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In an effort to move towards sustainability and to save money, many homeowners have been embracing thrifting for both furniture and décor alike. Not only can thrifted wares be a lovely addition to a home, but they also tend to be more affordable than many new options. The city of Omaha offers plenty in terms of re-purposed decor, furniture, and beyond. Here are some excellent options to inspire a thrifty journey.


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Goodwill has multiple area locations, from Papillion to West Omaha to Council Bluffs. In fact, Goodwill has 17 area locations for shopping and donations, making it convenient from anywhere in the metro. While they mostly provide low-cost clothing, Goodwill also stocks area rugs, small appliances,

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Need to get your kids out of the house?

During winter months the weather outside can get a bit too chilly, and in the summer it can get way too hot. 

Don't you worry, we've got you covered. 

Here’s a list of Play Areas, Sports Complexes, and Playgrounds in the Omaha Area that are all INDOORS.


Approach Climbing Gym

4923 S 72nd Street, Omaha, NE 68127
402.502.5879
staff@omaharockgym.com

RATES
$33 – First Time Visitor Orientation (FTVO)
$18 – Open Climbing
$7/hour – Kids Room

10-Visit Pass
$162 – All Users
$50 – Kids Room (Ages 2-5)

All activities are by appointment only until further notice.

All first time visitors are required to participate in First Time Visitor Orientation (FTVO) covering all gym rules, necessary

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If you are looking to hold an estate sale (or if you want to attend one), we've compiled a list of several estate sale companies in Omaha.

Please let us know if we missed one.

If you are looking for a calendar of upcoming sales, I've found EstateSales.net to be a great resource.

 

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In the snow days of winter, sometimes the last thing you want to do is cook a nutritious meal for yourself and/or your family. Luckily for us all, the Omaha area boasts an incredible amount of locally-owned eateries and locally-owned franchises that can satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. Read on for some solid healthy dishes that still taste good to go, and support your favorite restaurants when they need it most.

Longtime West O favorite Railcar Modern American Kitchen has a number of great healthy dishes that lend themselves to “to go” success. Chef and owner Jared Clarke suggests his Seattle BBQ Salmon. This meal consists of North Road Certified Sustainable Faroe island salmon, with a soy and pomegranate molasses glaze, yukon mashed potato, and

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Few people can claim to enjoy the hectic moving process, with all of those pieces of the puzzle jostling around simultaneously… Changing your address. Getting WiFi hooked up. Packing, cleaning, unpacking, then more cleaning. Oftentimes, the organization of a home prior to moving can help make that transition to a new space much more pleasant. To ease that burden and learn more about services offered right here in the Omaha area, we chatted with Lisa Tonjes Moritz from HOPE Organizing. Since 2019, most of the business has tightened its focus on the niche of photo and memorabilia organizing, with some general home and office organizing sprinkled in.

HOPE helps families and businesses organize, preserve, share and celebrate their memories. That

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Get a head start on spring cleaning with a full home purge! Not only will this make your eventual moving process smoother, but it can be a soothing way to spend a day or four. In fact, numerous studies have shown that clutter can actually increase cortisol production in your body; cortisol is the stress hormone, so practice some self-care by getting rid of the unnecessary things around you. Check out these seven charities in Omaha that will accept donations of your gently used, purged home items.

 

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Omaha aims to support financial independence through affordable homeownership. The Habitat ReStore accepts in-kind donations of materials to help keep costs low for clients. According to the website, “We accept

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A handmade wreath tied with ribbon and bells. A festive snowman stationed in your yard. Twinkling lights that adorn your home. All of these can signal that the holiday season has arrived, but only one of these can cause intense frustration year after year. Putting up outdoor lighting is always a chore, but in some years due to weather, it can actually be quite dangerous. For homeowners who’ve considered outsourcing this tedious task, we’ve done the legwork for you! 

 

Courtesy of Brite Ideas 

 

To learn all about outdoor holiday lighting and more, we chatted with Josh Scearcy, the Vice President of Business Development at Brite Ideas Decorating. Brite Ideas is actually a longtime Omaha landmark; the company was founded in Omaha by Travis

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The time has come to make your list and check in twice...and that means shopping for holiday gifts for all your loved ones. Luckily for all of us who call Omaha our “homaha”, there are tons of independent small businesses that make unique gifting a breeze. Read on for ten of our team’s favorite small shops in Omaha and beyond.

 

Courtesy of Chocolat Abeille

Sweet Favorite: Chocolat Abeille

This Old Market chocolate shop offers almost too pretty to eat morsels along with locally-sourced honey and other specialties. Their top seller lately? The internet famous hot cocoa bombs, which can be picked up locally or shipped nationwide. Stop into Chocolat Abeille for all of your elevated sweets needs!

 

Courtesy of Made in Omaha

All Local

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Especially this year, it can make a huge difference to a community to spend money at locally-owned, independent businesses. When it comes to filling your home with holiday spirit and decor, there’s no better option in Omaha than North Downtown’s Prairie in Bloom Marketplace. To learn more about decorating tips and trends, we tapped owners Mark Kanitz and Lukas Rix. Read on for Prairie in Bloom’s pro suggestions for decking the halls.  


Courtesy of Prairie in Bloom 

Keep it Classic

Good quality faux greenery never goes out of style. Whether it’s a simple spray or Garland piece, you’ll always be able to layer new trends into simple, timeless greens. They make a rich base layer to start from for any seasonal decor vignettes, according to Kanitz and

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A wood-burning fire crackling in the living room. The first batch of chili stewing in the crockpot. Pumpkins brightening up the porch.

It’s the most magical time of the year, as the fall foliage unfolds and cooler temperatures wash over the Great Plains. But how do you embrace the season with your own home decor scheme?

For some quick and easy ways to slide into fall, check out what two local designers had to say.

Brand new to Omaha is designer Nikki Njeri Klugh, CEO and Principal Designer of her own company. She shares that with shorter days and hibernation season approaching, it’s important to pay special attention to how your home can help keep you in a sunny, happy mood. That can be especially true in a sometimes harsh climate like the

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