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The ReStoration Corner

What to Know About Furniture and Donations at ReStore

Posted by Madison Fisher on Aug 7, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Are you updating your home but are not sure what to do with your old furniture? Thankfully, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore home improvement outlets are a great option for furniture donation and upcycling tips.

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Topics: Donate, 2019, Upcycle

Announcing the Freestyle Flip Upcycle Challenge

Posted by Jared Laabs on Aug 1, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Join us for the Freestyle Flip Upcycle Challenge here at ReStore! Our first upcycle challenge last Earth Day was such a hit, we've decided to do it again. We're inviting up to 50 challengers to bring their skills and creativity to upcycle common items or materials found at ReStore. This time, we're not limiting you by giving you a chair to transform. You've got more freedom to create anything you want! 

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Topics: 2019, Upcycle

The Fascinating Facets of Joey Ford: Earth Day Upcycle Challenge Winner

Posted by Jared Laabs on Jul 30, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Joey Ford was beekeeping for commercial use in Texas when he received a call from his friend back in Minnesota. ReStore had just announced that it would be hosting its first upcycle challenge around Earth Day 2019. His friend thought Joey would be interested in joining him in the challenge. It was definitely something he was interested in.

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Topics: 2019, Upcycle

Tips for Furnishing a New Home [Checklist]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jul 26, 2019 11:48:57 AM

Just moved into your new home? Next step – furniture shopping! But where to start? Buying a new home can mean moving into a larger space, smaller space, or simply just a different layout that requires different sizes or styles of furniture. You might need a number of new pieces of furniture to fit the new space. This is also an exciting opportunity to make your house feel like home. So what steps should you take before buying your new furniture?

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 2019

A Game of "Thrownes"

Posted by Christy Ohlrogge on Jul 19, 2019 2:10:00 PM

When it came time for our ReStores to host the Upcycle Challenge back in April, ReStore Sale Associate, Mark, jumped at the opportunity. For the challenge, anyone could choose a chair from the ReStore and "upcycle" it by turning it into something new. Mark saw the perfect chair—and had the perfect idea to go with it.

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Topics: ReStore Staff, 2019, Upcycle

What To Do With Old Kitchen Cabinets?

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jul 18, 2019 10:35:00 AM

Remodeling a kitchen requires a lot of planning, and some of it has nothing to do with the decor. For example, what are you going to do with those old kitchen cabinets? You could repaint or restain them instead of buying new ones, which would save you quite a bit of money. But what if you want to replace them? 

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Topics: DIY, Kitchen Remodel, 2019

ReStore is the Place to Donate and Shop for Appliances

Posted by Madison Fisher on Jul 17, 2019 3:40:00 PM

When you are replacing your appliances, what do you do with your well-functioning old ones? Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore home improvement outlets would love to help find your old appliance a new home, with the resale of the appliance benefiting Habitat for Humanity. Before you donate, however, know what is and what is not accepted at our Habitat ReStore locations.


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Topics: Shopping Tips, Donate, Appliances, Upcycle

Don't brush off our paint & paint supplies

Posted by Jared Laabs on Jul 8, 2019 1:45:13 PM

What's 250% more expensive at a big box home improvement store or specialty paint store?  Many things, but the correct answer for this blog is PAINT!

A gallon of paint can cost upward of $40 a gallon. But what if I told you that you could find a quality paint for $16 a gallon? Take another look at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

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Topics: 2019

DIY Rain Garden

Posted by Christy Ohlrogge on Jul 3, 2019 9:42:00 AM

This year at our Jordan Week of Kindness event, our partners at Metro Blooms demonstrated how to plant a rain garden. Here's what we learned so you can plant your own rain garden and help pollinators in your neighborhood. You can also check out Metro Blooms' complete guide to building a rain garden.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, 2019

Get your DIY on!

Posted by Jared Laabs on Jun 28, 2019 1:51:23 PM

Here at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore we run into a lot of people building, renovating, and creating all kinds of things. But not everyone knows how to start. Sometimes you need just a little inspiration to kick things into gear. Don't worry, we've got you covered!

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Topics: DIY, 2019