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Midweek Flash Sale – Appliances!

Posted by on Apr 3, 2018 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

Midweek Flash Sale – Appliances!

This Wednesday and Thursday, April 4th and 5th, 2018…

Take 25% off appliances!

The sale includes modern AND vintage appliances including washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, stoves, ovens, fridges, and microwaves with blue or orange tags.  We usually have a variety of basic, high-end, and some commercial appliances.

This stainless steel 6-burner range is down to $337.50 from $450 during the flash sale

Please note:  This sale does NOT include water heaters, window air conditioners, other heating and cooling equipment, items listed on eBay or Etsy, appliances from our ALCO consignment partner, select specialty items, or items with missing or damaged price tags. May not be combined with other sales.

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Can’t make it into the warehouse? Shop with us online!

Did you know that we also sell items online? All proceeds help us continue to lift up local communities through reuse. Find vintage decor, bathroom fixtures, machinery, commercial items, and more in our eBay store; vintage hardware and decor in our Etsy store; and high-end furniture in our Chairish store.

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Community Forklift aims to turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by diverting landfill waste, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating green jobs. Every dollar you spend in our warehouse helps us lift up local communities through reuse.

April Sales – Lighting & Ceiling Fans

Posted by on Mar 31, 2018 in Billboard, Blog, Monthly Sales, Sales | 0 comments

April Sales – Lighting & Ceiling Fans

Throughout the month of April 2018, enjoy the following sales:

40% off Lighting

Save 40% on blue and orange tag lighting, from mid-century fixtures to antique chandeliers. Sale includes overhead lights, flush-mounted lights, wall sconces, patio lights, lamps, and fluorescent fixtures from every era! Sale does not include other light parts or electrical supplies.

40% off Ceiling Fans

Save 40% on modern and vintage ceiling fans with or without lights. Sale does not include other light parts or electrical supplies.

Please note: Monthly sales do not include select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed online. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Monthly sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions.

Remember, if you can’t make it in to see us, visit our eBay and Etsy stores for some great finds!

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Community Forklift aims to turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by diverting landfill waste, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating green jobs. Every dollar you spend in our warehouse helps us lift up local communities through reuse.

Welcome, Larkin Glass!

Posted by on Mar 31, 2018 in Antiques & Vintage, Billboard, Blog, Consignment items, Forklifter Profiles, Just arrived, Our Partners | 0 comments

Welcome, Larkin Glass!

Hello Forklift Fans!

We are excited to announce the arrival of our newest consignment partner –

Larkin Glass!

Philip Larkin began a limited-run consignment with us in mid-March, so you may have seen some of his pieces already hanging in the warehouse. His collection includes a variety of vintage stained glass pieces, some still in their original frames, featuring beautiful designs and patterns. Each tag includes interesting background information about the piece, such as the country of origin. Prices of current stock range from $75 – $325.

The first installment of approximately 15 pieces arrived in mid-March, and more will be delivered as our current stock sells. But these won’t be around forever! Our consignment agreement is running only until the last of Philip’s collection is sold, at which point we’ll stop receiving more. So don’t wait too long to come check these beauties out!

Weekend Flash Sale – Doors & Mantels

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, News, Sales | 0 comments

This weekend at the Forklift, Saturday & Sunday March 31st & April 1st, 2018, dig into the following deals:

50% off doors

That’s right – take HALF OFF the blue or orange price tag on any door on the warehouse floor. The sale includes all kinds of interior and exterior doors, including antique wood panel doors, oversized doors, modern doors, French doors, bifold doors, louvered, security doors, storm doors, screen doors, surplus doors, and doors in frames.

50% off Mantels

Take 50% off the blue or orange price tags on mantelpieces. This sale does not include other fireplace accessories or HVAC equipment.

Priced at $795, this mantelpiece is only $397.50 during the sale

Please note: Flash sales do not include select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed online. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Flash sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions.

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Can’t make it to the warehouse? Shop with us online!

Did you know that in addition to treasure-hunting in our warehouse, you can also shop for Community Forklift items online? On eBay and Etsy we offer a broad range of vintage bathroom fixtures, machinery, commercial items, and vintage treasures. On Chairish, we offer high-end furniture and architectural items.

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Community Forklift aims to turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by diverting landfill waste, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating green jobs. Every dollar you spend in our warehouse helps us lift up local communities through reuse.

Veterans use Forklift materials to create prize-winning art

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in Blog, Community Giving Programs, Community Happenings, Customer Creations, Forklifter Profiles, Ideas for Reuse & Repurposing, News, Non-profit partners, Our Partners | 0 comments

Hello Forklift Fans,

We have some great news about a partner that we’ve previously featured on our blog!

Art Therapy for Veterans Administration DC Medical Center Residents is an organization that offers art therapy sessions at the Medical Center’s Community Living Center.  Kasse Andrews-Weller, a program volunteer and military veteran herself, connected the program with Community Forklift last year, and helped them make great use of our Community Building Blocks program.

Members of Art Therapy for Veterans Administration DC Medical Center Residents.

With their CBB grant, Art Therapy for Veterans Administration DC Medical Center Residents has received free picture frames, tiles, paint, and other supplies from Forklift for use in art therapy sessions.

Just last week, Kasse shared an exciting update! She and Michael Green, a disabled US Army Veteran who participates in the art therapy program with Kasse, entered the National Veterans Creative Arts Competition in the group art category. Their piece, which was painted on wood parquet squares from Community Forklift, won first place at the D.C. level, and is being forwarded to the National Competition.  We wish them luck!

Michael and Kasse’s prize-winning piece

Mr. Green is an honorary member of the Capitol Hill Art League and is regarded as a great example of how the Medical Center’s art therapy program has helped veterans. Kasse reported that in 2017, Mr. Green was honored to exhibit and sell his own work in open calls. Of their recent win, she said “as you can see Michael is so proud, he is wearing his ribbon!”

Mr. Green with his blue ribbon

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Community Forklift aims to turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region. If you like what you see and want to help us support more amazing projects like this one, you can make a financial contribution on our website. Your support is crucial to our work.  Every gift, large or small, helps us lift up local communities through reuse.

Midweek Flash Sale – Bathroom Fixtures

Posted by on Mar 26, 2018 in Blog, Flash Sale, Ideas for Reuse & Repurposing | 0 comments

Midweek Flash Sale – Bathroom Fixtures

Thinking about upgrading your bathroom? Now is the time!

This Tuesday, Wednesday, AND Thursday – March 27th, 28th, & 29th, 2018 – we’re having a flash sale in the plumbing department

40% off Bathroom Fixtures

These brand new Eljer toilets are only $45 during the sale!

For the next THREE DAYS, save big on modern and vintage bathroom sinks, vanities, tubs, and medicine cabinets. We’ve got a lot of surplus, new-in-box toilets and sinks out on the floor, all in varying shades of white, that are included in the sale.

The flash sale does not include tile, shower doors and shower pans, faucets, plumbing parts or hardware, “clouches” (clawfoot tub couches), other types of cabinetry, or mirrors not attached to medicine cabinets.

Don’t need a toilet indoors? Take advantage of the sale and get yourself a new garden planter!

Please note: Flash sales do not include select specialty items, items from our consignment vendors, or items listed online. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Flash sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions.

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Can’t make it to the warehouse? Shop with us online!

Did you know that in addition to treasure-hunting in our warehouse, you can also shop for Community Forklift items online? On eBay and Etsy we offer a broad range of vintage bathroom fixtures, machinery, commercial items, and vintage treasures. On Chairish, we offer high-end furniture and architectural items.

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Community Forklift aims to turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by diverting landfill waste, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating green jobs. Every dollar you spend in our warehouse helps us lift up local communities through reuse.

Yes, we still have some garden supplies left…

Posted by on Mar 25, 2018 in Blog, Gardening, Parties at Community Forklift | 0 comments

Thanks to all who came to yesterday’s Garden Party!

If you couldn’t make it, come visit us today.  We do still have some flowerpots, gardening books, and landscaping tools for your shopping pleasure.

There are also some beautiful limited-edition t-shirts left too!  Come pick one up and support your favorite reuse center – proceeds will help us continue to lift up local communities through reuse, create green jobs and provide free materials to neighbors in need.

Are you ready for all the garden goodies?

Posted by on Mar 23, 2018 in Blog, Community Happenings, Events, Fundraising, Gardening, News, Parties at Community Forklift, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Are you ready for all the garden goodies?

The Garden Party is here!

This week was a snowy start to the season, but we’re still ready to Get Our Spring On tomorrow with all you Forklift Fans! Tonight is Garden Party Eve, and just like every other year, our Salvage Superheroes are busy sorting, pricing, and merchandising all the gardening goodies that will be available tomorrow!

As you’re planning your day tomorrow, remember:

  • Bring your friends and family to join in the fun: live music, yummy food, free gardening workshops, lots of local vendors and experts, plus a lot more Forklift fun!
  • Wear your Garden Party finery for a chance to win the costume contest and to show your spring spirit!
  • We begin selling garden tools & supplies at 9am, however we know this Saturday is extremely busy with important events. Planning for our annual fundraiser begins months in advance and involves many partners and volunteers, so unfortunately we were not able to move it by the time the March for Our Lives was confirmed. We know many gardeners are disappointed, so keep in mind we will be putting more supplies out throughout the day – and anything not sold before we close at 6pm will be available on Sunday while supplies last.
  • Proceeds support our work to create green jobs, reduce waste, educate the public about reuse, and provide free supplies to nonprofits and neighbors in need.

We can’t wait to see you here!

Partner Spotlight: Maryland House & Garden Pilgrimage

Posted by on Mar 22, 2018 in Blog, Community Happenings, Events, News, Non-profit partners, Our Partners, Parties at Community Forklift | 0 comments

We’re excited to share that we’ve partnered with the the Maryland House & Garden Pilgrimage for this year’s Garden Party!

Started in 1930, The Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage (MHGP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of architecturally significant properties in the State of Maryland. Each year they organize full day tours of historic properties in multiple counties, and each county’s tour includes seven or eight properties.

If you’re the type of person who always wants to peek into the old house at the end of the lane, now’s your chance! Purchasing tickets allows an inside look at extraordinary historic and contemporary properties and gardens across the county.

A 1911 home on the 2016 pilgrimage.

Join us at the warehouse on March 24, 2018 (9am-3pm) to buy your tickets!

Tickets for each day’s tour are $40.00 on day of the tour and $35.00 if bought pre-tour. Proceeds from the tour support designated preservation projects in each host community. To date, the Pilgrimage has raised more than $1 million for the preservation and restoration of architecturally significant properties throughout the State of Maryland, while entertaining and educating thousands of attendees.

The 2018 Tour dates are as follows:

Prince George’s County:       Saturday, April 21st, 2018
Anne Arundel County:          Saturday, April 28th, 2018
Talbot County:                        Saturday, May 12th, 2018
Cecil County:                           Sunday, May 20th, 2018
St. Mary’s County:                  Saturday, May 26th, 2018

 

The Gardens at Edgevale Road were a 2016 destination.

MHGP joins our other 2018 Garden Party partners:

Anacostia Watershed Society
Prince George’s County Department of the Environment
ECO City Farms
Elements of Nature
Capitol Hill Art League
Colmar Manor Garden Club
Hyattsville Horticulture Society
MOM’s Organic Market
Prince George’s County Master Gardener Program (University of Maryland Extension)
Veteran Compost

Click here for more Garden Party details!

Closed for a snow day today…

Posted by on Mar 21, 2018 in Blog, Community Happenings, Community Happenings, Events, Fundraising, Gardening, general, News, Parties at Community Forklift | 0 comments

Closed for a snow day today…

…but we’re still going to be ready for Saturday’s Garden Party!

Community Forklift is closed today, Wednesday March 21st.  Stay warm, and come see us when the snow melts!

We hope to be open tomorrow – and we promise you’ll still find lots of fun activities and bargains at the Garden Party this weekend.  In fact, if you’re home for the snow day today, it’s a great time to dig through your closet and find a spring outfit or hat that will win you a gift certificate!