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The ReStoration Corner

Welcome to ReStore's official blog! Here we post the latest and greatest ReStore happenings, including: DIY tips and videos, sales and contests, seasonal topics, volunteer spotlights, business donor information, and much more. 

6 Tips for a Successful Pickup

Visit ReStore at the Minneapolis Home + Remodeling Show

ReStore Through the Years: Staff Changes and Growth

How to Make the Most of Almost Everything [VIDEO]

Improve Bathroom Safety With These Modifications

Your Questions, Answered: New Donated Products

Make Winter Warmer, Safer, and Cheaper [VIDEO]

DIY Guide to Replacing a Toilet

DIY Christmas Ornaments and Décor [VIDEO]

The Journey of Your ReStore Donations

DIY Charcuterie Tray [Affordable Gift Idea for Foodies]

Warm Your Heart and Become a Winter Warrior

The Impact of Your Purchase

Alternatives to Store-Bought Wrapping Paper [VIDEO]

Repurposing for the Holidays [VIDEO]

Tips to Winterize Your Home

Bathroom DIY Plumbing Projects

Your Questions, Answered: New Products at ReStore

Discover the Power of Paint: DIY with Jill O’Gorman

Replacing a Showerhead DIY Guide

Fall Flip Contest 2022 Winners

Fun, Easy DIY Halloween Decoration Ideas [VIDEO]

DIY Friday: Fall Topiaries [VIDEO]

Take your garage back

Simple, Quick, and Affordable Halloween DIY Projects

Fall Cleanup: Who Will Take Your Donations?

Spooky DIY Halloween Decorations [VIDEO]

Tips for a DIY Bathroom Vanity

Happy ReStore Anniversary! Let's have a SALE!

Join ReStore's Fall Flip Contest

Save Energy and Money with Easy Updates [VIDEO]

ReStore by the Numbers

How To Remove Texture from Walls

DIY Dorm Room Hacks [VIDEO]

Business Donor Spotlight: Ridwell

DIY Reupholster Your Worn-Out Furniture [VIDEO]

Best place to buy dorm furniture...ReStore!

5 Creative DIY Fire Pit Ideas You Can Totally Make at Home

DIY Bathroom Flooring

Cost-Friendly Bathroom DIY Décor

Weekend Home Improvement Projects: 9 Summer Upgrades You Can Tackle On Your Own

Staff Picks: Coolest Finds at Twin Cities ReStore

Save Big at the Customer Appreciation Sale

Where Can I Buy Second-Hand Furniture in Minneapolis?

Spring Projects: When is the Best Time to Paint Outside?

Not Scraping? Here's How to Paint Your Popcorn Ceiling Instead

5 DIY Bedroom Makeover Ideas

Budget Kitchen Remodel Ideas

Easy Mother's Day Gifts

View the 2022 Spring Upcycle Challenge Entries

Spring Cleaning: What to Toss and What to Donate

Business Donor Blog: Haag Companies

Here's how you can make Earth Month last all year long

The Environmental Impact of Buying

Employee Spotlight: Diane Finds Joy, Passion, and a Path to Homeownership

[VIDEO] How to Shop Safely at ReStore During COVID-19

Shopping and Donating at Our Stores Safely

[VIDEO] How to Donate to ReStore During COVID-19 (Drop-Off or Pickup)

Here are the TOP FIVE areas you should SPRING into action

Local DIY Master Gets Inspiration at ReStore

ReStore Expands Its Pickup Service Area

Business Donor Spotlight: Metropolitan Picture Framing

Spring Cleaning with ReStore in Mind

Discover Simple Ways to Brighten a Room [VIDEO]

Get a bargain on vinyl plank flooring - and install it yourself!

Simple DIY Storage Solutions

Get ready to declutter and organize

ReStore vs. Big Box Retail [VIDEO]

DIY Upcycling Ideas with ReStore [VIDEO]

Business Donor Spotlight: Tile X Design

Here are some tips if you plan on downsizing your home

There are no shipping delays when you create your own gifts

Business Donor Spotlight: ProSource Wholesale

Why Sue Chose Volunteering in Retirement at ReStore

How to Make a Business Donation to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore

You helped create, preserve, and promote homeownership (2020-2021 annual report)

DIY Friday: The tools to get the job done

What to do with leftover building materials

Have a seat! Refresh an old chair with these simple steps

Tips for Tiling [VIDEO]

Robin Henrichsen new Director of ReStore

How to Buy Used Furniture: 9 Tips to Score Second Hand Treasure

Here are the winners of the Birdhouse Upcycle Challenge!

Meet ReStore's Assistant Store Manager, Jan Hagerman!

DIY Garden Ideas for Small Yards and Apartments

Business Donor Spotlight: Bellacor

5 Tips for Refurbishing Any Kind of Furniture the Right Way

DIY Patio Furniture: Creating the Backyard of Your Dreams on a Budget

Operations Coordinator Grant Shares a History of ReStore

Donor Spotlight: Focalpoint Flooring & Studio M Interiors

Join the Birdhouse Upcycle Challenge

Lend a hand at ReStore

Make your own art or sign using old cabinet doors [VIDEO]

Get ready for great weather with this upcycled planting station

Donor Spotlight: Shaughnessy Flooring & Schwieters Companies

Expert design advice when preparing to sell your home

7 Great Mini Makeover Ideas to Spruce Up Any Living Space

Meet ReStore Manager Jill

Open a new door at ReStore [VIDEO]

How to Install Kitchen Cabinets By Yourself

DIY Friday: Let's take a look at flooring

DIY Friday: Make indoor planters [VIDEO]

Employee Spotlight: Robin Henrichsen, Donations Master!

Answering 10 of your most-asked ReStore questions

Transform your living room for under $500

Organizing after Christmas [VIDEO]

Make Your Tax-Deductible End-of-Year Donations to ReStore Now!

How the New Brighton ReStore Got a New Look

New hours of operation

What is it like to donate to ReStore?

Paint like a pro—with Amazon Paint [VIDEO]

How to prepare your items for donation

Meet Trish, winner of the Workspace Upcycle Challenge!

Great News! Great Deals!

Volunteer Spotlight: John Leier [VIDEO]

Easy kid desk ideas

Used Cabinets: Save Big On Your Kitchen Remodel

Workspace Upcycle Challenge

How to Build Home Equity the Easy Way

Volunteer Spotlight: Donna VonLehe [VIDEO]

7 Home Exterior Upgrades that Make a Big Impact

ReStore's Step-by-Step Guide for How to Stain a Deck

Volunteer Spotlight: John Bagaglio [VIDEO]

Rustic Rehab: 7 Ways to Distress Furniture to Get That Antique Look

Shop the longest sale in ReStore history

Fathers Day Gift Brainstorm

DIY Spotlight: Meet Jake, a Generous Craftsman

Kitchen Cabinets or Appliances: Which Do You Buy First?

Now scheduling pickups

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

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

Bicycle Benefits at ReStore

Storage Solutions Upcycle Challenge

Guide to Buying Used Appliances: Refrigerator [VIDEO]

We need your help filling the new space

Keep on Truckin'

Upcycle Challenge Spotlight: Meet Claire

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

Make Way for ReStore Expansion

ReStore Shopper Spotlight: Meet Julie

Backstage with the Latest Upcycle Challenge Winner

Local College Gives Back

Business Donor Spotlight: Raj, of India Handicrafts, Inc.

ReStore projects bring joy

Tax Tips for Businesses: Are Business Donations Tax Deductible?

How to Responsibly Liquidate Surplus Inventory

4 Tips on How To Declutter Your Garage

Explore Plumbing at ReStore

Dream Big with Building Materials

Do you need Carpet or Flooring? Check out ReStore!

The Average Lifespan of Your Refrigerator and Other Household Items

Volunteer Spotlight: Les the Cashier

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

Check out the winners of the Freestyle Flip Upcycle Challenge

DIY Spotlight: Lisa's Wall Shelf

A Passion for UpCycling: Earth Day UpCycle Challenge Participant

Hardware & Tools

Upcycle Challenge - Nailed It!

Why I Shop at ReStore: Contractor Chris Koch

Find Affordable Furniture for College Students at the ReStore [ATTN: U of M]

What to Know About Furniture and Donations at ReStore

Announcing the Freestyle Flip Upcycle Challenge

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

Tips for Furnishing a New Home [Checklist]

A Game of "Thrownes"

What To Do With Old Kitchen Cabinets?

ReStore is the Place to Donate and Shop for Appliances

Don't brush off our paint & paint supplies

DIY Rain Garden

Get your DIY on!

Make These DIY Yard Games for the 4th of July

Hook Agency: We Volunteer for a Couple Reasons

Get Ready for the Customer Appreciation Sale

Windows and Doors Galore

Remember the ReStore for Lawn, Garden & Landscaping

Getting Creative with Cabinets

Volunteer Spotlight: Bob Prentiss Enjoying Retirement at the ReStore

Retire to Do Something, Not from Something

Follow Your Donation at ReStore

Peek inside a Habitat home staged with ReStore furniture

How to Organize Your Home: A Room-by-Room Walkthrough

Cheap Ways to Give Your Room a Whole New Look!

And the Earth Day Upcycle Challenge Winners are...

The Joy of Volunteering

The DIY Gift Season

 Where Can I Donate My Business Furniture in the Twin Cities?

Newbie Upcycle Challenger

Donation Value Guide: How Much Are Your Donation Items Actually Worth?

ReStore Service Learning

Cheap Interior Paint and 5 Other Items You Didn't Know ReStore Sold

An Interview with Jan Hagerman [VIDEO part 3]

Join the VIP Club!

Announcing the Earth Day Upcycle Challenge—give a chair some flair

Beginner's Guide to Shopping at Twin Cities Habitat ReStore Outlets

An Interview with Jan Hagerman [VIDEO part 2]

Finding Value in Scraps

Why we love the ReStore (from the mouths of ReStore shoppers)

An Interview with Jan Hagerman [VIDEO part 1]

Vita Huset (white house) family transforming a ReStoration

Month-by-Month Calendar of DIY Home Decor Crafts

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