Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Re-Storing My Faith

I know... I have gone many days without posting and today I felt the need to post twice. I just had to share about my experience with our local Habitat For Humanity Re-Store. I work highly unusual hours and haven't had the opportunity to visit the Re-Store during their highly USUAL hours. So...TheMartianMan and I both had the morning off from work and decided to use the time wisely.

The local Re-Store is now our new favorite place! We found lumber as inexpensively as 50 cents per piece. In fact, we purchased enough wood to create one and a half raised garden beds. We paid with a ten dollar bill and still had more than $3 come back to us in change. TheMartianMan checked out all of the windows, doors and hinges. He was most impressed with the selection. They also had a large quantity of new power tools and used gardening tools. Still looking for welded wire fencing or hardware cloth, though.

If there is a Habitat For Humanity Re-Store in your area, I highly recommend that you check them out. Now, I am trying to figure out how I can sneak out during my lunch hour once a week to check out the new stuff that they might get. An hour might not be enough time...

6 comments:

Peggy said...

here lately ours has really jumped in prices. Some of their things were cheaper if we purchased them new. I have always loved getting building supplies at ours for several years.

Daphne said...

I've never heard of them before. Thanks for the heads up. I'll have to see if we have one in my area.

Patrice Farmer said...

Glad you found my blog and glad I now found yours. I love the name of your farmstead. I look forward to learning from you.

And I wish they had one in our community, that would be awesome.

TheMartianChick said...

I think that the one in my area has been around for about a year. A friend first told me about it. I thought that I would like it, but I had no idea that I would fall in love!!!

Milah said...

I've never heard of them either. I will try to find one in my area.

Shari said...

I love our Habitat Renovation Station here in Oklahoma City. We wander by there occasionally to see what's new. I think the last thing we bought there was a new toilet still in the box. Yeah, it's still in the box in the garage.