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The ReStoration Corner

ReStore Staff

Recent Posts

Remember the ReStore for Lawn, Garden & Landscaping

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jun 10, 2019 9:29:55 AM

Spring is here! You may have noticed that it seems like everybody has some kind of lawn and garden project going on, and you may have a couple of projects planned yourself. But why go to the big box stores for your lawn and garden needs when you can find everything you need at ReStore at much better prices?

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Topics: Shopping Tips, DIY, 2019

Getting Creative with Cabinets

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jun 7, 2019 9:10:17 AM

Are you thinking about remodeling? Does your cabin need some more storage? Or is your garage feeling a tad cluttered? Well ReStore has you covered!

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Topics: DIY, 2019

Weekend Home Improvement Projects: 9 Summer Upgrades You Can Tackle On Your Own

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jun 4, 2019 11:31:35 AM

After a long (and snowy) winter, it doesn't take much to get us thinking about summer projects. And with our weather, we don't have all that long before we have to worry about snow again, so it's important to start early and prioritize quickly.

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Topics: DIY, 2019

Volunteer Spotlight: Bob Prentiss Enjoying Retirement at the ReStore

Posted by ReStore Staff on May 21, 2019 9:57:17 AM

Bob Prentiss has been helping Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity for decades. When he ran his own firm of investment advisors, he volunteered as a fundraiser. 

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight, 2019

Here are the TOP FIVE areas you should SPRING into action

Posted by ReStore Staff on May 16, 2019 10:05:54 AM

It’s mid-May and it finally feels like Spring. Here are the top five areas you should focus on to get your home ready for the best weather of the year.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, 2019

How to Organize Your Home: A Room-by-Room Walkthrough

Posted by ReStore Staff on May 2, 2019 2:59:40 PM

There are many different ways to organize your home, and each room has its own quirks that make it an organizational challenge. That's why no system is one-size fits all – or should we say one-room? Let's try to simplify things by going after the toughest targets: the garage, bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom, which tend to be the most difficult to organize. Here are our tips on how to clean up these rooms and even add a little style – using items you can typically find at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore

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Topics: DIY, 2019

Cheap Ways to Give Your Room a Whole New Look!

Posted by ReStore Staff on Apr 25, 2019 8:08:06 AM

Sometimes renovating a room feels like a necessity, but just isn’t practical. Either you don’t have the time or the budget for it. But you don’t have to suffer with a room that just doesn’t work for you. There are a number of ways to give your old room a whole new look without breaking the budget or having to spend several weekends renovating the space. How? We’ve got a bunch of DIY ideas that can help you change any room into your favorite – cheaply and efficiently. 

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Topics: DIY, 2019

 Where Can I Donate My Business Furniture in the Twin Cities?

Posted by ReStore Staff on Apr 3, 2019 8:52:31 AM

As a business owner, you know how important it is to keep your office functional, comfortable, and up-to-date. That means you need to buy new office furniture from time to time. But there’s just one problem with purchasing new furniture. When it arrives, you're left with all the old furniture. So, how do you get rid of those old furnishings? Donate them, of course! You might be asking, "Where can I donate my business furniture?"

Turns out, there's actually a few different organizations that accept business furniture. Here's everything you need to know.

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Topics: Donate, 2019

Donation Value Guide: How Much Are Your Donation Items Actually Worth?

Posted by ReStore Staff on Mar 28, 2019 9:52:23 AM

One of the benefits of making a donation to a nonprofit is the ability to claim a tax deduction for your donation. But how much can you claim? When donating used items, that can get tricky. Gently used items don't exactly have price tags on them anymore, and they lose value as soon as they are used, so you can only claim the resale value. 

On top of that, the IRS does not allow nonprofit organizations to set the value of your donation, the donor must assign that value. So, how much are your donation items actually worth? Here are reasonable ranges to use as guidelines for items commonly donated to the ReStore using our Donation Value Guide.

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Topics: Donate, 2019

Cheap Interior Paint and 5 Other Items You Didn't Know ReStore Sold

Posted by ReStore Staff on Mar 22, 2019 9:46:19 AM

Whether it's your first time shopping at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore or you're a regular customer, when you visit our stores you may come across some unique items you didn't expect from a home improvement outlet. Of course, we sell furniture, hardware, and appliances, but did you know we also sell cheap interior paint (for $16/gallon) and so much more? Check our list below to learn more.

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 2019