This is a totally understandable, perfectly fine course of action. Life is short; you shouldn’t stare at a bathroom (or any other room, for that matter) every day that you hate. By all means, renovate! But when demo day rolls around, there is one thing you should do: donate all the usable-but-just-not-you fixtures and finishes to Habitat for Humanity or your local salvage store. “Donating your renovation materials keeps functional—and often desirable—items out of the landfill,” writes Habitat for Humanity’s website. “Other renovators get the materials they need for their projects, and you get to help others while getting rid of your trash.”
For the specifics of what you can give away, turn to Habitat for Humanity’s handy list. Major components like appliances and bathtubs are on there, of course, but don’t overlook old tile, lumber, lighting, and even doorknobs and handles either. (What is donate-able will depend on the item’s quality and the needs of the store.)
Admittedly, reducing our ecological footprint is an overwhelming task, especially after the United Nations panel reported climate change is worse than we thought. This is how we choose to look at it: Donating the stuff you don’t want during your renovation is a very small step in the right direction, but it’s still a step. Why not take it?
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