You do not have to travel far to find quality furniture for your home or to see go off to another family.
Last week, Goodwill stores in southeastern Wisconsin and the Chicago metro areas said they would stop accepting furniture and other larger items at their resale shops. The organization said that part of the reason why for the change was the quality of the pieces that were being donated. If they were in poor shape, it often costs more to prepare them for sale than what they were worth.
For the Door County Habitat for Humanity ReStore, furniture remains a top item both to donate and to buy. ReStore Manager Megan Dietz says there are some things to keep in mind when you come in to buy or drop off a piece of furniture.
As a result of their ReStore sales, not only have they been able to support affordable housing projects in Door County, the organization has been able to keep thousands of pounds of refuse out of area landfills.
Picture courtesy of Door County Habitat for Humanity ReStore