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The ReStoration Corner

Jared Laabs

Jared Laabs
Jared Laabs is the Marketing Coordinator at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. Prior to Twin Cities Habitat, Jared worked within Minnesota State for over 15 years in the Marketing department. Jared is energized by hearing personal stories of triumph and learning about the amazing people we serve in our community. He enjoys learning and trying new things, but has limits. No sky diving.

Recent Posts

Meet Trish, winner of the Workspace Upcycle Challenge!

Posted by Jared Laabs on Oct 16, 2020 2:59:29 PM

When we announced the Workspace Upcycle Challenge last month, we thought we had a winning idea. People were working from home a lot more, school was starting up again and many children were distance learning and needed a workspace too. The goal was simple. Upgrade your workspace no matter what or where it might be. Trish submitted photos of her entry, and as you can see, she's the real winner (of a brand new workspace)!

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Topics: Upcycle, 2020

Great News! Great Deals!

Posted by Jared Laabs on Sep 22, 2020 12:04:57 PM

September marks the 4th Anniversary for our Minneapolis location and 13th Anniversary for our New Brighton outletAmazing! Thank you all for your support. YOU are the reason we have experienced continued success. Loyal shoppers may recall, but now is the time we usually offer a big sale to celebrate. We've had to re-think how we offer sales to avoid large crowds during COVID-19, but we have some good news to share. 

Take a peek at some of our recent news, then find out how to get great deals at the bottom. Keep reading! 

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Easy kid desk ideas

Posted by Jared Laabs on Sep 11, 2020 2:32:00 PM

As another school year begins, it's easy to buy supplies, a new backpack, and hope for the best. But this year, you might want to consider spending a little more time on organizing your work space. Odds are you, or your kids, will be spending a bit more time at home this fall.

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Workspace Upcycle Challenge

Posted by Jared Laabs on Sep 1, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Last March, we attempted to host our third upcycle challenge, but COVID-19 rudely interrupted and we had to cancel. Well, dust off your DIY skills and creativity for a new challenge. We're happy to announce The Workspace Upcycle Challenge!

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Topics: DIY, Upcycle, 2020

Shop the longest sale in ReStore history

Posted by Jared Laabs on Jun 23, 2020 3:33:00 PM

Many businesses temporarily shut down because of COVID-19 and are slowly re-opening. Now that we're back open and everyone has changed the way we interact with each other for the  foreseeable future, we're changing the way we have sales.

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Topics: Sales, 2020

Fathers Day Gift Brainstorm

Posted by Jared Laabs on Jun 17, 2020 3:00:25 PM

Some of us have already planned out a social distance party or celebration in honor of Fathers Day, but some of us react a moment before the big day. Either way, we've got some ideas that are worth the scroll.

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Topics: DIY, 2020

Easy Mothers Day gifts

Posted by Jared Laabs on May 7, 2020 11:50:00 AM

It's easy to take for granted the matriarch of the family... mom. But when Mothers Day comes around, you have to really think about how you can show your appreciation for everything she's done. Here are some quick and easy gifts for that will make her smile!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, DIY, 2020

ReStore’s Earth Saving Purpose—Diverting from Landfills

Posted by Jared Laabs on Apr 22, 2020 9:43:45 AM

You may already know about Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity and how it provides affordable housing to local families. But you might be surprised how shopping and supporting ReStore home improvement outlets help divert over 2.3 million pounds of refuse from being thrown in landfills.

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Topics: Green Initiatives, 2020

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

Posted by Jared Laabs on Apr 15, 2020 11:33:36 AM

It's a loaded question, we know, but when the COVID-19 outbreak happened about a month ago MANY things changed. It effected our employment, personal lives, mental health and social norms. Since then Twin Cities Habitat has started to operate virtually with the one goal in mind. To preserve safe, affordable, stable, homeownership. It's more crucial than ever before.

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Topics: ReStore Staff, 2020

Bicycle Benefits at ReStore

Posted by Jared Laabs on Mar 10, 2020 10:24:52 AM

Bicycle Benefits is a program which encourages citizens to bike more regularly to more places. Local organizations and businesses offer special discounts for those that show up on their bike and wish to make a purchase. And you can save big at ReStore!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Green Initiatives, 2020