9 Things to Donate When You are Renovating

9 Things to Donate When You Are Renovating

Are you getting your house renovated? If you are trying to refresh your home and bring in some new positive energy along the way, we would like to suggest you donate items to the Habitat for Humanity. It will make all the difference to your community.

You might consider some of the material trash, but we might be able to use this and help people in need. In addition, together we are going to help the environment by not just shifting goods to the landfill, but reusing all the material. You do not even have to worry about moving furniture and building materials since a lot of Habitat ReStores offer pickup. How convenient is this? 

Things You Can Donate

Let’s see what items you can donate to our Habitat Broward ReStore

  • Sinks, toilets and bathtubs

As these are probably the first to go from your home while renovating, you could donate them to us instead of moving them to the landfill. Our ReStore accepts white or off-white sinks and bathtubs with no staining and chipping. 

  • Kitchen cabinets

Are you remodeling your kitchen? You can donate kitchen cabinets once you decide to replace them. The cabinets ought to be in good condition – please ensure the drawer pulls are functional. Also, keep the drawers and doors together when donating.

  • Furniture

Every Habitat ReStore might accept different donations, but usually, they accept furniture like sofas, chairs, dining tables, filing cabinets, coffee tables, dressers, bed frames, end tables, and bookshelves. Make sure all furniture is undamaged, without any tears and stains.


  • Doors and windows

Someone else might find your internal and external doors very useful. Please make sure they are clean and undamaged. Sliding glass doors and windows are also welcome, but check for holes or cracks in the glass and make sure seals are in place before donating. We do not want anyone to be hurt if the glass is unstable and breaks. 

  • Working appliances

Consider donating refrigerators, stoves and washing machines. You can donate appliances if they are clean and in good working order. 

  • Lumber

If you wish to donate building material such as lumber, you can. However, the lumber you donate is required to come without exposed nails and screws since these can pose a safety hazard. Make sure wood has no ripped or sharp edges. Check the requirements with the nearest Habitat ReStore before you donate.

  • Tiles and wood flooring

Donate clean, undamaged tiles and wood flooring with no visible nails and screws. Find out about the requirements in your local Habitat ReStore before donating.

  • Lighting

You can donate light fixtures to us. They are often in great demand. Light switches, switch covers, and wiring can also be donated thus reducing your construction waste. 

  • Door handles and cabinet knobs

When you redecorate your home, you might opt for replacing door handles and cabinet knobs. If this is the case, you can donate them to Habitat ReStores. Make sure the fixtures are in good condition. Additionally, it would be best if all parts are placed and donated together. 

Renovating your home is a great way to bring a breath of fresh air in your life. In addition to this, you could help others by donating some of the items you would otherwise just get rid of. Instead of sending them to the landfill, think about donating to Habitat ReStores. 

When we sell the items that you donate, the money helps families build nice and affordable homes. You can be part of a process that helps whole families create independence, stability and a better future.

If you don’t know where to donate or if you have any questions, visit the support page to find out about other ways to donate to Habitat for Humanity