The RE store is a well-known Seattle resource for donating and purchasing used goods. While the focus is on salvaged building materials (like doors, hardwood flooring and clawfoot bathtubs), there are plenty of funky and unique finds to keep things interesting!
Founded in 1993, The RE Store (which is different from the chain of ReStores run by Habitat for Humanity) is a community based non-profit with two locations in the Seattle area. In addition to buying and selling materials from homeowners, the company also offers salvage services and has been known to bring back goodies from old schools and bowling alleys.
With the mission statement of "waste reduction and inspiring a culture of reuse", The RE Store also offers DIY workshops and sponsors a Recycled Arts & Fashion show each year.
Homeowners can donate used material for a tax receipt or receive in-store trade credit (valued at 10%-25% of the resale price).
(Image: The RE Store)