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The ReStoration Corner

Dream Big with Building Materials

Posted by Anna Skemp on Oct 16, 2019 3:03:00 PM

The ReStore is your place to shop for the best deals on building materials and to get the creative juices flowing for your next upcycle project. From donating building materials to shopping for them, make the ReStore your next stop!

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Topics: Donate, DIY, 2019

Do you need Carpet or Flooring? Check out ReStore!

Posted by Laura Duque on Oct 11, 2019 12:23:53 PM

Thinking of refurbishing your home? Before you begin your search for carpet and flooring, be sure to check out Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

It’s likely you’ll find quality items at a much lower price than at any home improvement store. The best part? All sales at each of our ReStore locations benefit Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.

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Topics: DIY, Tile, 2019, Upcycle

The Average Lifespan of Your Refrigerator and Other Household Items

Posted by ReStore Staff on Oct 3, 2019 9:16:50 AM

It can come out of nowhere – the dishwasher stops washing, the water heater isn't heating, or the fridge quits cooling. All appliances have a life expectancy. And there are signs to look for that can help you prepare and plan out your appliance purchases to avoid some of those unwanted surprises. Here’s a look at the average lifespan of your refrigerator and other household items, along with some hints on how to tell they're getting too old.

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Topics: Donate, 2019

Volunteer Spotlight: Les the Cashier

Posted by ReStore Staff on Sep 23, 2019 2:26:20 PM

If you’re wondering what a committed volunteer looks like, look no further than Leslie Johnson. Leslie, who goes by Les, gives his time and passion to Twin Cities Habitat both on the construction site and at ReStore.

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight, 2019

What is Habitat for Humanity ReStore? Ask Julie and Gayle!

Posted by ReStore Staff on Sep 19, 2019 10:18:55 AM

Our Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore Home Improvement locations have been around for many years, but there are still a lot of people who either haven’t shopped there before or just don’t know what it is!

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 2019

Check out the winners of the Freestyle Flip Upcycle Challenge

Posted by Jared Laabs on Sep 17, 2019 10:26:14 AM

We had nine creative entries for the Freestyle Flip Upcycle Challenge. In contrast to the Earth Day Upcycle Challenge where people gave a chair some flair, this "freestyle" competition was different. Participants didn't have any limitations or material restrictions. And as you can see from all of the entries posted on Facebook, there was a variety of projects, big and small.

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Topics: 2019, Upcycle

Happy ReStore Anniversary! Let's have a SALE!

Posted by Jared Laabs on Sep 7, 2019 10:07:00 AM

It's been exactly three years since our Minneapolis location opened and twelve years for our New Brighton outlet. We can't think of a better reason to celebrate and have a big SALE for our customers! 

Let's Celebrate and Save Big!

Saturday, September 14, 2019 (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Receive 30% OFF everything in the store (excluding Amazon Paint).

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Topics: Sales, 2019

DIY Spotlight: Lisa's Wall Shelf

Posted by Anna Skemp on Sep 5, 2019 9:00:00 AM

It’s time for another ReStore Upcycle Challenge and we can’t wait to see what our ReStore shoppers have in store for our Freestyle Flip. It is truly amazing to see how many talented DIY-ers live in the Twin Cities area, including Lisa Jepsen, who participated in our last ReStore Upcycle Challenge back in April.

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Topics: ReStore Staff, DIY, 2019, Upcycle

A Passion for UpCycling: Earth Day UpCycle Challenge Participant

Posted by Madison Fisher on Sep 3, 2019 3:23:15 PM

The goal of every working person is to eventually reach retirement and be able to spend their time doing something that they love. In the case of Linnea Poach, she spends every day of her retirement upcycling or painting old furniture.

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Topics: 2019, Upcycle

Hardware & Tools

Posted by Christy Ohlrogge on Aug 29, 2019 10:29:00 AM

Looking to upgrade your tool box but don’t have anyone to pass your oldies down to? Never fear! The Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore is one of the few places that take used tools donations. You may ask, “there’s no way you take everything – so what’s acceptable to donate?” Well, this blog is the answer to all the questions you could have related to hardware and tools at ReStore.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Donate, 2019