07 Jun Home Improvements Help Communities
There are all kinds of ways to help your community. Some people volunteer their time, others donate money, and others become advocates. All of which are excellent ways to lend a helping hand to those in need. But did you know that simply making home improvements can contribute to the well-being of your community?
The pandemic altered our lives in multiple ways. It created a steep economic recession (the US economy shrank by 3.5 percent in 2020), creating financial hardship for many people and increasing the need for community resources.
Stay-at-home mandates made our homes the hub for everything, including school and work, making space a premium commodity. Financial uncertainty and soaring housing prices had people looking to modify their living spaces for work, school, and leisure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, either by remodeling, reorganizing, or adding furniture.
Consequently, spending on home improvements and repairs grew by more than three percent, to nearly $420 billion. Even though many professional remodeling projects came to a halt when the pandemic hit, DIY renovations surged. And experts predict the trend will continue into 2022.
So how, you may be wondering, does this help communities?
Shopping at thrift home improvement centers offers big perks—for your wallet, home, and the Earth. It’s the ultimate win-win. Homeowners redoing their places, downsizing, or Kondo-ing donate used goods and home materials, keeping them out of the landfill—and even getting a tax deduction. Savvy DIYers and upcycle types shop there for fantastic bargains, and the money spent goes toward the great work that home improvement thrift stores, such as the Re-Store Warehouse, do in communities.
Shopping at home remodeling thrift centers also puts salvaged materials that would otherwise end up in landfills to good use. It saves the natural resources and energy required to make new materials and reduces pollution, including greenhouse gas emissions, so you’re also protecting the environment.
If you’re planning to remodel your home, whether by updating your kitchen for a healthier lifestyle or decluttering, consider donating those gently used kitchen cabinets, appliances, or furniture to Re-Store Warehouse. You can drop off your donations, or if you live in Cumberland or portions of Hoke, Harnett, Lee, and Sampson Counties, we will even pick up your donations at no charge! Financial contributions are also welcomed!
Making home improvements—whether adding a new room, installing new flooring or lighting, or remodeling your kitchen—can be costly. One way to cut the cost is to purchase materials and furniture at thrift stores. The savings can be substantial.
Every dollar (100 percent of net profits) you spend at Re-Store Warehouse is donated to charities in the community.
So what can you find? What can’t you find? Anything under the roof is fair game, including the kitchen sink. Flooring, lighting, appliances, paint, cabinets, and doors and windows create a wonderland of treasures for home improvement. And Re-Store Warehouse also offers professional kitchen design services.
If you’re looking to make home improvements—from finding new ways to organize to finally replacing that old chair to a complete kitchen makeover—you don’t have to spend a lot of money to remodel your home or make your home uniquely yours. When you donate or purchase materials from Re-Store Warehouse, you’re helping to support the less fortunate of Cumberland County. Let your next home improvement project help the community!