1338 36th Ave NE

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Holiday Hours

Happy Holidays to you from us here at Good-4U. Please note our holiday hours. We will be closed from Dec 25-27th and Jan 1st, regular hours will commence on the other days. We hope everyone has a safe and wonderful holiday seasons.  

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New Store Hours

Good4U Store hours will be changed effective immediately. Please note our new store hours! Monday Closed Tuesday - Friday 10AM to 5PM Saturday 9AM to 5PM Sunday 11AM to 3PM Closed on all statutory holidays. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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GOOD4U CHARITY VICTIM OF CANADA DAY BREAK-IN

July 2, 2019 Volunteers, employees and customers of Calgary’s Good4U recycling store were shocked and saddened by the sight that met their eyes this morning. Over the long weekend, the Good4U store and warehouse was hit by a heartless group of thieves who not only stole used building supplies, artwork, and tools, but they also stole the group’s new Ford E-450 cube van used to run the organization. GOOD4U is financially independent, we don’t fundraise and we don’t accept grants. We accept and resell furniture, usable household, and building supplies, as well as decor items. Proceeds from the sale of these items go [...]

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Recycle vs Reuse – the truth about household waste recycling…

Recycle vs Reuse – the truth about household waste recycling… Reused, reclaimed and re-purposed building materials do WAY more for the environment than your blue bin does… In fact, the blue bins may be doing more harm than good… You put your recycling in the correct bin, you clean it diligently, but are you really helping the environment..? Shortly after the city of Calgary implemented its blue bin recycling program, it became apparent that the program was succeeding in making people feel as though they were doing their part to help the environment, but that it actually had a negative environmental impact, as [...]

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Can a Wine Rack Possibly Have a Worthy Alternative Purpose?!

Can a Wine Rack Possibly Have a Worthy Alternative Purpose?! What could be a more noble use of any kind of wood, glass, metal, plastics, carbon fibre, or other material known to man, than as a structure built to house a collection of delicious booze? Ok, you’re right, nothing. However, here’s a pretty good runner-up – check out this amazing creation made from an old wine rack, by customers of ours Mike and Julie deBoer in Inglewood, Calgary… Just click on the image, or wait a few seconds and see how the tired old thing was reborn! Yep – it’s a stunning little free [...]

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You don’t have to walk through a door to make good use of it…

You don’t have to walk through a door to make good use of it… Reclaimed and spare doors are cheap. So cheap, in fact, they make an awesome, stylish material for making, well, lots of things! I read a post on a social media site a couple of days ago, urging me to to get to Costco to pick up one of their “amazing” daybeds for “only” nine hundred bucks. Well, that’s fine if you like that sort of thing, and each to their own I say. But I much prefer things that are unique, more interesting and – of course – made [...]

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Where Smart Reno Dollars Go Part One: Kitchen Renovations

Question: Where do smart renovation dollars go? If you’re thinking “Mostly in the kitchen and bathroom”, then you’re right. But how can we make every dollar as smart as it can be…? From talking to contractors at the Home Renovations show last week, we can tell you that the reno business is booming. People are improving their homes rather than selling and moving, thanks to a weak housing market. The right renovations increase the value of your home, true, but you need to be certain why you’re doing it. So, consider first: what’s the reason for your reno? Is it to improve your [...]

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Where Smart Reno Dollars Go Part Two: The Bathroom

Where Smart Reno Dollars Go Part Two: The Bathroom Question: Where do smart renovation dollars go? If you read our last article, then you know the answer… Let’s not repeat ourselves by giving general reno advice again, but if you didn’t read part one and are considering renovations, maybe and give it a read before you start.           As we’ve said before, enovations to the kitchen and bathroom are the most popular, and with good reason: kitchen and bathroom improvements increase the value of your house more than other improvements. If you’re aiming to achieve a higher rental value for your property and minimise vacancies, [...]

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