Spring Cleaning can Help Habitat

If you’re anything like me, you are probably staring out the window, seeing the bright sunshine, and wondering why it’s not warm enough yet to open all the windows in the house, air everything out, and start spring cleaning. While the weather may be testing our patience, that doesn’t have to stop you from tackling some cleaning projects inside, while also helping your local Habitat affiliate. Unused and unwanted furniture, appliances, fixtures, and building materials can be donated to Habitat for Humanity ReStores to give you back your space, and give your Habitat affiliate more funding to help families in your neighborhood!

As you’re going through your home, cleaning, sorting, and organizing, it’s a great time to pause and assess the items you have around. Just can’t seem to find the right spot for that accent chair that no one really sits in? Looking to get a new dining set, and need to unload your old one? Did you finish a remodeling project over the winter, and have leftover supplies? All of these items can be turned into cash for Habitat for Humanity!

Habitat for Humanity ReStores are resale shops that sell furniture, appliances, and construction materials to benefit the local Habitat affiliate. Any money made from sales goes directly back to the affiliate to help them build the capacity to help more families in your county. Best of all, you can schedule a pick-up with the ReStore, and they’ll send a truck to you to get your items. No struggling to fit a bulky chair in the back of your car necessary! If you’ve got the time and hauling capacity to drop off items yourself, be sure to check your local ReStore’s donation hours and take in any items you’d like to donate at your convenience.

The ReStore is also a great option if you’re looking to get rid of leftover items from garage or yard sales that you host this summer. Just let your ReStore know when the sale is wrapping up, and they can send someone out your way to pick up what’s left (or you can drop off items during donation hours).

Interested in learning more? Find your local ReStore website to see hours, locations, eligible items, and more.

Maureen Savage

Communication & Marketing Coordinator