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The ReStoration Corner

ReStore Staff

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The ReStore Experience: How to Donate Furniture to Habitat for Humanity

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 4, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Are you updating your living room furniture or redecorating your bedroom but you're not sure what to do with your old sofas or dressers? What about all the building materials from that renovation you just completed? Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore home improvement outlets is a great option to donate furniture and building materials versus putting them in a landfill. You will be helping families in your community and helping the earth, too.

All donations are tax-deductible and Twin Cities Habitat ReStore accepts a variety of furniture and other materials. We understand it can feel daunting to donate your furniture, but we're here to make it easy. Here's how to donate gently used furniture to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.

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Topics: 2018, Donate

DIY Projects: 8 Cheap Ways to Improve the Value of Your Home

Posted by ReStore Staff on Nov 30, 2018 12:12:44 PM

Whether you just bought a new house or you've lived there for years, there are several easy ways to improve the value of your home. Thankfully, you don't have to break the bank to give your home a bit of TLC. It can be as easy as completing a few DIY projects, like painting the walls, planting a tree, removing popcorn ceiling, or even just installing new light fixtures. So, when you have a little time and a little extra money, here are eight DIY projects to improve your home.

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Topics: 2018, DIY

ReStore Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Posted by ReStore Staff on Nov 19, 2018 9:05:00 AM

Happy Thanksgiving Week to you and your family! While you're preparing for your holiday festivities (and maybe creating that list of stores to visit during Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday), we wanted to take a minute to update you on our holiday store hours:

Starting Wednesday, November 21 through Monday, November 26 both our New Brighton and Minneapolis locations will be CLOSED to allow our staff time to spend the holidays with their families. We will reopen both stores at 10am on Tuesday, November 27. 

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Topics: 2018, Shopping Tips

How to Donate to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Posted by ReStore Staff on Nov 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Looking to find a new home for your current appliances, furniture, construction materials, tools, or other home goods? Look no further than Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore home improve! When you donate to ReStore, you’ll keep good, reusable items out of landfills. Proceeds from the sale of those donated items also support the building of safe, stable Habitat homes for local families.

And, donating to Twin Cities Habitat ReStore is as easy as 1,2,3:

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Topics: 2018, Donate

What You Should Consider Before Installing a Window on Your Own

Posted by ReStore Staff on Nov 6, 2018 9:30:00 AM

You need new windows. You did your research and you've picked out the perfect windows for your home. You’re not quite sure what you’re getting yourself into, but you’ve decided you want to install the windows yourself. 

Well, there are some things you should take into consideration before installing those perfect windows. Pay close attention, because it's definitely something you want to get right on the first try!

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Topics: 2018, Remodel, DIY

Youth Volunteers Build Adirondack Chairs for ReStore

Posted by ReStore Staff on Oct 8, 2018 10:00:00 AM

One of the most popular items sold at the Twin Cities Habitat ReStore are Adirondack chairs and toy boxes built through youth workshops. These chairs not only generate funding for our mission, but also provide a hands-on building opportunity for volunteers who are too young to help with construction on our Habitat homes.

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Topics: 2018, Shopping Tips, Volunteer Spotlight

Top 4 Things to Consider When Shopping for Replacement Windows

Posted by ReStore Staff on Sep 18, 2018 9:06:19 AM

Windows can increase the curb appeal of your home, make your home quieter, and make your home more energy efficient! But, that only applies if they're in good condition.

If you’re feeling a draft near your windows, receiving higher than normal energy bills, having difficulty opening and closing your windows, or noticing condensation on your windows, it could be time to replace them. But there are so many options out there to choose from. How do you pick?

Here's a list of top things to consider when shopping for replacement windows.

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Topics: 2018, Tips and Tricks

Amy Matthews DIY: How to Install a Door Knob [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Aug 11, 2018 9:30:00 AM

If you’ve never installed a door knob before, it can be a bit of a daunting task. But, with a little help from Home Improvement Expert Amy Matthews, you can do it in no time! Before you start, you’ll want to make sure you have the following tools:

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Topics: 2018, Amy Matthews DIY

Weekend Warrior 101: The Ultimate Garage Organization Checklist

Posted by ReStore Staff on Aug 1, 2018 11:25:43 AM

Let's face it, the garage is likely to be one of the most notoriously disorganized spaces of your home. Don't have room for it in your house? Throw it in the garage! Only need it for one season? There’s space for it in the garage! Is it too dirty to keep inside but will get ruined if left outside? Store it in the garage! 

As you can see, it's easy to turn your garage into a catch-all room for anything that doesn't fit or belong indoors. But just because it’s a multi-functional space, that doesn't mean you can't organize it!

Here are some great and easy ways to organize your garage:

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Topics: 2018, Tips and Tricks

Amy Matthews DIY: How to Install an Exterior Door and Door Frame [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jul 25, 2018 12:23:04 PM

When building a house, one of the most important next-steps after pouring the foundation and constructing the walls, is to install the exterior door. In her DIY video, Home Improvement Expert Amy Matthews walks through the process of installing both a door and its frame into a new wall.

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Topics: 2018, Amy Matthews DIY