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Habitat For Humanity

Updated on June 16, 2017

Home Repairs Bargain Tips

Did you know that you can find just about anything you need to do small renovation projects for your home from Habitat For Humanity? Well, I got most of the things I needed to do some of a renovation project I was contracted to do for a client in New Jersey, with my clients' approval naturally.

They were unaware of all the cost savings that they were missing out on. So we decided to take a stroll through the thrift store at Habitat, my clients were in a jaw-dropping trance when they step through the doors and were amazed at what they saw there. There were an abundance of building products to choose from, after about an hour of our tour I found myself hauling bathroom tiles for a two piece bathroom on the first floor and tile to redo the second floor bathroom, tiles to redo their kitchen counter and back splash, mind you the bathrooms were not a part of the initial remodeling estimate.

Which means I had to add these new projects to my estimate, don't get me wrong now I wasn't complaining $$$ more money for my business while remaining well below the budget that was outlined. Which also allowed my clients more spending room on materials such as entry doors, interior doors and install, lighting, and plumbing fixtures. More $$$ for me (LOL) my clients spend just under $800 in materials to meet and go beyond what was estimated to do the job, which t would have cost them in home Depot or Lowe's a minimum of $4500. Check this out the savings for my clients was passed on to me plus they gave me $5000 extra for being so honest with them on how to save money.

So if you are thinking of throwing something out, consider donating it to Habitat for Humanity they will give you a receipt to claim as a tax write off during tax season. Your trash could be someone's treasure, you may even find something that you didn't think you would find in such a place, the extra effort is worth just a little of your time and will be helping someone who can't afford new.

You give a little you will get a lot. This method of shopping for remodeling material is a big cost saving especially for first time home buyers on a budget.

Good shopping


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    • Better Yourself profile image

      Better Yourself 4 years ago from North Carolina

      There is a Habitat for Humanity store near my work but I have never been. I look forward to checking it out to save on my home reno projects! Thanks for sharing your tips!

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      stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Thank you for this important information. I will need to buy supplies from somewhere so why not there. GBY.