‘Tis the season for decking the halls and gathering with family and friends. From decorating and cooking, to shopping and gift wrapping, this is one of the busiest times of the year. Here are five ways you can prep for the holidays with a little help from Habitat for Humanity Niagara ReStores.
1. Spruce up your hearth and home
Your halls might need an update before they can be fully decked. But refreshing your home doesn’t have to cost a fortune: check out the ReStore’s large selection of affordable tools and renovation materials; swap out your tired furniture for something a bit more modern; create a focal point in your dining room with a new chandelier; or install a new faucet in your powder room or kitchen. Even small changes can make a big difference!
2. Décor galore
Whether they’re in your house or on it, holiday decorations are a surefire way to showcase your Christmas cheer. From lights and garlands to candles, ornaments, and festive dinnerware, there are dozens of ways to inject a little Christmas spirit into your home. Check out the ReStore’s collection of holiday décor, housewares, and accessories.
3. Festive feasting
The holidays are a time for friends, family, and FOOD! Make sure your Christmas cookies and turkey dinners don’t disappoint by upgrading your range, and prepare to tackle that mountain of dishes with the help of a new dishwasher. Ditch the decades-old casserole dish for new cookware and get ready for endless turkey leftovers with a new air fryer, toaster oven, or microwave.
4. Lay the table
The centre of any holiday celebration is always the dining room – a place to gather with those you love most and enjoy that meal you worked so hard to prepare. Make sure you have enough room for all of your guests with a new-to-you dining set, update your dinnerware or cutlery, or showcase your favourite dishes in a vintage China cabinet.
5. Gifts for all
With hundreds of brand-new products, as well as unique finds and collectibles, the ReStore is a great place to snag gifts for everyone on your list. From the little ones to the fashionista to the DIYer, the ReStore has you covered, with toys, clothing, accessories, and more. Browse our handy gift guide for inspiration. Still stumped? Grab a ReStore gift certificate!
Thanks to our customers, donors, partners, and volunteers, many Habitat for Humanity homeowners have a safe home in which to celebrate this holiday season. Learn more about Habitat for Humanity Niagara’s mission to transform the lives of families through affordable housing.