to carry your books, snacks, sunscreen, towel, and more. Luckily, Goodwill has plenty of colorful bags you can use as beach or pool totes. Another tip: Many summer concerts require clear, see-through bags “” check Goodwill first!

If you’re going on a trip, don’t buy new, expensive luggage right away. You can often find perfectly usable luggage pieces for less at Goodwill that may just have a small scratch or scuff.

Get Summer-Ready at Goodwill!

Ohio Valley Goodwill has everything you need to kick off summer on the right foot, whether you’re traveling or staying close to home. With our ever-changing inventory, you never know what you’ll find in one of our Cincinnati thrift stores from one day to the next!

Remember, every purchase you make supports our 100+ year mission to change lives through the power of work. Your shopping support means the world to us “” thank you for choosing Ohio Valley Goodwill!