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The ReStoration Corner

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

If You're a Foodie, Then Make This Charcuterie Tray [Gift idea under $5]

Posted by Jared Laabs on Nov 26, 2019 9:29:15 AM

When the winter holidays roll around, it's often time to spend big bucks on gifts for friends and family. Well, you don't have to break the bank or spend any time in long lines at big box stores. With a little elbow grease and a trip to ReStore, you can whip up some homemade gifts for under $5 each.

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Topics: DIY, 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

Announcing the Freestyle Flip Upcycle Challenge

Posted by Jared Laabs on Aug 1, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Join us for the Freestyle Flip Upcycle Challenge here at ReStore! Our first upcycle challenge last Earth Day was such a hit, we've decided to do it again. We're inviting up to 50 challengers to bring their skills and creativity to upcycle common items or materials found at ReStore. This time, we're not limiting you by giving you a chair to transform. You've got more freedom to create anything you want! 

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Topics: 2019, Upcycle

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

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

Joey Ford was beekeeping for commercial use in Texas when he received a call from his friend back in Minnesota. ReStore had just announced that it would be hosting its first upcycle challenge around Earth Day 2019. His friend thought Joey would be interested in joining him in the challenge. It was definitely something he was interested in.

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Topics: 2019, Upcycle

Don't brush off our paint & paint supplies

Posted by Jared Laabs on Jul 8, 2019 1:45:13 PM

What's 250% more expensive at a big box home improvement store or specialty paint store?  Many things, but the correct answer for this blog is PAINT!

A gallon of paint can cost upward of $40 a gallon. But what if I told you that you could find a quality paint for $16 a gallon? Take another look at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

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Topics: 2019

Get your DIY on!

Posted by Jared Laabs on Jun 28, 2019 1:51:23 PM

Here at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore we run into a lot of people building, renovating, and creating all kinds of things. But not everyone knows how to start. Sometimes you need just a little inspiration to kick things into gear. Don't worry, we've got you covered!

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Topics: DIY, 2019

Get Ready for the Customer Appreciation Sale

Posted by Jared Laabs on Jun 21, 2019 10:54:49 AM

Shop the ReStore Customer Appreciation and rack up savings on everything you need to finish your next home improvement project! You’ll get 30% OFF your total purchase (excluding Amazon paint) during this one-day sale on Saturday, June 29 from 10am to 4pm.

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Topics: 2019

Peek inside a Habitat home staged with ReStore furniture

Posted by Jared Laabs on May 6, 2019 2:31:16 PM

Two Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity homes were featured in this year's Minneapolis St. Paul Home Tour. Not only was the tour a great way to show off the homeownership program at Twin Cities Habitat, but each each house was staged with furniture commonly found from Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore in New Brighton and Minneapolis.

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Topics: 2019

And the Earth Day Upcycle Challenge Winners are...

Posted by Jared Laabs on Apr 22, 2019 11:59:40 AM

Amazing! We are blown away by all of the creativity and upcycling expertise in all of the entries for the Earth Day Upcycle Challenge! Many chairs were transformed into something totally new, were given a new purpose, and some were even brought back to life. The essence of ReStore and Earth Day has definitely been captured in this competition! Congratulation to all who participated!

Without further ado, here are the winners!

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Topics: DIY, 2019, Upcycle