Great bargains in new and used home merchandise are available at The Habitat for Humanity Restore , a national not-for-profit home accessories chain. In Miami, for example, the Restore recently received a donation of 500 vintage cloth napkins in excellent condition, according to Steve Levin, director. The Restore offered the napkins for 10 cents each and the collection sold out in just a few days.
At other Restore locations, nails are as cheap as 50 cents a box, doors are $10 and filing cabinets are $5 to $40, says Nancy Daly, chairwoman of The Habitat for Humanity Restore in Broward County. Restore sells desks priced from $25 to $250. The store's merchandise includes new furniture donated by national and regional stores such as City Furniture and El Dorado. In South Florida and throughout the country, Restores receive new furniture (slightly damaged or discontinued pieces) from major retailers.
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