Renovating your Cape Cod Home? What can be donated to the ReStore?

Cape Cod Renovation

As you know, a renovation involves replacing many items even though some are still usable. A home improvement project presents a great opportunity to donate…
And donating has it’s advantages:

  • Your donated items will have a new life and be kept out of the landfill.
  • Your donations may be eligible for a tax deduction.
  • All proceeds from the items stay on Cape Cod and support the Habitat for Humanity mission.

There’s more…

  • A ReStore representative can perform a pre-renovation inspection to help determine which items are reusable.
  • The ReStore will send a truck and a moving crew to pick up the items
  • Since everybody wins, there is no charge.

In general:
Any donated item should be is good condition. Functional, complete, and clean. If it’s a “close call”, feel free to call the ReStore (508-394-6400) for advice or to arrange a pre-renovation inspection.

Kitchen Cabinets:
Most cabinets are reusable either in another kitchen, a basement or a garage. If there is a pre-renovation inspection the ReStore representative may want to take a photo while the cabinets are still in place.

Appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, and dryers need to be clean and in good working order. In general they should not be less than 7 years old.

Doors and windows:
Most doors and windows are reusable provided they are undamaged and complete.

Wood such as 2x4s, 2x6s, and trim can be recycled provided they come without exposed nails and screws.

Light fixtures and lamps can be donated as long as they are in working condition, complete, and are undamaged.

Door handles, cabinet knobs, and hinges:
These are acceptable provided they are not rusted or broken.

Area Rugs:
Most any area rug in good condition is acceptable. (No stains, rips, or fraying.)

Sinks and bathtubs:
There can not be any permanent stains or chips in the porcelain. Nore that the ReStore occasionally becomes overstocked with sinks and bathtubs, so please check with us in advance.

Renovation and furniture change often go hand and hand. Basically, the ReStore will take all furniture in good condition except for upholstered pieces… Upholstered furniture must be in very good condition.
(This includes outdoor furniture and “3 season room” furniture as well.)

Something else?
Just call and ask.

A renovation is a great opportunity to recycle – and the Habitat ReStore would like to be your partner.

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