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The ReStoration Corner

ReStore Staff

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The Average Lifespan of Your Refrigerator and Other Household Items

Posted by ReStore Staff on Oct 3, 2019 9:16:50 AM

It can come out of nowhere – the dishwasher stops washing, the water heater isn't heating, or the fridge quits cooling. All appliances have a life expectancy. And there are signs to look for that can help you prepare and plan out your appliance purchases to avoid some of those unwanted surprises. Here’s a look at the average lifespan of your refrigerator and other household items, along with some hints on how to tell they're getting too old.

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Topics: Donate, 2019

Volunteer Spotlight: Les the Cashier

Posted by ReStore Staff on Sep 23, 2019 2:26:20 PM

If you’re wondering what a committed volunteer looks like, look no further than Leslie Johnson. Leslie, who goes by Les, gives his time and passion to Twin Cities Habitat both on the construction site and at ReStore.

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight, 2019

What is Habitat for Humanity ReStore? Ask Julie and Gayle!

Posted by ReStore Staff on Sep 19, 2019 10:18:55 AM

Our Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore Home Improvement locations have been around for many years, but there are still a lot of people who either haven’t shopped there before or just don’t know what it is!

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 2019

Where Can I Buy Second-Hand Furniture in Minneapolis?

Posted by ReStore Staff on Aug 27, 2019 2:33:00 PM

When you purchase second-hand furniture at a Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore Home Improvement Outlet, you’re doing more than just helping keep quality items and building material out of landfills. You’re also helping support a non-profit organization that uses almost all proceeds from ReStore to help build affordable Habitat homes for local families!

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 2019

Why I Shop at ReStore: Contractor Chris Koch

Posted by ReStore Staff on Aug 21, 2019 11:04:45 AM

To call Chris Koch a veteran ReStore shopper is an understatement. He has been shopping at ReStore since it opened in 2007, and now he's a regular at both of our current locations –  Minneapolis and New Brighton. But while his shopping patterns have been constant, his reason for shopping has changed along the way. When Chris started looking for bargains at ReStore, he was a DIYer, working on his own home in North Minneapolis. But now he's a professional who specializes rehabbing older homes – and finding unique materials for them at ReStore. 

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 2019

Find Affordable Furniture for College Students at the ReStore [ATTN: U of M]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Aug 14, 2019 11:10:22 AM

August means move-in time at colleges across Minnesota. And if you're getting ready to move into a college dorm or trying to figure out how to furnish your apartment – especially near the University of Minnesota – we can help. You can find affordable furniture only a couple of miles from the U of M campus! Look no further than Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 2019

Tips for Furnishing a New Home [Checklist]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jul 26, 2019 11:48:57 AM

Just moved into your new home? Next step – furniture shopping! But where to start? Buying a new home can mean moving into a larger space, smaller space, or simply just a different layout that requires different sizes or styles of furniture. You might need a number of new pieces of furniture to fit the new space. This is also an exciting opportunity to make your house feel like home. So what steps should you take before buying your new furniture?

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 2019

What To Do With Old Kitchen Cabinets?

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jul 18, 2019 10:35:00 AM

Remodeling a kitchen requires a lot of planning, and some of it has nothing to do with the decor. For example, what are you going to do with those old kitchen cabinets? You could repaint or restain them instead of buying new ones, which would save you quite a bit of money. But what if you want to replace them? 

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Topics: DIY, Kitchen Remodel, 2019

Make These DIY Yard Games for the 4th of July

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jun 26, 2019 12:30:00 PM

Yard games are practically essential for a great 4th of July celebration. The weather is sunny and warm and families and friends gather together for picnics and outdoor fun. If you’d like to play everyone’s favorite yard games at your 4th of July party, there’s no need to spend big money. With a little do-it-yourself ingenuity, you can make some fantastic yard games using materials commonly found at the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore. It’s easy and we’ll show you how! 

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Topics: Shopping Tips, DIY, 2019

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