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The ReStoration Corner

Get ready to declutter and organize

Posted by Jared Laabs on Feb 19, 2020 12:50:38 PM

Don't let your annual spring cleaning sneak up on you. Whether you're going to dedicate an entire day to decluttering your home or garage, or you only have 10 minutes to spare, we've got some ideas to get you on your way to a clutter free home!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, 2020

We need your help filling the new space

Posted by Jared Laabs on Feb 7, 2020 8:45:19 AM

Regular ReStore shoppers may have already noticed, but our New Brighton location is expanding. ReStore sales have grown month over month which is one reason why our home improvement outlet needs to grow. This expansion has created an anticipated challenge, and we need your help. We need donations to help fill the new space!

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Topics: Donate, 2020

Keep on Truckin'

Posted by Jared Laabs on Jan 30, 2020 9:55:00 AM

In 2012 Don Gustafson was hired as a Donations Receiving Assistant, otherwise known as the  ReStore donation truck driver. He’s since logged more than 100,000 miles for ReStore, and operated in all types of weather. The temperature has ranged from -25 to 105 degrees, and has endured a lot wind, rain, and snow.  

Don has since retired but found his way back to ReStore to assist when donation pick up requests skyrocket. I guess this technically isn't a retirement when he’s still driving a ReStore truck. “I tried retirement; it didn't take,” says Don. “This job remains the most interesting position I have held in my 50+ years of work experience. I give my customers back the space in their garages, while telling them about the work we do at the ReStore to support Habitat for Humanity's mission.”  

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Topics: Donate, ReStore Staff, 2020

Upcycle Challenge Spotlight: Meet Claire

Posted by Laura Duque on Jan 24, 2020 4:32:11 PM

When Claire Sorman first heard about ReStore’s Freestyle Flip Upcycle Challenge, she knew she wanted to participate.

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Topics: Upcycle, 2020

Your Favorite Sale of the Year is Back on January 25, 2020!

Posted by Anna Skemp on Jan 16, 2020 8:00:00 AM

That's right. We said it. It's almost here!

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 2020

Make Way for ReStore Expansion

Posted by Jared Laabs on Jan 13, 2020 3:25:10 PM

The demand and need of a home improvement outlet in our community is evident with over 18,000 donations a year and over 58,000 shoppers a year at ReStore. Year over year growth has resulted in one thing for our New Brighton location... We must expand! 

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Topics: 2020

Tips to Winterize Your Home

Posted by Becky Engen on Jan 9, 2020 11:04:53 AM

If the demand for heat this winter increases as many energy analysts are predicting, your pocketbook may be taking a hit this season. But never fear! The ReStore team is here with some tips and home hacks that might just save you some green and keep you warm until spring arrives. 

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Topics: Tips and Tricks

ReStore Shopper Spotlight: Meet Julie

Posted by Anna Skemp on Dec 26, 2019 11:00:00 AM

About five years ago, Julie O’Neil and her husband bought a house only blocks away from her old home. They decided to flip this new home and were about to start the search for the right materials when someone suggested the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore. From that moment on, Julie became one of the store's biggest fans and expert shoppers.

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 2019, Upcycle

Backstage with the Latest Upcycle Challenge Winner

Posted by Jared Laabs on Dec 21, 2019 9:00:29 AM

Sadie was a first-time contender in the Freestyle Flip Upcycle Challenge and she won! After a short conversation, it was clear why everyone loved her creation. Sadie had a ton of experience with upcycling, designing, and creating things from recycled items so this wasn't her first curtain call.

Back in August, ReStore announce its second Upcycle Challenge where people competed in upcycling and transforming items found on the sales floor. Each participant was given up to $50 worth of merchandise or material. The goal was to use your creativity to build anything you could imagine. No limits! Sadie had heard of the first ReStore Upcycle Challenge and decided this time, she was in!

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Topics: DIY, 2019, Upcycle

Local College Gives Back

Posted by Jared Laabs on Dec 18, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Guest blog post by Dunwoody College students.

Last month, a group of students from Dunwoody College volunteered at the ReStore in Minneapolis. Our group is called Kate’s Club, which is named after Kate Dunwoody, one of the founders of our college. Kate Dunwoody was a philanthropist and a champion of women’s rights in the late 1800s in Minneapolis. Kate’s Club is a group of women students who keep Kate’s legacy alive by doing community service on campus and in the community.

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight, 2019