ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

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


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • Better Yourself profile image

      Better Yourself 

      6 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!

    • stars439 profile image


      6 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.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)