If you’re been reading this blog for anytime now, you have figured out that I’m a penny pincher. I’m not a crazy extreme coupon clipper, just a girl that likes to save a few bucks here or there. One of my favorite places to save and help charity is the Forsyth County Habitat for Humanity ReStore. It is one of the hidden gems the Triad has to offer. I had heard about it for years but it took me a while to finally visit the store. However, after one trip, I was hooked!
So what is the Habitat for Humanity ReStore? I call it a Remodeling Superstore for Cheapskates. I have purchased everything from light switch covers to crown molding. Some of the items purchased have been brand new while others have been pre-loved. But officially the ReStore is retail outlet for new and gently used material goods that are sold to earn income which goes directly toward the construction and renovation of homes and revitalizing neighborhoods – a pretty cool concept!
My most resent visit to the restore left me empty handed but that didn’t dampen my spirits. I received their weekly email update and wanted to check out the selection of paints that had been featured in the campaign. The selection was quite extensive, but wasn’t quite what I was looking for.
One of cool things the ReStore offers Antique & Unique item auction. The staff specifically pulls items that customer can bid on through a silent auction format. I’ve seen all sorts of items in the past from tea pots to artwork up for bids.
All the items in the store are priced as marked, unless other wised noted. The ReStore does feature sales, based on ticket color/price tag color. (Just something to keep your eyes open for.) The pricing is reasonable for the majority of the items in the store (however, I have been able to negotiate in the past).
The staff is personable and friendly when help is needed. Most of times when I visit it’s on a Saturday and at times they appear slightly understaffed, but not enough to cause a headache for shoppers. Parking is somewhat limited, but I’ve never had a problem with it.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore is Moving Out to Move Forward. According to their website, “The current location of the ReStore is limiting its potential for positive impact a time when we should be growing. Low customer visibility, congested main access roads, limited signage opportunities, and no easy way to receive donations inhibit this store – and thus, Habitat Forsyth – from realizing its full financial benefits.” The new campaign to relocate the ReStore is currently underway. The overall plan is to purchase land on Coliseum Drive near the intersection of University Parkway to build a larger, more convenient, easily visible, retail-friendly ReStore.
But for now, be sure to visit their current location!!! The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is located on Witt Street across from Ruff Housing Doggie Daycare and Lodging.
To learn more about the Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County’s ReStore, be sure to visit their official website. Also be sure to Like their Facebook page it features news, auction items, photos and event details.