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The ReStoration Corner

Shopping and Donating at Our Stores Safely

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jun 2, 2020 1:39:36 PM

Before you head back or visit ReStore for the first time, there are a few things you need to know. Your safety and the safety of our staff and volunteers are first and foremost. We've created new protocols and rules in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that you should know before visiting us. 

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Topics: Shopping Tips, Donate, 2020

Kitchen Cabinets or Appliances: Which Do You Buy First?

Posted by ReStore Staff on May 20, 2020 9:20:00 AM

While you're remodeling your kitchen, one of the things you'll be surprised by is how quickly you run out of space. Countertops alone can eat up a lot of real estate – then you have to decide whether you should buy kitchen cabinets or appliances first.

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Topics: Kitchen Cabinets, Kitchen Remodel, Appliances, 2020

Now scheduling pickups

Posted by ReStore Staff on May 14, 2020 1:20:49 PM

Guest blog by Robin Henrichsen, ReStore Donations Manager

ReStore trucks are back on the road and picking up donations!  Our stores remain closed since the initial COVID-19 closure several weeks ago, but donations are needed more than ever as we prepare to re-open. Our New Brighton expansion has also left us with additional space. We need your donations to help fill the space.

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Topics: Donate, 2020

Easy Mothers Day gifts

Posted by Jared Laabs on May 7, 2020 11:50:00 AM

It's easy to take for granted the matriarch of the family... mom. But when Mothers Day comes around, you have to really think about how you can show your appreciation for everything she's done. Here are some quick and easy gifts for that will make her smile!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, DIY, 2020

Flooring Remodeling: How to Pick the Right Flooring, How Much to Buy, and How to Install It

Posted by ReStore Staff on Apr 30, 2020 9:45:46 AM

If you've never redone your flooring (or if it's been a while since the last time you did), you might feel a bit lost about where to start. ReStore Manager Jill Carmody has helped countless homeowners with flooring renovations, from how to pick the right flooring to expert tips for first-timers. Here's an easy guide for how to do your flooring remodeling project right.

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Topics: Tile, Kitchen Remodel, 2020

ReStore’s Earth Saving Purpose—Diverting from Landfills

Posted by Jared Laabs on Apr 22, 2020 9:43:45 AM

You may already know about Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity and how it provides affordable housing to local families. But you might be surprised how shopping and supporting ReStore home improvement outlets help divert over 2.3 million pounds of refuse from being thrown in landfills.

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Topics: Green Initiatives, 2020

What have you been doing since the COVID-19 outbreak?

Posted by Jared Laabs on Apr 15, 2020 11:33:36 AM

It's a loaded question, we know, but when the COVID-19 outbreak happened about a month ago MANY things changed. It effected our employment, personal lives, mental health and social norms. Since then Twin Cities Habitat has started to operate virtually with the one goal in mind. To preserve safe, affordable, stable, homeownership. It's more crucial than ever before.

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Topics: ReStore Staff, 2020

Bicycle Benefits at ReStore

Posted by Jared Laabs on Mar 10, 2020 10:24:52 AM

Bicycle Benefits is a program which encourages citizens to bike more regularly to more places. Local organizations and businesses offer special discounts for those that show up on their bike and wish to make a purchase. And you can save big at ReStore!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Green Initiatives, 2020

Storage Solutions Upcycle Challenge

Posted by Jared Laabs on Mar 5, 2020 8:41:28 AM

***We're temporarily closing ReStore and realize this will effect build time for our upcyclers. The upcycle challenge is postponed. Read our Coronavirus Response page for updates***

We're happy to announce that Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore is hosting its 3rd Upcycle Challenge! The challenge theme was created around a common problem we all face at one point or another. How do we store and organize our stuff?

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Topics: Upcycle, 2020

Guide to Buying Used Appliances: Refrigerator [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Feb 27, 2020 7:30:00 AM

If you're shopping for a refrigerator, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore has a great selection of refrigerators and other used appliances. But what do you need to know when buying used appliances? ReStore's Jan Hagerman tells you what to look for in this edition of ReStoration Corner.

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Topics: Shopping Tips, Videos, 2020