26th Jul2011


Places To Go: Habitat for Humanity ReStore

by Dinah Wulf

Places To Go: Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Habitat for Humanity ReStore, is a DIY’ers dream and best kept secret!  When I first found this place I thought I hit the jackpot. It is a resale outlet store that sells reusable and surplus building materials to the public.  They promote reuse and recycling and the best part is that there are locations all over the US and Canada.

You can find everything from flooring, doors, appliances, fixtures, and building materials to lighting, paint, home décor, furniture, and artwork. All of it is sold at a discounted price and the proceeds of each resale outlet help Habitat associates fund the construction of Habitat for Humanity homes within their local communities.

There are always sales and great deals.  For example, I purchased ceramic knobs to update an old dresser and they were only twenty five cents each!  Paint samples for small projects are only one dollar or less.  It’s a great resource for inexpensive glass, mirrors, lampshades, and other decor items as well.  If you have larger projects, I have seen entire walls of like new kitchen cabinets and bathroom counters at extremely low prices.

  • Click here to find a US location.
  • Click here to find a Canada location.

You can also donate your unwanted items as well or schedule for a pick-up. Here are some pictures I took of my Habitat For Humanity ReStore location.

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Dinah has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. She is a Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, a Blogger at Earth911 and GMC Trade Secrets, and a member of Martha’s Circle. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Circle of Moms as a Most Creative Blog. Dinah was featured on Linqia’s Community Spotlight, as an influential community leader.

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