8 Tips to Finding that Perfect Item at the ReStore!

Measure – Know how much space you have in your home for a new piece of furniture or large appliance. There’s no bigger frustration than buying a great, new addition to your living space and finding out it doesn’t fit. Know before you go.

Have a plan – When you walk into the ReStore for the first time, the amount of inventory might overwhelm you. Walking through the rows and the numerous options might make you forget what you really came in the store for – so next time you head our way, know what you’re looking for, find it first and then explore the other amazing offers we have in stock!

Compare prices for similar items at retail stores – You will often find high-quality furniture and home goods at the ReStore. By knowing what a similar piece would sell for at a big box store or Ikea, you will be thrilled to see that our prices are often 30-40% off their full-price counterparts.

No tax – As a non-profit organization, you never pay HST at our ReStores.

Come prepared – If you know you’re looking to buy a large item – a couch, hutch, fridge, etc. – make sure you have a plan to get it home. As a non-profit store, the ReStore is unable to deliver.

Keep coming back – The ReStore’s inventory is constantly changing. Keep checking back to find new treasures! And sign up for our weekly ReStore newsletter for deals and updates on what’s in stock!

Repurpose and upcycle – Don’t let the small details convince you not to buy it – you can change almost anything to fit your design needs. Those goofy looking doorknobs or funky lampshades can be swapped out or painted to turn your piece into a unique item perfectly suited to fit into your home.

One item in, one item out – Okay, so now you’ve found that perfect piece, but need to declutter a little to make it pop in your living space. Donate your older, gently used items back to the ReStore! All proceeds from both ReStores help build homes and build hope in the Greater Ottawa Area.