Furniture stores in Norwich, Dereham and Holt
We have stores selling used furniture and electrical goods in Norwich, Dereham and Holt. These stores take in donated items and the profits they make help to fund all our other work for children, families and young people in Norfolk.
You can help us out by donating your unwanted items, just contact your nearest store to make the arrangements. You can see more details on this page of how this works.
Want to Donate Furniture and Electrical Items?
We are always looking for good quality donations and accept the following items:
- Tables and chairs
- Coffee tables
- Chests of drawers
- Beds, bunk-bed & sofa beds
- Washing machines
- Flat screen TVs
We don't accept
- Gas appliances
- Older TVs
We can only accept upholstered items if there is a label attached showing they comply with the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations.
Beds have to be in very good condition with no rips, tears or stains and have a fire label sewn on referring to BS7177.
All electricals have to be in good working order.
We love unusual items too, so if in doubt give us a call.
Other ways our furniture stores help people
We some times come across people suffering hardship and we try to help when we can. Last year we gave away over £8,000 worth of furniture household equipment that helped over 240 families in Norfolk.
By taking good quality items from people that may otherwise throw them away we saved over 7,000 items from going to landfill. This includes over 100 tonnes of furniture and 20 tonnes of electrical goods.
We provide training opportunities for apprentices to help give them business and retail skills.
Case Studies - Training at Norwich Furniture Store
Simon Fraser - Simon joined us as a warehouse Apprentice in February 2013. He has been on a Manual Handling and Fire safety course and is currently studying Warehousing and Storage NVQ level 2 through Norwich city college.
Simon has undertaken training in all aspects of work in our store, which includes customer service, answering the telephone, booking in collections and deliveries, till work, pricing and stock control, loading and unloading, use of straps and ratchet, dealing with customers at point of collection and delivery, cashing up and banking.
Nathan Lamb - Nathan completed a four week work placement in November 2013. This is a Mandatory Work Activity organized through Seetec, a training organisation also based on Oak Street. Nathan has completed a basic Manual Handling and Fire Safety course. Most of his time spent with us is working on the van completing deliveries and collections. He has also been involved in strapping items safely in the van and has also been trained in logging items into the stock book.
Photo: Nathan (left) and Simon (right) are pictured with Minister of State for Employment Esther McVey on her visit in November 2013