Thift is in. Recycle, reuse, repurpose, and reclaim are the new “buzz” words. Years past, it was considered “scandalous” to purchasing something used or worn. With the growth of sustainability and being “green,” thrifty has taken on a whole new meaning.
Remember when you would have been considered “eccentric” or even “bizarre” to reuse your sandwich bag for an entire week, and now you are now labeled as “resourceful” or “imaginative!”
The ReStore is the Place to Experience Thrift!
Wake ReStores accept gently used materials such as home goods, furniture, building material, light fixtures, doors, windows, and mattresses. We then resell these items to the public at drastically reduced prices. The advantage of the ReStore is monumental. First, last year the ReStores diverted over 4,200 tons of materials that would have likely gone into local landfills. Second, we encourage creativity through the repurpose, reuse and recycling of materials. Lastly, proceeds from the ReStore support the mission of Habitat Wake to build safe, affordable homes in partnership with hardworking, low-income families. Last year, the ReStore funded the building of 10 homes in Wake County.
Wake ReStore’s Sell Mattresses and Box Springs
The Raleigh and Fuquay-Varina ReStore’s sell mattresses and box springs for all bed sizes. You can purchase reconditioned bedding at great prices. This concept, which once would have been considered “shocking” is safe, environmentally friendly and approved by the NC Department of Health and Human Services. Think back to the sandwich bag. Reuse with a purpose.
We accept gently worn mattresses and box springs that meet our stringent standards – items must be in good condition, have no tears, rips, stains, or structural defects. Bedding that is accepted is then delivered to a local vendor who reconditions the mattresses and box springs through a process of dry heat sanitation.
What is Dry Heat Sanitizing?
Dry heat sanitation process heats mattresses and upholstered furniture to a temperature of 230 degrees. This is a chemical free process that kills bed bugs, dust mites, blood borne pathogens and other living micro-organisms. Thought to be invented by the Romans, dry heat is one of the oldest sanitation methods in use. Dry heat sanitation is a process in which materials are subjected to high temperatures for a certain period of time. Heat is absorbed into the exterior layer and each subsequent layer until it reaches the core. As the item is heated to the appropriate temperature, all micro-organisms will be destroyed by oxidation. Mattresses are then inspected by hand for quality assurance purposes and receive a certification from NC State of Health and Human Services. All bedding is completely sealed in 3 mil mattress bags avoiding cross-contamination or re-soiling.
Pricing subject to change without notice.