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Save 25% on modern and vintage lighting December 24 & 26!

Posted by on Dec 23, 2022 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, online sales, Sales, Sales & Hot Items, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Save 25% on modern and vintage lighting December 24 & 26!

25% off lighting!

Saturday, December 24 & Monday, December 26

Support a community nonprofit and save money at the same time! Unique modern and vintage lighting in our reuse warehouse, in the Community Forklift Marketplace, and in our eBay store is 25% off.


Three ways to save!

This Saturday & Monday, December 24 & 26, take 25% off the price on hundreds of lights, from modern fixtures to antique chandeliers. The discount includes glass shades and globes, overhead lights, flush-mounted lights, wall sconces, outdoor lighting, fluorescent fixtures, and lamps. Please wear a facemask that covers your mouth and nose while in the public spaces at Community Forklift. Thank you! Our reuse warehouse is closed Christmas Day, December 25, but will be open for regular 12 – 5pm hours the rest of the week.


We’ve listed a selection of the lighting from our reuse warehouse online in the Community Forklift Marketplace. This Saturday through Monday, December 24 – 26, browse the lighting collection there and save 25% as well. Within five days of purchase, visit our warehouse for pick-up.


Most items — including lighting — in the Community Forklift eBay store are 25% off through the end of 2022. If you have any questions about the discount or a particular listed item, please contact our online team using the “contact seller” link available in any of our listings. The items in the eBay store are only available online and are not on display at the reuse warehouse.


Community Forklift provides free home repair supplies and other essentials to households with limited resources through our Home Essentials Program. If you or someone you know needs lighting or other supplies but will have difficulty paying for them, please take a look!


Please note: discount does not include light parts or electrical supplies in the reuse warehouse, select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed online in our Chairish shop. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. May not be combined with other discounts or promotions.

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Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by keeping perfectly good items out of the landfill, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs.

Save 25% on items in our eBay store for the rest of the year 2022!

Posted by on Dec 19, 2022 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Holidays and Long Weekends, online sales, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Save 25% on items in our eBay store for the rest of the year 2022!

Prices in our eBay store have dropped until the ball drops!

Save 25% on items in our award-winning eBay store now through midnight (EST) on December 31st. You’ll find new and vintage tools, stunning light fixtures, new commercial items, appliances and replacement appliance parts, new and vintage hardware, vintage bath fixtures, and MUCH more!

Note: discount does not apply to tile, shipping costs, or items listed on the Community Forklift Marketplace. Discounts may not be combined with other sales or promotions.

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Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by keeping perfectly good items out of the landfill, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs. 

Save 25% on appliances at our reuse warehouse and online December 17 – 19

Posted by on Dec 16, 2022 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Save 25% on appliances at our reuse warehouse and online December 17 – 19

Appliances are 25% off December 17 – 19!

Save 25% on appliances, including dishwashers, ranges and cooktops, refrigerators, microwaves, stove hoods, wall ovens, washing machines, and dryers.  The discount runs Saturday – Monday, December 17 – 19, and includes both modern and vintage items. We offer a 3-week return policy on most Forklift appliances and we also offer 5 days of free storage to give you time to arrange for transportation, if needed!

TWO WAYS TO SAVE!

Please wear a facemask that covers your mouth and nose while in the public spaces at Community Forklift. Thank you! Our warehouse hours are Monday – Sunday, 12 – 5 pm.


Community Forklift provides free home repair supplies and other essentials to households with limited resources through our Home Essentials Program. If you or someone you know needs appliances or other supplies but will have difficulty paying for them, please take a look!


Please note: discount does not include appliances from our ALCO consignment partner, water heaters, window air conditioners, other heating and cooling equipment, items listed in our eBay store, or select specialty items. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Discount may not be combined with other offers.

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Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by keeping perfectly good items out of the landfill, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs. 

Whimsical nature-inspired luxury homeware designs by Michael Aram

Posted by on Dec 13, 2022 in Blog, Just arrived, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Whimsical nature-inspired luxury homeware designs by Michael Aram

Whether you’re holiday shopping or finding something for your own home, we’ve got a lot of great housewares and home décor available at our reuse warehouse and online on the Community Forklift Marketplace. From modern luxury items to unique vintage designs, there are pieces at below market prices for all sorts of tastes.

One of the more recent additions to the Marketplace is a collection of beautiful pieces by award-winning metal-ware designer Michael Aram. Known for his luxury home and jewelry designs, Michael’s whimsical and witty work is inspired by nature and mythology. Check out the collection below and visit the Community Forklift Marketplace for more information. To see the pieces in person, visit the reuse warehouse any day between 12 and 5 pm.

Please note: In order to help prevent community spread of Covid, flu, and RSV during the holiday season, we are reinstating our mandatory facemask policy at the reuse warehouse for Community Forklift customers and employees. The policy will be in effect until at least January 8, 2023, at which point we’ll revaluate. Thank you for helping keep our community safe this season!


‘Anemone’ Vase

Medium size ‘Anemone’ vase by luxury designer Michael Aram. Made with hand textured stainless steel with a black nickelplate finish and embellished with natural and oxidized brass and a white enamel flower. Marked on the bottom. Very gently used with light scratches in the stainless interior only. More info and photos are on the Community Forklift Marketplace.
Original retail price: $395. Community Forklift Price: $215.


‘Anemone’ Bowl and Salad Servers

Large size ‘Anemone’ bowl and matching salad servers by luxury designer Michael Aram. Made with hand textured stainless steel with a black nickelplate finish and embellished with natural and oxidized brass and a white enamel flower. Marked on the bottom; utensils are marked at the back of the handles. Very gently used with light scratches in the stainless interior only. More info and photos are on the Community Forklift Marketplace.
Original retail price: $445 for the bowl and $140 for the servers. Community Forklift price: $325 for both


‘Calla Lily’ Candleholder

‘Calla Lily’ double candleholder by luxury designer Michael Aram. Made with long, curling brass stems, a white marble base, and lilies with white enamel interiors. Holds two 0.75″ diameter candles. Marked on the bottom. Very gently used with a couple of light scratches in the gold finish. More info and photos are on the Community Forklift Marketplace.
Original retail price: $235. Community Forklift price: $125


‘Monstera’ Centerpiece

This large, sculptural centerpiece in the shape of a monstera leaf is from the New Leaves decorative collection by luxury designer Michael Aram. It shines in a high quality gold tone finish with a clear, glossy enamel. Very gently used. There are a couple of tiny scuffs to the finish on the underside that don’t show. More info and photos are on the Community Forklift Marketplace.
Original retail price: $415. Community Forklift price: $225.


‘Palace’ Cake Stand

‘Palace’ Collection cake stand designed by luxury designer Michael Aram with a nickel plated base and a white marble top inlaid with a mother-of-pearl flower. Signed on the bottom. Very gently used with no chips or cracks. More info and photos are on the Community Forklift Marketplace
Original retail price: $295. Community Forklift price: $145.


Looking for more ways to support our mission?

Check out our Community Forklift bandanas and gift cards! They make great gifts for the DIY-loving, community-supporting friends and family on your holiday shopping list.

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Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by keeping perfectly good items out of the landfill, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs. 

Save 40% on phenomenal furniture, both modern and vintage!

Posted by on Dec 9, 2022 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Save 40% on phenomenal furniture, both modern and vintage!

40% off furniture!

Saturday, December 10 – Monday, December 12

Support a community nonprofit and save money at the same time! Unique modern and vintage furniture in our reuse warehouse and in the Community Forklift Marketplace is 40% off.


Two ways to save!

This Saturday – Monday, December 10 – 12, take 40% off modern and vintage furniture at the Community Forklift reuse warehouse! Save on all sorts of styles and types of tables, dressers, shelves, wardrobes, desks, chairs, sofas, and more. We offer five days of free storage after purchase to give you time to arrange for transportation, if needed! Facemasks are not required at Community Forklift, but they are encouraged. If you choose not to wear a mask, please help keep our community safe and be mindful of those around you. Thank you!


We’ve listed a selection of the furniture from our reuse warehouse online in the Community Forklift Marketplace. This Saturday through Monday, December 10 – 12, browse the furniture collection there and save 40% as well. Within five days of purchase, visit our warehouse for pick-up.


Community Forklift provides free home repair supplies and other essentials to households with limited resources through our Home Essentials Program. If you or someone you know needs materials but will have difficulty paying for them, please take a look!


Please note: discount does not include bathroom vanities or kitchen cabinets, mantels, appliances, select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed on eBay. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold.  May not be combined with other discounts or promotions.

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Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by keeping perfectly good items out of the landfill, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs.

Before and After: New reuses for materials from Community Forklift

Posted by on Dec 7, 2022 in Blog, Customer Creations, Green Living, Ideas for Reuse, Ideas for Reuse & Repurposing | 0 comments

Before and After: New reuses for materials from Community Forklift

This vintage bar cabinet from the reuse warehouse looks fantastic in its new space! The woodgrain and hardware fits right in with the rich curtains and upholstery nearby. The cabinet now serves as possibly the most glamorous general storage space ever, holding linens, office supplies, and books. Thanks for giving our vintage furniture a new lease on life!


A beautiful changing table was created by Joseph Margot Workshop using salvaged maple from Community Forklift’s reuse warehouse. The table’s got sleek and cozy style by the basketful! Thanks for finding a reuse for the lumber! Photo by @josephmargot_workshop (Instagram)


This bathroom was created using a salvaged toilet, vanity, and floor tile from Community Forklift! To get the square footage needed, Joe combined two separate tiles in smaller quantities into a custom pattern. Thanks for supporting our reuse warehouse and putting all of these materials to good use!


A pair of salvaged stained glass windows from our nonprofit reuse warehouse found a fabulous new home! The DC kitchen by Unique Kitchens and Baths and Zoe Feldman Design repurposes the windows as pantry doors. Beautiful! Pantry photo by Stacy Zarin Goldberg Photography. Read more about the kitchen renovation in Domino Magazine.


This fun stained glass carousel pendant makes for an incredibly endearing and unique dining room fixture. I just want to give it a hug! It looks great with the Craigslist find dining table and chairs, too. Thanks to a Forklift Fan for giving the lighting a new home!


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July 2022: New uses for salvaged materials from Community Forklift
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April 2022: Forklift Fans put salvaged materials to good reuse!
March 2022: Salvaged materials for a fireplace and furniture
February 2022: Reuse inspiration for cabinet sets and single cabinets


Would you like to share a project that you’ve completed using salvaged materials from Community Forklift? Send photos and a short description to outreach@CommunityForklift.org or tag us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter!

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Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by keeping perfectly good items out of the landfill, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs.

Save 25% on fabulous salvaged tile at the reuse warehouse

Posted by on Dec 2, 2022 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Save 25% on fabulous salvaged tile at the reuse warehouse

Save 25% on wall and floor tile

Saturday – Monday, December 3 – 5

The Community Forklift nonprofit reuse warehouse has some great styles of salvaged wall and floor tile. Saturday – Monday, December 3 – 5, take 25% off the marked prices on cement, ceramic, porcelain, stone, terracotta, vinyl, and glass tile!

Facemasks are not required at Community Forklift, but they are encouraged. If you choose not to wear a mask, please help keep our community safe and be mindful of those around you. Thank you! Our warehouse hours are Monday – Sunday from 12 to 5 pm.


Community Forklift provides free home repair supplies and other essentials to households with limited resources through our Home Essentials Program. If you or someone you know needs tile or other supplies but will have difficulty paying for them, please take a look!


Please note: tile discount applies only to bundles and boxes of tile, not loose pieces. Discount does not include other types of flooring or furniture, roof tile, wood tile, select specialty items, items listed on eBay or Chairish, or items from our consignment partners. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Discount may not be combined with other discounts or promotions.

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Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by keeping perfectly good items out of the landfill, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs.

Donor Spotlight: Appliance Distributors Unlimited (ADU)

Posted by on Nov 29, 2022 in Blog, Community Giving Programs, Donor profiles, Donor Profiles, Forklifter Profiles | 0 comments

Donor Spotlight: Appliance Distributors Unlimited (ADU)

If you think of Community Forklift as a reuse machine, you could think of donated materials as the fuel that keeps it going. The reuse warehouse is the heart of the machine and the generous businesses and individuals who donate to Community Forklift are constantly fueling it with new and gently-used materials that keep it running strong. We couldn’t accomplish our mission without them!

One of these generous donors is Appliance Distributors Unlimited (ADU), a local business that provides our reuse machine with donations of appliances. Founded in 1982 in Takoma Park by Thomas Oliff, ADU now has eight appliance showrooms across the Mid-Atlantic, including locations in Annapolis, Chantilly, Gaithersburg, Easton, and more. Twice this year, ADU has made donations of new scratch and dent appliances. Totaling more than 30 appliances, the donations included a microwave, minifridge, chest freezer, and more.

“As a local business, we are committed to fostering healthy communities and strengthening our neighborhoods,” wrote Christy Oliff-Ellis, ADU’s VP of Marketing. “This commitment, through charitable donations, is extremely important to us. We all feel strongly that it is vital to do our part in continuing to make our communities – and the people who live in them – vibrant and strong.”

“As a local business, we are committed to fostering healthy communities and strengthening our neighborhoods.”

Christy Oliff-Ellis, ADU VP of Marketing

If our reuse warehouse is the reuse machine and donated materials are its fuel, you might think of the output of our machine as environmental benefits, good green jobs, and community support. The reuse machine conserves natural resources by keeping usable materials out of the landfill and in the hands of people who need them. The reuse machine provides good jobs with excellent benefits to 30+ community members, some with barriers to employment. And the reuse machine supports our communities with free materials for non-profits and households with limited resources.

Appliances from ADU are already having a positive impact through Community Forklift’s distribution of free materials. A chest freezer donated to our reuse warehouse by ADU in September recently went to the home of a refugee family of nine living in an apartment in Hyattsville, MD. One of the family members is providing for the family with the $14 an hour he makes from a part-time job in an ice cream store and the family has very limited income for necessities. Chest freezers are rarely donated to our reuse warehouse and demand is high, so this donation in particular was a much-needed item.

“We feel that together, we can all make a difference,” Christy from ADU wrote. “It was an honor to donate to Community Forklift and we hope to continue our efforts through them.”

In addition to donating appliances to Community Forklift, ADU provides support to a wide range of charities in the community through charitable donations, donor matching for employees, volunteering, and community leadership. Their team donates hundreds of hours annually to various causes and ADU is the proud sponsor of charities such as The Ronald McDonald House, American Cancer Society, Boy Scouts, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and more.

“We really appreciate the support we’ve received from ADU,” said Tom Patzkowski, Community Forklift’s Director of Donations. “Providing critical home essentials like appliances can make a huge difference to residents of our communities who can’t otherwise afford them.”

Thank you, ADU, for making a difference for the environment, our local economy, and our community organizations and members by fueling Community Forklift’s reuse machine!

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Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by keeping perfectly good items out of the landfill, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs.

Cyber Monday Sale: Save 25% on salvaged materials in our eBay store!

Posted by on Nov 27, 2022 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Holidays and Long Weekends, online sales, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Cyber Monday Sale: Save 25% on salvaged materials in our eBay store!

Monday, November 28: Save 25% online in our eBay store

Tomorrow, November 28, is Cyber Monday! Take 25% off items in our award-winning eBay store. You’ll find new and vintage tools, stunning light fixtures, new commercial items, appliances and replacement appliance parts, new and vintage hardware, vintage bath fixtures, and MUCH more!

Note: discount does not apply to tile, shipping costs, or items listed on Chairish or Community Forklift Marketplace. Discounts may not be combined with other sales or promotions.

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Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by keeping perfectly good items out of the landfill, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs. 

Save 25% on fabulous modern and vintage lighting Fri.–Sun., Nov. 25–27

Posted by on Nov 24, 2022 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, online sales, Sales, Sales & Hot Items, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Save 25% on fabulous modern and vintage lighting Fri.–Sun., Nov. 25–27

25% off lighting!

Friday, November 25 – Sunday, November 27

Support a community nonprofit and save money at the same time! The reuse warehouse is closed on Thanksgiving Day, but will be open again as usual for our regular 12 – 5 pm hours starting Friday, November 25. Unique modern and vintage lighting in our reuse warehouse and in the Community Forklift Marketplace is 25% off this holiday weekend.


Two ways to save!

This Friday, November 25, through Sunday, November 27, take 25% off the price on hundreds of lights, from modern fixtures to antique chandeliers. The discount includes glass shades and globes, overhead lights, flush-mounted lights, wall sconces, outdoor lighting, fluorescent fixtures, and lamps. Facemasks are not required at Community Forklift, but they are encouraged. If you choose not to wear a mask, please help keep our community safe and be mindful of those around you. Thank you!


We’ve listed a selection of the lighting from our reuse warehouse online in the Community Forklift Marketplace. This Friday, November 25, through Sunday, November 27, browse the lighting collection there and save 25% as well. Within five days of purchase, visit our warehouse for pick-up.


Community Forklift provides free home repair supplies and other essentials to households with limited resources through our Home Essentials Program. If you or someone you know needs lighting or other supplies but will have difficulty paying for them, please take a look!


Please note: discount does not include light parts or electrical supplies in the reuse warehouse, select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed online in our Chairish shop. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. May not be combined with other discounts or promotions.

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Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by keeping perfectly good items out of the landfill, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs.