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The ReStoration Corner

ReStore Staff

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 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

Beginner's Guide to Shopping at Twin Cities Habitat ReStore Outlets

Posted by ReStore Staff on Mar 6, 2019 9:30:00 AM

If you’ve never been to one of our Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore home improvement outlets (or any Restore for that matter), walking in may feel a bit daunting at first. But never fear! We have a beginner’s guide to shopping at Twin Cities Habitat Restore locations just for you.

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 2019

Month-by-Month Calendar of DIY Home Decor Crafts

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jan 22, 2019 1:56:17 PM

No matter what time of year it is, crafting is fun! So, fill your home with cute DIY home decor crafts or give them as gifts using this month-to-month calendar for 2019. We have a different project for each month to keep those creative juices flowing.

Let’s get crafting!

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Topics: DIY, 2019

How to Make a Business Donation to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jan 17, 2019 8:40:00 AM

Has your business ever changed locations, had extra inventory or building materials leftover from a project, or needed to open up space in your warehouse but you didn’t know what to do?

Thankfully, all you have to do is ask and Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore can help you. Here’s how:

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Topics: Donate, 2019

Best Winter Home Improvement Projects for a Snowy Weekend Indoors

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jan 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Now that it's winter here in Minnesota, outdoor projects have to be put on hold until spring. But that means there's more time to complete some of the indoor projects that can increase your home’s value!

Can’t think of any projects? We’ve got you covered! Here are some budget-friendly ideas for interior winter home improvement projects.

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Topics: DIY, 2019

Charitable Giving: What You Need to Know About End-of-Year Donations

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 28, 2018 10:00:00 AM

'Tis the season for giving! There's a reason people make donations toward the end of the year, and it’s not just because donations give you a tax break (although it helps). The holidays are about the altruistic side of humanity. Taking care of family and friends and giving to others is the focus of the season.

But, before you make a monetary end-of-year donation or donate physical items this holiday season, there are some things you should know.

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Topics: Donate, 2018

5 Tips to Consider When Claiming Donation Tax Deductions

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 27, 2018 9:30:00 AM

One of the benefits of making monetary or physical donations (besides the warm fuzzy feeling you get) is the ability to claim a tax deduction. But, what exactly do you need to be able to claim this deduction? Here are a few tips to help you navigate this tax filing.

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Topics: Donate, 2018

How to Request a Pickup from Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 21, 2018 8:22:54 AM

Are you interested in donating large items (or a large quantity of items) but don’t have a vehicle big enough to fit them?

Let Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore come to you! All you have to do is request a pickup. Here’s how:

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Topics: Donate, 2018