Everyone knows about Thanksgiving and Black Friday, but do you know about #SmallBusinessSaturday?
This comes on the Saturday following Black Friday and encourages consumers to show their local businesses some love too! In such a challenging year, it’s as crucial as ever to support the businesses that we want to stick around.
The ReStore has been no stranger to the challenges that many small businesses are facing this year. State mandates, a decrease in in-store traffic, and a tough economy are all things that are slowing sales. The Habitat Monroe ReStore has been so grateful for its loyal supporters. Those who have made appointments to shop when the store was closed to the public, those who continue to donate, those who continue to participate in store sales, the community has been a tremendous support during this rough time. The ReStore has been able to continue to raise funds for affordable housing in the community and Habitat Monroe is so thankful.
Now, the ReStore might not seem like the first place that someone would think of while shopping for the holidays but all it takes is a little inspiration to see the magic of the ReStore.
For shoppers who are more DIY-inclined, the ReStore is the perfect place to find one-of-a-kind pieces that are perfect for restoring and customizing. After all, what makes a better gift than something unique and hand-made? Get inspired by our friend Amy, of Upcycled_DesignsbyAmy! All month on our social media, we’ve been showing her work, many pieces and materials actually came from the ReStore. Amy really puts ‘ReStore’ in restoration!
Not only does the ReStore have these hidden gem pieces but they also have a large selection of building supplies. Or in this case, customization supplies, and at a fraction of the price of local hardware stores! All it takes to achieve the hand-crafted beauty of Amy’s restored pieces is some elbow-grease and a vision! Visit Amy’s Instagram page for more inspiration and see how she was able to transform recycled pieces from the ReStore into new, cozy pieces for your home!
Where else are you going to find beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces like this?! Certainly not Amazon. Your loved ones will be appreciative that you took the time to create something special, something that they won’t have to look for a receipt to return! Something like this custom serving tray (pictured below), made with upcycled materials from the ReStore (Thank you, Upcycled_DesignsByAmy!) is the perfect, simple project that will bring joy to the entertainers in your life.
ReStore gift cards are also available if you are not the crafty one in your family, but you know someone who is! Give them the gift of the DIY wonderland that is the ReStore.
The best part of all, is that when you make a purchase at the ReStore, you’re not lining the pockets of a billionaire but you’re contributing to affordable housing, right here in your own neighborhood. Shopping at the ReStore is a win-win for everyone – unique gifts, community giving, so many possibilities.
This #SmallBusinessSaturday, and all holiday-season long, remember the ReStore!