Monday, September 27, 2010

Habitat for Humanity ReStore - the OC's Best Kept Secret

Last week I spent a few hours working with Nicole, coordinator of social networking and volunteers for ReStoreOC and had a great time getting a quick tour of their Garden Grove location on Harbor Blvd . While I was aware that Habitat for Humanity had a store, I assumed it was mostly building supplies like paint and molding. Boy was I pleasantly surprised to find out that there is so much more being offered in their stores! I've mentioned ReStoreOC to several people in the past few days and have decided that it's got to be the OC's best kept secret for remodeling or home improvements, because everyone I spoke to was as clueless as I was.  So let me give you a few highlights of some of the treasures you can find:
  • frosted glass tulip shaped light fixtures, chandeliers and other lighting
  • ceramic "bubble gum" ball drawer pulls (bright colors and 5/$1.00! great for kids rooms)
  • Floor rugs, stone tile, bamboo flooring
  • sinks, counter tops, tubs, refrigerators
  • white wooden shutters, doors (interior and exterior)
  • painting supplies, caulk
  • furniture (couches, chairs, desks, tables...)
  • and lots more.
Even with the smallest of budgets for redecorating or remodeling, there are definitely deals to be had.  ReStoreOC accepts donations that are new or gently used from both local businesses and private donors. Keep them in mind if you have items you'd like to get rid of too.

You can keep up-to-date on the latest deals by following them on Twitter.
Habitat for Humanity has ReStores throughout the U.S. and Canada. Proceeds from store sales go to help Habitat for Humanity's local housing projects.

No comments: