Ms. Cheap's column today reveals the new Habitat Homestore in Franklin, along with addresses of all the other stores in Middle Tennessee. I'm so glad the concept is spreading, but I wish the prices would drop a bit.
As more retail stores donate goods, the cost of everything--including used items--seems to rise in turn. For instance, the latest price of $10 a gallon for donated paint is excessive, even if it's a top quality brand.
Even though the profits go directly to building homes for the needy, I hoped the Homestores would stay a low-cost resource for all of us who recycle and renovate.