Stager Fills Dream Home with ReStore Finds!

“Honey, I think you should come right now.” I whispered into my cell phone. I’m in Rockville at the ReStore standing in front of the perfect kitchen for our Mountain House…straight lines, perfect color, enough cabinet pieces, plus the price includes a full complement of stainless steel appliances. And, the whole package has just been reduced $2,000! What? You didn’t know The Habitat for Humanity … Continue reading Stager Fills Dream Home with ReStore Finds!

Easy Upcycled Greenhouses

Is the hint of Spring making your green thumb itch?  Here’s a great DIY project to get you ready for gardening! Create an upcycled ‘green’ greenhouse or observatory using salvaged windows, doors and other bits of reclaimed materials.  Come into our Gaithersburg and Silver Spring ReStores to get creative ideas and bargain materials.  We have windows & doors galore! Here are ideas of all shapes, sizes and … Continue reading Easy Upcycled Greenhouses

New Promises for the New Year

On Monday January 21st 2013, President Barack Obama delivered his second inaugural address, touching on planetary preservation and environmental consciousness. The President spoke of a path toward sustainable energy sources and acknowledged the importance of responding to the threat of climate change. He suggested that conservation of natural resources and development of new energy sources will guarantee the country’s continued strength and economic vitality. President … Continue reading New Promises for the New Year

Have a Green Halloween

With the skyrocketing prices of costumes, candy, decorations and other ghoulish accessories, Halloween has grown into a staggering $6 billion a year industry.  You don’t have to spend a fortune to celebrate. Practicing the three “R’s” —reduce, reuse, recycle—will not only save you money but will save the earth too. Every ghost, ghoul and goblin can become a do-it-yourselfer this time of year.  Show off … Continue reading Have a Green Halloween

Creating a tile mosaic at Celebrate Gaithersburg Day

  Sunday, September 16th marked the 31st annual Celebrate Gaithersburg Day in Olde Towne, and hundreds enjoyed the beautiful day soaking up the sights along Summit Avenue. Of course, Habitat for Humanity and ReStore of Montgomery County joined the fun. Monet and John were just two of the smiling faces greeting visitors. As you know, ReStore believes in a green lifestyle, so we wanted to … Continue reading Creating a tile mosaic at Celebrate Gaithersburg Day

Environmentally Friendly Mother’s Day Ideas

This Sunday is Mother’s Day. Instead of sending the usual vase of flowers that will last for a short time and need to be discarded, think about giving Mom a gift that won’t clutter her space or create more waste. Unclutterer has some great ideas for food, services, adventures and other gifts that will go over well. If Mom is a do-it-yourselfer, offer to take her … Continue reading Environmentally Friendly Mother’s Day Ideas

Celebrate Earth Day – Shop at ReStore for Great Sales!

April 22 is Earth Day and ReStore is celebrating with a sale of up to 75 percent off lots of items in the store. As you plan your Earth-friendly weekend, schedule some time to shop at ReStore and help us divert usable material from landfills. In 2011, ReStore diverted approximately 354 tons of material from landfills. Supporting ReStore by donating reusable items or shopping at the … Continue reading Celebrate Earth Day – Shop at ReStore for Great Sales!