Whether you’re planning to refresh your home this Spring or looking to upgrade your electrical appliances, you’ll find just what you need at the British Heart Foundation (BHF) store located in Phase One, on the corner near Iceland and Bakers + Baristas.
We caught up with Store Manager Michelle, to find out more about their latest offerings.
What kind of products can we expect to find at the Livingston store?
Our store at The Centre stocks a huge range of good quality and affordable pre-loved furniture including beds, wardrobes, sofas and tables – we really do have everything you need to kit out your whole house, at fantastic prices.
It’s not often that charity shops stock electrical appliances, what sort of things do you have available?
For the kitchen you can pick up small appliances like kettles from as little as £5, as well as toasters, air fryers, bread makers, coffee machines, washing machines, fridges, freezers, dishwashers and much more.
Other frequently stocked home appliances include TVs, table lamps, hairdryers and curling tongs which shoppers can buy with confidence as all electrical products are PAT tested and function tested before going out on the shop floor.
Are there rules and regulations surrounding the resale of upholstered furnishings as well as electricals?
Yes, customer safety is our top priority, as such, all mattresses and upholstered furnishings in store feature a fire safety label, meaning that the item in question complies with British Fire Safety regulations.
What else can we find in store?
It’s not all pre-loved goods, as BHF stocks a selection of new flatpack bedroom and dining furniture including stylish chairs and side tables. Also, thanks to corporate donations there’s the chance to pick up end of line, surplus stock and customer returns, including nearly new mattresses, at a fraction of their original cost.
We’d love to see some of your latest offerings – do you have any favourites for Spring?
We’ve got a fantastic selection of sofas in store, featuring everything from bright bold stripes to chic neutrals – grey is always a popular option and we have a number of different finishes to choose from including faux leather and cosy fabric. Or, if you’re looking for a statement bedroom chair, we have one in French navy with stunning button detailing.
If you’re wanting to do more of a mini-makeover using smaller home accessories, we always have a great range of vases to freshen up your décor. Or why not browse our framed artwork – there’s everything from classic prints to colourful embroidery.
Don’t forget that you can browse some of our latest stock on the British Heart Foundation Livingston Ebay page, which gives you the option to buy online and collect in store.
We also offer home delivery from £25 – perfect for getting heavy items of furniture delivered straight to your door.
Are you accepting donations at the moment?
Yes, we are and we’d be delighted to receive them. If you’re spring cleaning and having a clear out, we welcome good quality donations of furniture, homeware, clothing, accessories, toys and books, all of which can be sold to fund vital research to improve the lives of the 7.4 million people affected by heart and circulatory disease across the UK.
The only large household items that we don’t accept are tumble dryers and cookers, but for any other donations please contact our store direct on 01506 551 980 or visit www.bhf.org.uk/collection to arrange a free and fast collection.
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