12 Months of Thrifting Challenge: Housewares

Welcome back to the 5th edition of the 12 Months of Thrifting Challenge. If you’re just joining us, this challenge is designed to help you build a home or wardrobe of thrifted essentials, month by month. 

Here’s a quick recap of past challenges.

This year we’re introducing a new challenge focused on home decor and housewares. 

If you didn’t get a chance to participate in prior years, you can still work at your own pace. Simply click on the challenge of your choice, download the schedule and incorporate the prompts into your lifestyle. 

How to join the challenge: 

  • For each month in 2021, use the schedule to shop for a specific prompt at Goodwill. Already have these items at home? Use what you have. 
  • Listen to the Dina’s Days podcast, read the blog, or check IG and Facebook each month for styling and thrifting tips. 
  • Share your finds with us on social using #12MonthsofThrifting

Here’s a rundown of this year’s prompts: 

  • January: Storage Solutions
  • February: Vases
  • March: Mugs / Glassware 
  • April: Lamps
  • May: Planters 
  • June: Wall Art
  • July: Holiday Decor (Christmas in July)
  • August: Furniture / Upcycle
  • September: Mirror
  • October: Vintage Kitchenware 
  • November: Something quirky! 
  • December: Frames 

Quick Tips:

  • Use this schedule as an inspirational tool and not as a strict guide
  • Don’t feel pressured to buy something you don’t want to buy.
  • Add these items to a running thrift list and don’t give up because you couldn’t find something right away
  • Shop your home if you already own these items
  • Explore different ways to decorate with secondhand items (online, borrow, swaps, locally,) but don’t buy something you don’t love
  • Relax and have fun

Hope you’ll join us! Happy New Year!