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The ReStoration Corner

Becky Engen

Becky Engen
Becky Engen has a passion for writing and building and engaging with communities through social media. She graduated from St. Cloud State University, and began her career in marketing and advertising as a junior copywriter and social media specialist. Becky joined the Twin Cities Habitat marketing team in 2013 as the Digital Marketing Program Manager and loves that she continues to learn something new each and every day about the great people who work for, volunteer with, and are served through the organization.
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Recent Posts

From Home Staging to Final Home Furnishings

Posted by Becky Engen on May 18, 2018 9:10:00 AM

In late April, our ReStore team partnered with staff members from our Homeownership department to help furnish a Habitat home. The home was then open for the public to visit April 28 and 29 as part of the Minneapolis St. Paul Home Tour

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Topics: Shopping Tips, Partnerships, Remodel, 2018

(Pre-) Earth Day Sale 2018

Posted by Becky Engen on Apr 6, 2018 9:05:00 AM

 

This sale is over! You can still receive updates and promotions by signing up for our Hot Deals newsletter or following us on Facebook or Instagram.

 

The ReStore team is excited to announce that our next big sale is taking place on Saturday, April 21! During this Earth Day Sale (OK, it's actually a pre-Earth Day sale), shoppers can save 30% OFF everything at our Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity Restore home improvement outlet locations.

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Topics: Shopping Tips, Sales

What to have in your homeowner maintenance kit

Posted by Becky Engen on Mar 1, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Being a first-time homebuyer can be the most exciting time of your life--and at the same time, be incredibly overwhelming. You've saved the money, secured a mortgage, found a home you love, and finally closed on it. But once the last document is signed and the keys are turned over, this beautiful home becomes YOUR responsibility. 

No matter if you're a member of a Homeowners Association or not, you're bound to have some maintenance and repair projects pop up in your first few years of owning your home. Never fear! We've asked our knowledgeable ReStore staff to weigh-in and consulted with Mark Larson, who leads Twin Cities Habitat's Maintenance & Repair homebuyer education course, to find out what you should include in your home toolkit. 

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, DIY

DIY Tips: How to make the best of a small space

Posted by Becky Engen on Jan 19, 2018 10:26:03 AM

Whether you're squeezing yourself and several friends or family members into a tiny apartment, or you just have an abundance of stuff that needs some organization, we're going to give you a few tips to make some big changes with limited space.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, DIY

Why ReStore?

Posted by Becky Engen on Jan 8, 2018 9:30:00 AM

If you're an avid DIYer, home improvement pro, or just called upon to perform home repairs on a regular basis, you know there are a number of stores in the metro area clamoring for your business. So why should you choose to shop at ReStore home improvement outlets? Good question.

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Topics: Shopping Tips, Donate

Ringing in the New Year at the ReStore

Posted by Becky Engen on Jan 3, 2018 8:41:07 AM

As we say goodbye to 2017 and hello to a New Year, we have a lot of successes to celebrate and new goals to achieve!

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight

The making of our ReStore PSA

Posted by Becky Engen on Dec 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Just last month, our store team wandered into new territory, as we created our first-ever Public Service Advertisement (PSA) for our local Twin Cities ReStore locations. PSAs are generally created for charities, messages about health or safety, or topics concerning the general public. These short videos are then distributed to local TV stations to run when they do not have other programming or advertising scheduled. 

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Topics: Shopping Tips

ReStore For the Holidays

Posted by Becky Engen on Nov 14, 2017 9:12:10 AM

With the season's festivities quickly approaching, we wanted to make sure to share our holiday hours with our donors, shoppers, and volunteers! These special hours are meant to accommodate scheduled organization celebrations, as well as provide staff time to spend with their families this season.

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Topics: Sales

Help our stores Give to the Max

Posted by Becky Engen on Nov 1, 2017 9:00:00 AM

November is here, and that means that Give to the Max in Minnesota has begun! Our Twin Cities Habitat ReStore locations will be stepping up again this year to motivate shoppers to participate in-store, November 1 - 16. There are also a number of ways you can get involved in this annual fundraiser—and even have a chance to win great prizes!

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Topics: Donate

Simple, Quick & Affordable Halloween DIY Projects

Posted by Becky Engen on Oct 11, 2017 11:26:00 AM

One of my favorite things to do during the holiday season is to drive around local neighborhoods and drool over all the creative and fun exterior decor that people put on display in their yards. This year, I wanted to try and step up my game in holiday decorations, without spending too much money. Thus began my search for cheap Halloween DIY decor ideas, and down the Google and Pinterest rabbit hole I went...

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, DIY