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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

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

Celebrate Earth Day with a Big Sale

Posted by Jared Laabs on Apr 12, 2019 9:45:40 AM

No holiday better aligns with the mission of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore than Earth Day. So it only makes sense to have a huge sale to celebrate Earth Day!

During the Earth Day Sale, you'll receive 30% off your entire purchase (excluding Amazon Paint) on Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This will be one of our best sales yet, with discounts, doorbusters, and more!

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Topics: Shopping Tips, Sales, 2019

An Interview with Jan Hagerman [VIDEO part 3]

Posted by Jared Laabs on Mar 19, 2019 10:08:25 AM

We asked Jan about what it's like working at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore, who the typical shopper is, and what projects she is currently working on. Get some DIY inspiration and visit Jan at the ReStore!

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Topics: ReStore Staff, 2019

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

Posted by Jared Laabs on Mar 11, 2019 11:32:34 AM

In honor of Earth Day coming up next month, and ReStore outlets commitment to recycling and reusing items, we're hosting our first-ever Earth Day Upcycle Challenge at our stores—and we want YOU to join in!

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Topics: DIY, 2019

ReStore’s Earth Saving Purpose—Diverting from Landfills

Posted by Jared Laabs on Mar 8, 2019 2:00:00 PM

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 2.2 million pounds of refuse from being thrown in landfills.

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Topics: Green Initiatives, 2019