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The ReStore

How many of you have heard of the ReStore?

It is a home improvement store and donation center that is run by Habitat for Humanity, which is a non-profit organization that focuses on “building simple, decent and affordable housing” all over the world.

Habitat for Humanity uses the proceeds from the ReStore to support their mission of helping people have houses to live in.

Truly, it is a mission that we can all get behind.

Still confused?  It is kinda like a Goodwill for home items.

What you may not know is this…

The ReStore is home remodeling’s best kept secret.

If you are on a tight budget, but still want to remodel your home, this store is for you!

The ReStore carries everything you could possibly need for your home remodeling.  It has cabinets, appliances, light fixtures, faucets, sinks, toilets, windows, doors, knobs, tile, granite, paint, trim pieces, light switches, furniture, mirrors, pictures, and more.

But, there is a catch.

Just about everything there is used. 

And, some of the things you find will need some tweaking to be updated to current style.  But if you can hold a paintbrush, you can do it!

You will probably not find trim to outfit your whole house.  You may find a great piece for a project though. 

There will be a lot of gold light fixtures, but they are just waiting to be spray painted and given new life.  

The cabinets have been pulled out of someone else’s kitchen during their own home remodeling.  But you may be able to find just the right set to complete your whole kitchen if you’re lucky.

And not everything there is used.

During my ReStore visits, I have seen brand new cabinet doors for sale, slabs of granite big enough to outfit a whole kitchen and factory sealed faucets for sale.

Everyone now and again, companies will clearance out certain items and just give them to the ReStore to sell.  The tons of granite I saw were all remnants that some local granite places donated.

The best part of the Restore?

The price.

Everything at the ReStore is priced at least 50% cheaper than you would be able to buy it new.  Most of the things you will find there are priced more like 75% off.

Because all ReStores are operated by the local Habitat for Humanity chapter, the pricing may be different depending on where you live.  But you will find some amazing finds at great prices.

So, check out your local ReStore!

You can feel good about your purchases knowing that you have paid WAY less than you would have paid for something new, and that the money you spent is going to a great cause.

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