What do you do with all of your unwanted stuff when you remodel?

Habitat for Humanity StoreIt’s that time of year again when we all think about spring cleaning and remodeling!  So what do you do with the stuff you no longer need?

Did you know the Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity Store accepts donations of new or gently used building materials, furniture, appliances, and hardware that are clean and in 100% working condition?

Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing affordable homeownership opportunities to families in need and eliminating substandard housing in our community.  Your donation to the Habitat Store is tax-deductible. In addition, by donating items to the Store you are providing our community with a source of low-cost goods while also reducing the quantity of material going into landfills.

You may drop off your donations during business hours or arrange for a free pickup. Please call the Store at 253-779-8149 if you have questions about donations or to schedule a pick up.  The Tacoma location is a S. Tacoma Way. 

There are some restrictions so a call ahead is recommended. Free donation pickup: The Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity Store now offers free donation pick up on Saturdays in Tacoma, Lakewood, and University Place. Items they always love to receive include:

  • Cabinets – Must have all drawers and doors attached with no water damage
  • Vanities – Must have all doors and drawers attached; no damage; if counter top and sink are attached they must be in good condition
  • Sinks
  • Doors
  • Tools – Power tools must be in working condition
  • Furniture – Clean, with no rips or tears
  • Lighting
  • Antiques and Collectibles
  • Appliances (please call for criteria) – Appliances must be clean, in good working condition, and have all parts
  • Household items – Dishes, pictures, lamps, etc. (call if in doubt)
  • Paint Supplies – Unused brushes, trays, etc.; but unfortunately not paint

So think about it.  A remodel for you, a tax deductible donation, stuff stays out of the landfill and finds a new worthy home!  It’s a win-win, how often does that happen?