Most Popular Summer Items to Shop for at your Phoenix Thrift Store

Take us back to summertime as a kid, when popsicles were a food group and shirts and shoes were not required. Oh, the good old times! Now that school is out, we’re seeing a lot more kids in our stores shopping with their moms and dads for cool summer finds. Plus, now is the time when many families are donating their items from their big spring cleaning haul. This means there’s new inventory out every day.

Shopping at Goodwill is a great summer activity. Keep cool in the air conditioning and score some fun finds without blowing your budget. Come shop with us this summer and look for these most sought-after summer items at our Phoenix thrift stores.  

Board Games – All about the family game nights this summer? Whether it’s a classic board game like Clue or Monopoly, or a card game like Apples to Apples, games for all ages have been known to find their way to the shelves of Goodwill.

Beach Essentials – Looking for a new beach bag to take on vacation? Many shoppers make a Goodwill run before a summer vacation to see if they can find a cute new beach bag or floppy hat. Maybe you’ll even find those aviator sunglasses you’ve been wanting.

Sandals – A new pair of sandals is an easy way to refresh your summer work wardrobe—and we’ve got plenty to choose from! If you’re looking for a specific brand, shop around a few of our stores, or check back often.

Books – Beach reads and learning books for the kids are popular in the summer. Start your own summer book club tradition by donating your old books and switching them out for new ones.  

Furniture – It’s always a good time to score furniture finds at Goodwill. If you’re redecorating a playroom or office, keep your eyes out for great storage pieces. Entryway tables and small hutches are also popular wish list items for storing beach towels and sandals.

Toddler Toys – We have many aisles dedicated to shopping for babies and kids. Outdoor water tables and kids push cars are fun outdoor toys for summer that we’ve seen at Goodwill recently.  

Our stores are known for their sizable selections, unique goods, fun finds, and of course our low prices. You never know what you’ll find on a Goodwill run. These popular summer items go fast, so get here soon! Find a Goodwill location near you. For more special offers and coupons, sign up for our email newsletter.

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*Daily deals are valid at select Metro Phoenix, Prescott, and Yuma locations. Please check with your neighborhood Goodwill for details. Dollar Day pricing adjustment goes into effect on Jan. 5, 2023.

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