Our best back-to-school pieces

Olivia Bowler | August 30, 2017

It's that time of year again! College students are settling in and prepping for a great year ahead. Still working on getting your dorm or apartment set up? Habitat Wake ReStores are an inexpensive and environmentally-friendly way to furnish your space without breaking the bank (especially if you're moving again in a 9 months).

Or maybe you're a parent who just send a child back to Wake County Public Schools or you homeschool and are always looking to upgrade your space. Check out some of our great back-to-school pieces for any age!

1.  Scarface Poster $10
BTS Fuquay 2

Empty walls are the worst -- perk them up with this Al Pacino poster! Sure to help motivate you when you can't convince yourself to study. Extra points for its cool vintage factor. Available at the Fuquay-Varina store.


2. Car-top storage $75

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Perfect for moving to or moving from college. A little extra space always helps! Available at the Wake Forest store.

3. Coffee maker $10 

coffee maker - 10 dollars

Perfect for back-to-school parents as well as new (and old!) college students. Available at the Raleigh ReStore.

 4. Teapot, $8 


Not a coffee drinker? This cheery little teapot is sure to brighten your study hours. Available at the Glenwood store.

5. Desk $20

office table - 20 dollars

Need a quick workspace that doesn't require a trip to the library or a huge solid desk to lug up apartment stairs? This sleek, lightweight one will do the trick. And you can hand it down to the next occupant when you're done! Available at the Raleigh ReStore.

6. Art Deco Dresser $75

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Looking to feel a little more grown up and stylish? Add a little more vintage modern to your apartment without breaking the bank: this step-up dresser with a huge round mirror gives you extra storage as well as a WOW factor that simpler dressers can't muster. Available at the Wake Forest store.

7. Chairs $5, Cubbies $25-55


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Get your smaller scholars off on the right foot! This school furniture would be perfect for a preschool, homeschooling classroom, or even just a home playroom.  Available at the Apex ReStore.


8. Simple wood dressers $65 each

Dresser - 65 dollars

Minimalist by nature? These solid, simple dressers will get the job done, and look nice while doing it. Not just a college piece -- these are sturdy enough to stick with you in your post-grad life as well. These are available at the Raleigh ReStore.

9. Papasan Folding Chair, $15

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Pop it out when friends come over or when you have 100 pages of reading to finish before tomorrow, fold it up when you're done to make extra space! The folding papasan is a dorm room staple, a rite of passage for every freshman. Get yours for less! Available at the Apex ReStore.

10. Scooter, $10 


For children of all ages! Get to your college seminars faster, or blow off some steam after a day in third grade. Available at the Glenwood ReStore.

11. School desks, $15 each 

BTS Fuquay 1

Perfect for a home school classroom or a playroom, if your children aren't quite school-age. A great deal! Available in Fuquay-Varina.

12. Office chair, $20

office chair

After long hours at your desk, hard-backed chair can start to wear you down. Upgrade with this high-backed office chair, designed to keep you comfortable while you work. Available in Raleigh.

13. Coors sign, $75


For the senior class only! What college experience is complete without at least one light-up neon sign?

14. Upholstered stool, $10


Put those feet up while you study! This cute little stool is small-space friendly and pretty to boot! Available at the Cary store.

15. Desk lamps, $5


Light up that workspace! And do it for cheap. These are available at the Cary ReStore.

16. Mini Fridge, $75


A college staple! These mini fridges are super high tech in comparison to a regular fridge -- they regular temperature to the exact degree and are very sturdy. Available at all six ReStores in Wake County.