Officially the first day of spring this year is Monday, March 20, and ironically, I am writing this as it is snowing outside my window. Because we experienced an extremely mild winter in Indianapolis, many of us have gotten to enjoy the outside in February when we were normally trapped inside and yearning for spring. This snow, as a last-minute reminder of winter, is expected in Indiana.
According to the American Cleaning Institute (yes there is an institute or association for everything), more than 70 percent of Americans take part in some form of spring cleaning every year. HGTV and other media have also made decluttering your home very popular.
If you are getting ready to spring clean, declutter or simplify, Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity has the perfect outlet for your extra items. Donate the items you have gathered to one of our three conveniently located ReStores. Your gently used or unused item can be donated and turned into revenue that pays for our organization’s administrative and overhead costs. This revenue allows every contributed dollar we receive to go our mission of bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Haven’t heard of the ReStore? It is a home improvement thrift store that sells donated, new and gently used merchandise at a significant discount to the general public. Whether from your home or a business, our ReStores are perfect places for completing your spring cleaning efforts.
From a business
Santarossa Marble and Tile is a great example of a business “spring cleaning” their inventory as they donated over 150 pallets of new tile, carpet tile, rolls of vinyl and crate stone basins to clear way for their new inventory. Their donation is a tax benefit to their company, and they appreciate that the product is used to create revenue for the Habitat mission. We have the storage and the capability to pick up large donations.
From a home
Homeowners can donate large items like appliances, furniture, windows, doors, lighting, tools, cabinets, sinks and so much more. We have had a homeowner donate entire kitchens because they are remodeling their residence.
We pick up your items
No matter if it is a business or homeowner donating goods to the store, we will come and pick up your donation. Just call us at the closest store to you, and we’ll schedule a time:
You can also shop at one of our stores for both new and used items at half the price of retail. Our ReStores complement our mission well, so as you are spring cleaning, donate to one of our stores, receive a tax benefit and maybe even shop a little!