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The ReStoration Corner

ReStore Staff

Recent Posts

Answering 10 of your most-asked ReStore questions

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jan 13, 2021 12:34:33 PM

As a one-stop shop for finding (or getting rid of) home improvement goods, we get a lot of questions from shoppers, donors, and people who've never even heard of ReStore. Here are a few of our most-asked questions about shopping and donating at ReStore! 

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Topics: Insider, 2020, faq

Organizing after Christmas [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 30, 2020 10:48:02 AM

WCCO's Jason DeRusha and Heather Brown recently Skyped with Jan Hagerman, New Brighton ReStore Manager, to get some tips for DIY Friday. Watch this quick video and others like it to get you inspired to get things done!

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Topics: DIY, 2020, DIY Friday

Make Your Tax-Deductible End-of-Year Donations to ReStore Now!

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 28, 2020 10:34:44 AM

2020 is almost over, and that means time is running out for you to make your tax-deductible donation to ReStore! Whether you’re a homeowner looking to clean out your basement workshop, a remodeler looking to recycle a kitchen full of cabinets and appliances, or a business with excess inventory you need gone, you’ve got to get those donations in by the end of the year to reap the tax benefits.

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Topics: Donate, 2020

You create home, and home is everything (2019-2020 annual report)

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 12, 2020 9:24:00 AM

When you shop, donate, or volunteer at ReStore, you're not just helping Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity you're creating the transformational power of homeownership for families in your community. See all you've helped accomplish in our annual report!

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Topics: 2020, News

Repurposing for the holidays

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 3, 2020 2:19:03 PM

Holiday decorations can be expensive, but take a look at what you already have and give it some holiday cheer! Jan Hagerman shares some fun ideas you can do on a budget on the latest DIY Friday segment on WCCO.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, DIY, 2020, DIY Friday

Not Scraping? Here's How to Paint Your Popcorn Ceiling Instead

Posted by ReStore Staff on Oct 1, 2020 11:46:23 AM

Over time ceilings can build up dust and dirt and just look dingy – especially popcorn ceilings (also known as stipple, stucco, or acoustic ceilings), which seem to be a magnet for grime. Scraping the "popcorn" from your ceiling is a lot of work – and it could even be dangerous. So consider giving your room a fresh look with a simple coat of paint.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, DIY, 2020

Volunteer Spotlight: John Leier [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Sep 16, 2020 9:15:24 AM
"It's a great organization, and I really like all the people that I've met here."

Today, John Leier is one of the volunteers making ReStore a great resource for Twin Cities homeowners to find affordable home furnishings and building materials – but it wasn't always that way.

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight, Videos, 2020

Used Cabinets: Save Big On Your Kitchen Remodel

Posted by ReStore Staff on Sep 9, 2020 10:04:07 AM

Remodeling your home can be a fun way to customize your space, but it can get expensive – even if you're frugal. Thrifting, reusing, and upcycling are all the rage in home improvement, meaning you've got to get creative if you wanna save – like buying gently used cabinets to lower the cost of a kitchen remodel.

We've got four handy tips to help you find the right used cabinets for your kitchen and make them fit your style.

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Topics: DIY, Kitchen Cabinets, 2020

How to Build Home Equity the Easy Way

Posted by ReStore Staff on Aug 26, 2020 12:22:48 PM

From the moment you move into a new house, you'll probably start thinking of ways to change it up. New colors, new materials, new… anything! It's great to have that mindset not just for your own personal enjoyment of the home, but for the added value those changes can bring to your home equity.

Building equity in a home doesn't have to break the bank, your back... or anything else, for that matter. Let's go over the basics and tips on how to build home equity with easy home improvements.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, DIY, Remodel, Kitchen Remodel, 2020

Volunteer Spotlight: Donna VonLehe [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Aug 14, 2020 11:25:06 AM
"It feels great working for the bigger cause of providing housing for families."

Volunteer Donna VonLehe chose Habitat for Humanity ReStore from a number of other volunteer opportunities after she retired for two great reasons:

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight, 2020