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Spring Projects: When is the Best Time to Paint Outside?

Posted by ReStore Staff on May 17, 2022 11:22:00 AM

The warm weather has arrived, and it's time to tackle some of those outdoor painting projects you couldn't complete during the winter months. Whether you're painting your deck, trim, or a large project you weren't able to paint indoors, temperature can impact your project.

Here are some tips about temperature and prep work to make sure your spring painting jobs turn out just right.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, 2022

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

Posted by ReStore Staff on May 13, 2022 10:00:00 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: DIY, Tips and Tricks, 2022

Easy Mother's Day Gifts

Posted by ReStore Staff on Apr 30, 2022 11:50:00 AM

Sometimes it's easy to take for granted the matriarch of the familymom. But when Mother's Day comes around, you have to think about how you can show your appreciation for everything she's done. Here are quick and easy gifts you can put together yourself and guaranteed to make her smile! 

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Topics: DIY, Tips and Tricks, 2022

Spring Cleaning: What to Toss and What to Donate

Posted by ReStore Staff on Apr 18, 2022 1:30:00 PM

Sun shining late into the evening, warming temperatures, and melting snow can only mean one thing: spring is here. And it's the perfect time do some spring cleaning.

Before you get trash-happy, consider items you can donate. You may be surprised to find that much of what you don't need or want anymore can be donated. You'll not only keep items out of the landfill, but you'll make another family very happy.

But where do you start? We'll help you identify some of those things you didn't know you could donate (and tell you where to donate them) and some things that are better sent to the trash.

 

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Donate, 2022

Here's how you can make Earth Month last all year long

Posted by ReStore Staff on Apr 12, 2022 8:42:00 AM

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is well known for its mission of bringing people together to create, preserve, and promote affordable homeownership and to advance racial equity in housing. But you might be surprised to learn how shopping and donating to ReStore home improvement outlets help divert 3.2 million pounds of refuse from being thrown in landfills.

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Topics: Green Initiatives, 2022

[VIDEO] How to Shop Safely at ReStore During COVID-19

Posted by ReStore Staff on Apr 1, 2022 2:45:00 PM

Any time is a good time to tackle that big project or spruce up some things around the house. At ReStore, you're likely to find whatever you need, from appliances to paint to power tools to gardening equipment – the list goes on and on – and you can rest easy knowing your purchase is helping create and preserve affordable homeownership within the Twin Cities.

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Topics: Videos, Tips and Tricks, Shopping Tips

Shopping and Donating at Our Stores Safely

Posted by ReStore Staff on Apr 1, 2022 1:39:00 PM

Updated on April 1, 2022

The safety of our staff and volunteers is first and foremost at ReStore. We've updated our protocols and rules in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that you should know before visiting. 

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Topics: 2020, Donate, Shopping Tips

[VIDEO] How to Donate to ReStore During COVID-19 (Drop-Off or Pickup)

Posted by ReStore Staff on Apr 1, 2022 8:45:00 AM

The pandemic left many people spending more time at home than they used to. Maybe you started to notice the stuff around you – old furniture and home goods, scrap materials from the last home improvement project, that kind of thing. The good news? ReStore is ready for your donations!

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Topics: Donate, News, 2021

Here are the TOP FIVE areas you should SPRING into action

Posted by ReStore Staff on Mar 15, 2022 7:28:00 AM

It’s mid-March and it finally feels like Spring. Time to get your house ready for the best weather of the year! Here are the top five spaces to focus on. As you clean and organize, determine which items still spark joy (items to keep), and what can be donated, tossed, or recycled. 

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, 2022

Simple DIY Storage Solutions

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jan 21, 2022 10:30:20 AM

Looking for ways to organize your space? Perhaps you’ve both limited space and limited budget. You can get organized, save space, save money, and help keep usable things out of landfills with these DIY storage solutions. Repurpose items from ReStore, thrift shops, or even what you have laying around in your garage, for the parts, pieces, and supplies you need. 

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Topics: ReStore, DIY, Project Ideas, 2022

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