Sales & Hot Items

July Sale & Granite Giveaway

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Billboard, Blog, general, Green Living, Ideas for Reuse, Ideas for Reuse & Repurposing, Monthly Sales, Sales | 0 comments

30% Off Stone Counters:

Throughout July, take 30% off the regular price on granite, marble, and stone counter pieces of all sizes.  Sale does not include laminate, Corian, or other types of counters; stone tile; pavers or landscaping stones; counters with sinks; or vanity sets.  Sale does not include select specialty or consignment items, items sold online, or items with damaged or missing price tags. May not be combined with other sales.

Granite GIVEAWAY: 

This month, granite counter remnants of 3 square feet or less are free while supplies last!  Giveaway does not include other types of stone, stone tile, intact vanity tops, masonry, landscaping stones, etc.

There are so many upcycling projects to try.  For example, Lacy Craver used scraps of granite backsplash to make nice shelves for a little nook.

Blowout Storewide Sale! Plus, do some good – and get ready to party

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Community Giving Programs, Community Happenings, Events, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Forklift First Friday, general, News, Sales | 0 comments

The fireworks haven’t even begun, but we are already super excited… we’re thrilled to share that Community Forklift is a semi-finalist in the eBay Shine awards for Small Business!

Many of our long-time donors & customers have been voting daily, but we need EVERYONE to vote!  Please vote once a day from now through July 14th.A few seconds of your time could do a LOT of good for our nonprofit.  If we get the most votes, we can win up to $10,000 and publicity to help us reach a larger online audience – which will mean increased revenue to lift up communities here in the DC area!  We can keep more good stuff out of landfills; offer more green jobs; and provide more free materials to community groups, seniors, vets, and neighbors in need.

But what about the sale, you ask?  

To celebrate our good news, AND the July 4th holiday,

we’re having a 4-day sale!

On July 1st – July 4th, 2017,

Save 40% Storewide

We’re open from 9am  – 6pm on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, AND Tuesday, and almost everything in the warehouse is on sale.  Take 40% off modern AND vintage items, including tile, furniture, appliances, windows, shutters, doors, mantels, sinks, light fixtures, architectural salvage, and much, much more!

Sale does not include lumber, masonry, select specialty items, items sold online, or items from our consignment partners.  Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold.  May not be combined with other sales.  

 

And remember…

Forklift First Friday is this week!

Pop-up Market & Party this Friday, July 7th from 6pm – 8pm

Why stop celebrating on July 4th when you can keep going all week?  Bring your friends, family, neighbors, and friendly leashed pets for a fun evening at our warehouse!
We’ll have a mystery salvage sale, revealed at the beginning of the event.  The Ron Hicks Project will croon jazz and blues on the loading dock while you enjoy dinner from Honey’s Empanada Food Truck, sip craft beer and wine from Town Center Market, and browse the works of local artists.  Adults and kids can do an upcycling craft project, and be amazed by magician Matt Neufeld.
Get all the details and invite your friends on our Facebook page.

Such a huge selection of kitchen cabinets!

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in Blog, general, Green Living, Ideas for Reuse, Ideas for Reuse & Repurposing, News, Things for Sale | 0 comments

I am not sure we’ve ever had more cabinet sets in stock than we do right now.  We have the equivalent of 38 kitchens squeezed into our warehouse, of every size and style.  If you’ve been thinking of re-doing your kitchen or adding storage to your laundry room or garage, now is the time!

Apartment Therapy has a great round-up of other uses for cabinets – wouldn’t it be fun to have a window seat, or beautiful built-in bookshelves?

Cabinets were used as the base for these pretty bookshelves – details at sarahshermansamuel.com

While we have your attention…

please vote today!

Do you appreciate having a hometown reuse center where you can donate or shop for cabinets and all sorts of home essentials?  Please vote for us in the eBay Shine awards for Small Business!

We have been selected as a semi-finalist from among 2,400 small businesses nationwide, and we need your votes to win.  If we get the most votes, we can win up to $10,000 and publicity to help us reach a larger online audience – which will mean increased revenue to lift up communities here in the DC area!  We can keep more good stuff out of landfills; offer more green jobs; and provide more free materials to community groups, seniors, vets, and neighbors in need.

Please vote once a day,  every day, through July 14.  

A few seconds of your time each day could do a lot of good.  Please ask your friends to vote too!

Midweek Flash Sale: 25% off Carpet

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, general, News, Sales | 0 comments

This Wednesday & Thursday,

June 28th & 29th, 2017

Take 25% off carpet and rugs

Carpet suppliers sometimes offer us very nice surplus carpet.  We haven’t been able to accept much because it comes in rolls that are hundreds of feet long, and we just weren’t able to handle it.  However… thanks to all the wonderful Forklift Fans who shop and donate with us, we finally raised enough funds to buy a carpet-cutting machine!  We set it up in our processing warehouse, and have been busy cutting beautiful carpet into sizes that are useful in homes.

To celebrate, we’re having a carpet sale!.  Take 25% off the marked prices on carpet and rugs, including bargain rolls priced at $10 AND surplus wool carpet rolls.

Some exclusions apply.  Items with missing or damaged tags will not be sold.  This sale does NOT include carpet with missing or damaged price tags, select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, items listed online, tile or other types of flooring. May not be combined with other sales.

And while we have your attention…

did you vote today?

We’re so excited that Community Forklift is a finalist in the eBay Shine Awards for Small Business!  Please cast your vote each day from now through July 14th to help us win up to $10,000 and other prizes that can help us do more good in the DC area.

Before & After: cheap chair projects

Posted by on Jun 24, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Green Living, Ideas for Reuse, Ideas for Reuse & Repurposing, Sales | 0 comments

Thinking about checking out our furniture and carpet sale this weekend (June 24 & 25)? Pick up chairs at a bargain, and use paint to transform them into a bohemian or farmhouse style!

(Oops paint is $5 a gallon, and chairs start at just $2.50 during the sale!)

Top photo is from the Community Forklift Warehouse, and the bottom photo is from Decor8blog.com

Here are more chair projects to inspire you:

Turn the back of a chair into a scarf rack (from EveofReduction.com)

Create colorful hanging planters to brighten up a fence (from Jen Bowles Design)

 

In addition to sweet old wood chairs, we get a lot of metal and plastic chairs.  But never fear – they have upcycling potential, too!

Give new life to a tired desk chair (from SugarBeeCrafts.com)

If you find a sturdy, comfy chair but the leather (or pleather) upholstery is discolored, try this trick! (from CookingWithRuthie.com)

With silver spray paint and wooden slats, Maria Ahlbrandt turned dusty black chairs into a sleek modern bench.

 

 

Weekend Flash Sale: Furniture & Carpet

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, general, Sales | 0 comments

This Saturday & Sunday,

June 24th & 25th, 2017

Take 50% OFF FURNITURE

& 25% OFF CARPET ROLLS

Chairs and desks and wool carpet, oh my!

Here are the details:

Take 5o% off furniture with orange & blue tags.  This includes modern AND vintage dining tables, chairs, bookshelves, stereo cabinets. entertainment centers, dressers, night stands, bed frames and head boards, file cabinets, and desks!

Take 25% off rolls of carpet, including bargain rolls priced at $10 AND beautiful surplus wool carpet rolls.

Some exclusions apply.  Items with missing or damaged tags will not be sold.  This sale does NOT include patio or porch furniture, items with missing or damaged price tags, select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, items listed online, tile or other types of flooring, kitchen or bathroom cabinets or other built-ins, workbenches or tool stands. May not be combined with other sales.

A few cabinets can become something very cool…

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Blog, Flash Sale, Green Living, Ideas for Reuse, Ideas for Reuse & Repurposing, Sales | 0 comments

One day left for the Cabinet Flash Sale

This Thursday, June 22nd, take

40% off cabinets priced at $1,200 or less

Sale includes cabinet sets and individual cabinets, as well as cabinet doors and drawers.  This sale does not include select specialty items, items with missing or damaged price tags, living room furniture pieces, vanity & sink sets, medicine cabinets, work benches or tool stands, items from our consignment vendors or items listed online. This sale may not be combined with other offers.

We’ve got a nice selection of cabinet sets right now, so it’s a great time to upgrade your kitchen or  add storage in a garage, laundry room, bathroom, or mudroom.  Or…

Try an upcycling project!  

Individual cabinets start at just $3 each during the sale.  Turn cabinet doors into craft supply storage, an upper cabinet into a window seat, a cabinet box into colorful storage, or a base cabinet into a beautiful cooler:

 

Photo Sources:

Top left- Meridian Road Blog; Top right- Apartment Therapy; Bottom left- DIY MJ on Pinterest; Bottom right- The Douangphila Blog

Midweek Flash Sale: Cabinets!

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

This Wednesday & Thursday,

June 21 & 22, 2017

take 40% off cabinets priced at $1,200 or less

Sale includes cabinet sets and individual cabinets, as well as cabinet doors and drawers.  This sale does not include select specialty items, items with missing or damaged price tags, living room furniture pieces, vanity & sink sets, medicine cabinets, workbenches or tool stands, items from our consignment vendors or items listed online. This sale may not be combined with other offers.

 

Maybe you don’t need a cabinet, but you could use some hardware to fix up your existing cabinetry… Remember, we’ve got a lot of hardware and unique items online in our eBay and Etsy stores!  All proceeds support our work to lift up DC-area communities through reuse.

Weekend Sale: Power & Hand Tools!

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, general, Sales | 0 comments

Tool Sale

40% off  Modern & Vintage Tools

Saturday & Sunday, June 17th & 18th, 2017

This sale includes blue-tag and orange-tag tools, including modern and vintage tools.

Flash sale does NOT include appliances; HVAC, plumbing, hardware, or electrical parts; select specialty items; items with missing or damaged price tags; items sold online; or items from our consignment partners (Tanglewood Works, Treincarnation, Salvage Arts, Alco Appliances and Amazon Paint). May not be combined with other sales.

Make sure to keep your receipt in case your power tool is not working properly!  Although most items in our warehouse are sold as-is,  you may return power tools within 3 weeks of purchase for any reason if you have your receipt.

Please Note:  Some exclusions apply.  Flash sales and freebies do not include select specialty items, consignment items, or items sold online. Items with missing or damaged tags will not be sold.

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Need a Father’s Day present?  

While you’re here shopping for tools, pick up a present for dad, too.  We’ve got gift cards,

Forklift t-shirts,

and nifty items for guys who like antiques (like this vintage shaving kit!)

 

 

 

 

 

Midweek Flash Sale – Lighting and Tables!

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

This Wednesday and Thursday, June 14-15, 2017, we have a big FLASH SALE for you!

Modern and vintage lighting is 50% off.

This includes ceiling fans, shades & bulbs with BLUE and ORANGE tags.  Sale includes a large variety of chandeliers, flush mounted lights, wall sconces, patio lights, lamps, and fluorescent fixtures!  Sale does not include select specialty items, other light parts or electrical supplies, white-tag items from our Salvage Arts consignment partner, items listed online, or items with missing or damaged price tags.

ALSO

Tables priced at $50 and under are 75% off! (Yes, you read that right!)

This includes coffee tables, sofa tables, side tables and dining tables. Sale does not include select specialty items, items from our Salvage Arts consignment partner, items listed online, or items with missing or damaged price tags.

Beautiful chalk painted table from One Artsy Momma.

Check out this blog post to see how a little elbow grease can turn a tired old table into a work of art!