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What is a Habitat for Humanity Restore?

What is a Habitat for Humanity Restore?

It’s the ULTIMATE toy store for DIYers and Crafters!!!

Okay, have you ever passed a sign like this?

Next time you better TURN AROUND and go back IMMEDIATELY!

You will be sooooo happy that you did!

I’m finding all sorts of new goodies living up here in North Carolina!  I have never experienced a Habitat for Humanity Restore before and now I NEVER want to go back to a place that doesn’t have them.  They have just about EVERYTHING a DIY girl could dream about!

Okay, I keep gushing but this is how AWESOME this place is…..
When you walk in it seems like a typical thrift store at first.  Until you see all the “EXTRAS”
they have towards the back.  It was like walking into Lowe’s or Home Depot’s Super Clearance Center (if those exists…. but this place does and that’s what counts).  There were rows and rows of all sorts of hardware store finds.

There were tiles (for as little as .25 each).

There were appliances. (how about an over the range microwave for $25?!)
There were fixtures galore!

(Yeah- this chandelier was $30….if only we didn’t live in an apartment!)
They had all sorts of tools. And paint brushes. And drill bits. And drawer knobs. And sealant. And paint. Oh, you get my drift.  All for a RIDICULOUSLY LOW PRICE!  My husband about fell over when he saw a $30 drill bit set for $4!

Oh, and you know all those adorable shutter projects you see on Pinterest? Where, Oh Where do they get those shutters?

Yep, at the Habitat for Humanity Restore.

And those super cute door projects? Yep, they come from the Habitat for Humanity Restore too—as low as $5 a door!  If only I had the room to do all these projects dancing in my head!  Once we get a house- watch out!

In addition to all these awesome deals they also have new cabinets that you can buy at a fraction of the price. They have granite counter tops.  There’s even a section outside that had sinks, toilets, grills, etc.

And…. that’s not all!  They also have the regular thrift store finds too!  There’s furniture, holiday décor, knick knacks, and books.

It is a glorious place.  So, if you see this sign:

You better hit your brakes and TURN AROUND IMMEDIATELY!
You’ll be so glad you did (although I can’t guarantee your spouse will be when you return home with a carload of FABULOUS FINDS!

Disclosure: This post has not been endorsed and is in no way affiliated with the Habitat for Humanity Restore.  No compensation was received…I’m simply sharing my finds with you!


Tuesday 24th of June 2014

We had a ReStore in our town but it was poorly run. The folks that operated it did not organize it very well and they put high prices on everything. We went there to find an inexpensive gas stove. They only had used low-end models in poor condition for which they were charging new prices! The place looked nothing like the beautifully organized store near you. There is another one about 35 miles away, but it is no better. The ReStore in our town ended up closing.


Wednesday 7th of August 2013

Melissa, I came across the picture at the top of this post on Pinterest and so was super excited to find out it is of the Mooresville ReStore! I work for Our Towns Habitat ReStores and just wanted to say thank you for the great comments about our ReStore and for the support. I am so thrilled that it is your "paradise!"

The best part is that all the funds raised from the ReStores goes toward serving families in our community so your purchases (and donations!) always make a huge difference in our local community. Thank you so much!


Tuesday 13th of August 2013

Yes! I'm in there all the time! I love the Restore-- the money goes to a great cause and I get some super cute stuff to fix up!

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Monday 17th of June 2013

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Tuesday 19th of March 2013

Love the Restore! I wish one was near me, but no such luck although when I visit family, it is on my must-stop list!Thanks for sharing!Stacey of Embracing Change

Sharon Sheff

Friday 15th of March 2013

Thats where I get alot of my goodies from that I blog about. Yours have some really nice stuff though from what I could see.. whats city is that one located in. I am in NC also?

Im following your blog!

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