After a long winter, it’s always exciting to welcome spring. Flowers are blooming, the sun is peeking through, and it feels like a fresh start. Decluttering your home is a popular activity during the beginning of spring. Sorting through your goods and organizing items can sometimes feel overwhelming when you’re left with a pile of perfectly good items you don’t use or haven’t even touched, but don’t want to toss either. Consider donating electronics, donating furniture and thus decluttering your home. A great way to combat wastefulness is by donating your unused or gently used items to a Habitat HMD ReStore. Not only would you be making an eco-friendly choice, but 100% of the sales from your goods will go towards Habitat’s mission to provide affordable and safe housing for families in need.
Now that you know where to take your items to declutter your home, you might be wondering what kind of items are accepted at our ReStore? Keep reading for our suggestions!
Did you know that you can donate your kitchen and other large, working appliances such as ovens, washing machines, dryers, etc to Habitat HMD ReStores? You can book a free service to have our deconstruction team come and assess your kitchen and take it down so that it can be repurposed or reused. You will also receive a charitable tax receipt based on the resale value of your donated products. You’re also welcome to donate small appliances to ReStores! Have a toaster oven, microwave, or portable heater that you may not be using? These are just a few examples of small appliances that you can donate.
Want to update your space and bring in new pieces, but don’t know what to do with your current furniture? Consider donating your furniture! ReStores accept all varieties of furniture including dinner table sets, couches, bedside tables, credenzas and more. Donating furniture allows for you to reduce, reuse and recycle.
In today’s world, there is always a new phone or piece of technology to be had. That doesn’t mean you should throw away perfectly good game consoles, video games, phones, laptops, etc.
What many of us don’t recognize is the growing e-waste problem that is occurring due in part to throwing away electronics. Donate your electronics! By donating your electronics at ReStore, you can assist in preventing water and air pollution caused by toxic materials being disposed of irresponsibly – while also decluttering your home!
Sorting through you and/or your families closets and finding a lot of clothing that no longer fits, or duplicate clothing items that you accidentally received or purchased? You might even have some clothing that you bought but never wore! These are perfect pieces that you can bring into a ReStore for donating. We accept clothing for all ages and even clothing for pets too!
Donate Seasonal Decor
Donating seasonal decor is year round at Habitat HMD ReStore’s! If you have Halloween, Valentines Day, Christmas, even St. Patrick’s Day decor that you no longer need, consider donating it to a Habitat ReStore. A lot of seasonal decor can be repurposed instead of thrown away.
There are an array of reasons why donating and shopping second-hand can make a difference. Get started by decluttering your home and donating furniture, donating electronics, and more. Join Habitat for Humanity in creating a safer future with more homes for families, and a protected planet for us all and consider stopping by a ReStore with your donations.
Donate Excess Furniture/Goods
Have you been online shopping? While it can be a swift process, sometimes there are a few bumps along the way. It’s not uncommon to receive duplicate items of the same order or items with minor defects that otherwise work well. However, it can be confusing at times to figure out what to do in these situations, consider donating your duplicate items at a Habitat HMD ReStore where 100% of the proceeds made from your donation will go towards Habitat’s mission to provide housing for families in need.
About Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin ReStores
The Habitat HMD ReStore is an amazing place to shop for unique furniture, antiques, appliances, used kitchens, paintings, home décor, doors and more. The Habitat HMD ReStore has locations in the Halton Region (Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville), Mississauga and Dufferin county (Amaranth, East Garafraxa, Grand Valley, Melancthon, Mono, Mulmur, Orangeville, Shelburne). Every visit to the ReStore is different, and every purchase helps support our home building projects in our community.
About Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin
Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin is a proud member of our national organization Habitat Canada and is one of 50 local Habitat affiliates across our country. Habitat for Humanity brings communities together to help families build strength, stability, and independence through affordable home ownership. We provide a solid foundation for better, healthier lives in Canada and around the world. You can find out more about Habitat Canada at https://habitathm.ca/.
Written By: Mahyn Qureshi