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The ReStoration Corner

Welcome to ReStore's official blog! Here we post the latest and greatest ReStore happenings, including: DIY tips and videos, sales and contests, seasonal topics, volunteer spotlights, business donor information, and much more. 

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How to Make the Most of Almost Everything [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jan 23, 2023 12:40:35 PM

What do you do when you end up with a lot of the same item or materials? Well, as ReStore's Jan Hagerman demonstrates, a little creativity goes a long way.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, DIY Friday, 2023

Improve Bathroom Safety With These Modifications

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jan 20, 2023 8:30:44 AM

Bathrooms can be dangerous places, especially when your physical capabilities are limited due to age, illness, or injury. Slips and falls on wet floors, electrical outlets close to water, and sharp edges on fixtures are just some potential hazards. The elderly and people with mobility issues or disabilities may experience additional difficulties, such as getting in and out of the shower or reaching items stored at too high or too low a level.

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Topics: How To, DIY, Project Ideas

Make Winter Warmer, Safer, and Cheaper [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jan 4, 2023 4:24:03 PM

We may have started a new year, but the cold weather hasn't changed! Start 2023 by making the rest of this winter warmer, safer, and cheaper. ReStore Manager Jan Hagerman shares her best tips and tricks for making the most of the colder months.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, DIY Friday, 2023

DIY Guide to Replacing a Toilet

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jan 3, 2023 2:46:38 PM

Ever had to replace a toilet? Whether it’s a cosmetic update or a repair, every homeowner has to face a toilet project at some point. That might mean dealing with a leak or replacing the entire unit with a new model. In either case, understanding how to go about such a task can save you lots of money.

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Topics: DIY, Remodel, Tips and Tricks, 2022

DIY Christmas Ornaments and Décor [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 19, 2022 3:55:03 PM

For many people, ornaments are a subtle yet essential part of holiday décor. If you're looking to freshen up your decorating style or add some new ornaments to the mix, try making your own! In this segment on WCCO, ReStore Manager Jan shares how to make homemade ornaments and adorable wooden gingerbread houses.

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Topics: DIY Friday, 2022

DIY Charcuterie Tray [Affordable Gift Idea for Foodies]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 14, 2022 9:29:00 AM

When the winter holidays roll around, it's easy to spend a lot of money on gifts for friends and family. Well, we're here to show you that you don't have to break the bank or spend time in long lines to give a wonderful gift! With a little elbow grease and a trip to ReStore, you can create homemade—and affordable—gifts for the holidays.

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Topics: DIY, 2022

Warm Your Heart and Become a Winter Warrior

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 12, 2022 2:50:57 PM

Calling all Minnesotans! Now that the weather is colder and summer events are over, do you find yourself looking for activities to fill the time? Perhaps you’re a new retiree looking for meaningful ways to spend your days or a student on winter break. Well, you’re in luck! At Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, winter volunteering opportunities are as bountiful as they are fun.

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Topics: volunteers, 2022

Alternatives to Store-Bought Wrapping Paper [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Nov 30, 2022 3:47:57 PM

When it comes to gift-giving, we all know it's the thought (and gift itself) that matters most, but wrapping presents can still be stressful. Finding just the right thing to give can be time-consuming, so focus on what's inside and don't worry about expensive store-bought wrapping paper this holiday season.

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Topics: DIY Friday, 2022

Repurposing for the Holidays [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Nov 25, 2022 2:19:00 PM

The holiday season is officially here, and it's time to put up holiday decorations to make the season bright. Decorations can be expensive when buying brand new from big retailers, but we're here with a few ways to bring holiday cheer to items you already have! ReStore Manager Jan Hagerman shares some fun ideas you can do on a budget in this DIY Friday segment on WCCO.

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

Tips to Winterize Your Home

Posted by ReStore Staff on Nov 10, 2022 11:13:00 AM

Colder weather means increasing demand for heat, which means your pocketbook may take a hit this winter. But don't worry! The ReStore team is here with home tips and tricks that just might save you some money while keeping you warm until spring arrives. 

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, 2022

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