About us

Opening our doors in 2011, we started life as the first and only furniture reuse project in the Borough. Cut to today, we continue to be a non-profit organisation that works hard to give back to our community and help low-income families by providing them with affordable furniture. Our voucher scheme goes hand-in-hand with our two-tier pricing strategy. The first, our voucher scheme, enables those who are referred to us by Barnet Homes to receive free furniture and the second, our two-tier pricing strategy, allows those that are in receipt of benefits to be given a substantial discount on our already low cost furniture.

We rely solely on donations to continue the work we do for our community. The generous donations we receive enable us to provide affordable furniture to our customers, it also means that we can divert a large amount of unwanted furniture that would otherwise be put in landfill.

Since the shutters rolled up on our Aladdin’s Cave 5 years ago, we have diverted more than 600 tonnes away from landfill.

The work we do would not be possible without the help of our volunteers and work placements. We have people from all walks of life who kindly give us their time. Some of whom, have even found us when they have been in need of help to ease them back into the work environment. Our volunteers provide with an amazing range of skillsets, from repairing and up-cycling furniture to answering phones and managing the warehouse. We are always looking for new people to lend us a hand: so if you have some spare time for your local furniture reuse please do get in touch!

Donate

We offer a free collection service in the Borough of Barnet and the surrounding areas. We collect all household furniture, household electrical's, white goods, homeware, bric-à-brac, glassware and crockery.

All items we collect must be in a good, clean condition: hard furnishings must be structurally sound; soft furnishings must be rip and stain free and are required to have a fire-regulation tag; household electrical's and white goods must be clean and in a working condition in order to be accepted. Please note that all items will be accepted subject to our driver’s discretion.

Dependent on the item, we also sometimes ask for a photo to be sent of the good(s) prior to collection.

To make a donation or enquiry, please get in touch using the details on our Contact Us page or call us on 0208 361 6802/6310, You can submit a donation request using the online form

If you are a UK taxpayer and wish to donate, GIFT AID allows us to reclaim 25p from HMRC on every £1 we receive from gift-aided items that we sell.

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Buy

The Aladdin’s Cave is open to the public Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm.

We stock all kinds of furniture, including beds, wardrobes, chairs, dining tables, coffee tables, sofas, sideboards, dressers, rugs, tea-sets, crockery and much much more…

A number of our pieces have been up-cycled by our amazing volunteers (read more about our up-cycling on our Projects page).

We do sell on some items on ebay, please click the link below to see the items we currently have on sale.

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Thank you

Thank you for submitting a furniture donation request,  a member of the team will be in touch to arrange a collection.

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Familes helped since opening
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Registered Charity No.1140541 Barnet Reuse Centre Ltd No. 07461323

4 Queens Parade Close, Friern Barnet, London N11 3FY
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E-mail: info@barnetfurniturecentre.org Phone:020 8361 6802

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