Did you know your Knoxville Habitat for Humanity ReStore donations and purchases build hope for our ministry and our planet? Donations from individuals and businesses give reusable items and materials a second life and reduces waste in landfills. As a fellow sustainability advocate and a friend of the Knoxville Habitat ReStore, Help You Dwell is sharing some tips and tricks for keeping your home tidy and beautiful while also reducing your waste and blessing others’ homes.
For the past 8 years, Help You Dwell has had the honor of working alongside clients to help them reclaim their homes. From unpacking a brand new home to alphabetizing spices, no project is too big or too small.
If you’re reading this wondering what Help You Dwell (HYD) is, we are a Knoxville-owned lifestyle service dedicated to bringing peace + order to your home or workplace through professional organizing, packing and unpacking. This often means our team of experts thoughtfully listens to what areas are overwhelming and then refreshes those areas by creating a plan for how to bring peace to that space.
Frequently, that process starts with picking out items that have served their purpose but are now preventing that area from being used in a new or different way.
We encourage our clients to donate these gently used items for reuse to the Knoxville Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Afterall, what’s worn out in your space may refresh someone else’s space. ReStore shoppers seek good deals on clothes, furniture, appliances, construction items, and household goods.
When we choose to continually assess what items in our home are truly needed, and donate what items aren’t, those things have another life without going to the landfill, and that’s not only helping someone else, but the Earth too.
Sometimes a space needs a visual refresh such as a fresh coat of paint, or an updated fixture to breathe life into what previously may have been lackluster. Working with the Knoxville Habitat ReStore enables us to create the spaces we need and dream of while also helping others and saving ourselves some money too!
The tricky part is that this process of refreshing and evaluating is never-ending, because life is always changing, and consequently so are our needs, interests, and goals. As we continue to grow and change, may we constantly evaluate what deserves space in our home, what may be better served elsewhere, and how we can make the space more reflective of who we want to be.