CLARKSVILLE, TENN. — There are thrifters… and then there are thrifters. Erica Wolfe and her daughter fall into the camp of serious thrifters. They find their treasures — which they transform into creative home decor projects — on the cheap at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 408 Madison St.
“I love that place,” said Wolfe. “I think it’s the best thing since peanut butter and jelly.”
The flea-market-like space is filled with thousands of objects, where the odd drawer pull, floor tile or sink is a hidden treasure simply waiting to be found at bargain basement prices.
The store is an arm of Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit Christian housing organization with a goal of eradicating homelessness and substandard housing. Through its sales of donated building materials, fixtures and appliances it funnels funds into Habitat for Humanity projects. By recycling such items, the Restore also saves a tons and tons of building materials from landing in the landfill.
It’s a win-win situation.