Bargain shopping, thrifting, and hunting through garage sales has become a necessity for many families due to the current state of the economy and is turning out to be a bit of a trend; and, it's a sustainable and creative way to shop. Habitat Tucson’s HabiStore has become the one-stop shop for thrifters, DIYers, and those looking to refresh their homes.
The HabiStore offers a treasure trove of unique items waiting to be discovered from unique furniture, cabinets, paint and more. In this blog, we'll explore the world of DIY shopping and how you can turn your finds into beautiful, customized pieces.
1. Treasure Hunting:
Finding new gems is an adventure. Walking into the HabiStore, you never know what you might stumble upon. From vintage furniture, bookshelves, patio furniture and antiques, the inventory changes daily! The HabiStore is a haven for those who appreciate the charm of second-hand items.
2. Working with a Budget?
No problem, on the first of the month the HabiStore discounts a lot of the inventory. HabiStore also offers 10% off to Senior Citizens on Tuesdays and 10% off to Military families. Before visiting, make a list of what you’re looking for and set a budget. It's easy to get carried away with all the exciting finds, but having a spending limit will help you stay on track and avoid overspending.
3. Finding Hidden Gems:
The key to successful HabiStore shopping is patience while you’re browsing for items with potential for transformation. You might not find what you’re looking for during your first visit or even online so check back regularly because our inventory is always changing thanks to our amazing community that donates in support of Habitat for Humanity Tucson.
4. Furniture Flip:
Don't underestimate the power of a good furniture find at the HabiStore. With some sanding, painting, and a little creativity, you can turn an old piece into a statement piece of furniture that fits perfectly into your home.
5. Repurposing and Upcycling:
As you wander through our store in person or online, let your imagination run wild with repurposing ideas. Creativity can spark when you least expect it – stay open and let the ideas come in!
6. Art and Decor:
The HabiStore is a great place to find one-of-a-kind pieces of art and decor items. From vintage mirrors to antique frames and quirky lamps, you can add character to your space with unique finds you’d never see in a big box store.
7. DIY Inspiration:
If you're new to DIY projects, there are plenty of online resources and tutorials to help you get started. YouTube and Pinterest are full of ideas for transforming what you find into something extraordinary.
8. Supporting Sustainability:
By shopping the HabiStore, you're contributing to a more sustainable and eco-friendly way of consuming. Reusing items reduces waste and lessens the demand for new production. Over the past 5 years, we’ve kept over 5,000 tons from going into landfills. We can do better and you help us every time you donate or shop at the HabiStore!
Shopping at the HabiStore isn't just about saving money; it's about embracing creativity, sustainability, and the joy of discovery. With a little imagination and some DIY skills, you can turn those treasures into unique, personalized items that reflect your style and personality. So, the next time you visit the HabiStore, keep an open mind and see what hidden gems you can uncover.