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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. 

Regina Eckes

Regina Eckes

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ReStore by the Numbers

Posted by Regina Eckes on Aug 30, 2022 3:58:11 PM

ReStore is nothing without our tremendous supporters who provide donations, volunteer their time, and make purchases. Take a look at all ReStore – and YOU – accomplished last year.

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Topics: ReStore, 2022

Business Donor Spotlight: Ridwell

Posted by Regina Eckes on Aug 9, 2022 8:17:49 AM

While most of us try to be good about recycling cans, plastic bottles, and paper products, many struggle with hard-to-recycle items like batteries and plastic bags. That’s where Ridwell comes in. Ridwell is a newer company that helps make recycling easy, especially the tricky items. Just like ReStore, Ridwell is committed to keeping items out of landfills, and we’re excited to have them as a business donation partner.

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Topics: ReStore, Business Donor Spotlight

Save Big at the Customer Appreciation Sale

Posted by Regina Eckes on Jun 2, 2022 8:27:22 AM

Mark your calendar for ReStore’s annual Customer Appreciation Sale, Friday & Saturday, June 24 & 25, 2022! You’ll save big on everything you need to finish your next paint job, DIY adventure, or home project. Enjoy 30% off most items and 10% off red tag items at both ReStore locations during this two-day sale.

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Topics: Shopping Tips

View the 2022 Spring Upcycle Challenge Entries

Posted by Regina Eckes on Apr 27, 2022 9:33:03 AM

In honor of Earth Month and ReStore's commitment to keeping building materials and household items out of landfills, we introduced a Spring Upcycle Challenge! We invited crafty DIYers to submit their before & after photos of an item they've upcycled. We received a number of amazing entries, and we are so impressed with everyone's creativity and vision! Take a look at the entries below and gather some inspiration for your next project. 

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Topics: ReStore, DIY, Upcycle

Local DIY Master Gets Inspiration at ReStore

Posted by Regina Eckes on Mar 9, 2022 2:00:00 PM

Derek Lee Miller is a local Twin Cities carpenter, artist, theater set designer, and former professional puppeteer. He’s also an avid ReStore shopper. Over the years, Derek has completed many projects using materials and products found at ReStore Home Improvement Outlets. This DIY master shared with us his passion projects and what keeps him coming back to ReStore.

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Topics: ReStore, DIY, Remodel, Upcycle, 2022

ReStore Expands Its Pickup Service Area

Posted by Regina Eckes on Mar 1, 2022 12:59:59 PM

From Waverly to Taylors Falls, and Isanti to Northfield, ReStore is expanding its service area! That means our reliable trucks can pick up goods at more places, including just outside the seven-county metro area. This is the widest service area ReStore has ever had.

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Topics: Donate, 2022

Spring Cleaning with ReStore in Mind

Posted by Regina Eckes on Feb 15, 2022 11:15:00 AM

We're almost ready to "spring ahead," and many of us are looking forward to the snow melting, birds chirping and the return of green spaces everywhere. Spring is also a time when we embark on a sometimes daunting indoor activity: spring cleaning. Whether you're starting the process now or putting it off until May, be sure to partner with ReStore to donate your unwanted items. 

"Spring cleaning can be a great time to bring order to your home or business and donate items to the ReStore," says Robin Henrichsen, Director of ReStore Operations. "Individuals or businesses can drop off items at the two ReStore locations or request a pickup if you have a lot of items."


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Topics: Donate

Discover Simple Ways to Brighten a Room [VIDEO]

Posted by Regina Eckes on Feb 7, 2022 10:00:00 AM

We’re in that unique time of year between the rush of the holiday season and the delights of spring. Though the days are slowly getting longer, it’s still pretty brown and gray outside, and sometimes brightening up a room can brighten your own spirits.

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Topics: ReStore, DIY, 2022

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