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Second-hand stores thriving in pandemic world

People spending more time at home have offered good news for second-hand shops like the Door County Habitat for Humanity ReStore due to the pandemic. ReStore Manager Megan Dietz says the beginning of the pandemic allowed people to take a deep look at their belongings and decide on whether or not they were still needed. Once they reopened in May, the ReStore had to limit its donations to only Tuesdays and Thursday just to give volunteers a chance to safely and quickly clean items so they are ready for bargain hunters. She adds other people picked up new hobbies during the pandemic, which offers new life to some of their older pieces.

All proceeds from the sales at the ReStore go towards affordable housing projects performed by Door County Habitat for Humanity. Dietz hopes they will be able to announce one or possibly two partner families later this month.

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