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The ReStoration Corner

ReStore Staff

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Tax Tips for Businesses: Are Business Donations Tax Deductible?

Posted by ReStore Staff on Nov 22, 2019 8:48:57 AM

Inventory management is a big part of running a successful business. But sometimes overstock is unavoidable and businesses have a choice to make regarding what to do next. One option that’s a win-win is donating those items to a charitable organization—like the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore. 

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Topics: Donate, 2019

How to Responsibly Liquidate Surplus Inventory

Posted by ReStore Staff on Nov 8, 2019 11:59:59 PM

There are many reasons that organizations can wind up with too much inventory. There are also many reasons why too much inventory is a bad idea. For starters, excess inventory takes up your finite retail or storage space--whether that’s shelves on a showroom floor or in the back room. Additionally, that inventory costs money. Capital was invested in whatever the excess inventory is, and that capital is now unavailable for other necessary inventory or additional business reinvestments.

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Topics: Donate, 2019

4 Tips on How To Declutter Your Garage

Posted by ReStore Staff on Oct 28, 2019 9:16:56 AM

As the weather starts to turn cold and you begin moving all of your outdoor summer items inside to store for the winter, it’s a good time to think about getting your garage clean and organized. Let’s face it, decluttering a garage can be a daunting task. It can be easy to just shove stuff wherever you can find space. But there are steps you can take to make the best use out of this storage area. Here are 4 tips to help make the process go smoothly and free up space in your garage. 

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Topics: Donate, 2019

The Average Lifespan of Your Refrigerator and Other Household Items

Posted by ReStore Staff on Oct 3, 2019 9:16:50 AM

It can come out of nowhere – the dishwasher stops washing, the water heater isn't heating, or the fridge quits cooling. All appliances have a life expectancy. And there are signs to look for that can help you prepare and plan out your appliance purchases to avoid some of those unwanted surprises. Here’s a look at the average lifespan of your refrigerator and other household items, along with some hints on how to tell they're getting too old.

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Topics: Donate, 2019

Volunteer Spotlight: Les the Cashier

Posted by ReStore Staff on Sep 23, 2019 2:26:20 PM

If you’re wondering what a committed volunteer looks like, look no further than Leslie Johnson. Leslie, who goes by Les, gives his time and passion to Twin Cities Habitat both on the construction site and at ReStore.

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight, 2019

What is Habitat for Humanity ReStore? Ask Julie and Gayle!

Posted by ReStore Staff on Sep 19, 2019 10:18:55 AM

Our Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore Home Improvement locations have been around for many years, but there are still a lot of people who either haven’t shopped there before or just don’t know what it is!

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 2019

Where Can I Buy Second-Hand Furniture in Minneapolis?

Posted by ReStore Staff on Aug 27, 2019 2:33:00 PM

When you purchase second-hand furniture at a Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore Home Improvement Outlet, you’re doing more than just helping keep quality items and building material out of landfills. You’re also helping support a non-profit organization that uses almost all proceeds from ReStore to help build affordable Habitat homes for local families!

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 2019

Why I Shop at ReStore: Contractor Chris Koch

Posted by ReStore Staff on Aug 21, 2019 11:04:45 AM

To call Chris Koch a veteran ReStore shopper is an understatement. He has been shopping at ReStore since it opened in 2007, and now he's a regular at both of our current locations –  Minneapolis and New Brighton. But while his shopping patterns have been constant, his reason for shopping has changed along the way. When Chris started looking for bargains at ReStore, he was a DIYer, working on his own home in North Minneapolis. But now he's a professional who specializes rehabbing older homes – and finding unique materials for them at ReStore. 

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 2019

Find Affordable Furniture for College Students at the ReStore [ATTN: U of M]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Aug 14, 2019 11:10:22 AM

August means move-in time at colleges across Minnesota. And if you're getting ready to move into a college dorm or trying to figure out how to furnish your apartment – especially near the University of Minnesota – we can help. You can find affordable furniture only a couple of miles from the U of M campus! Look no further than Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 2019

Tips for Furnishing a New Home [Checklist]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jul 26, 2019 11:48:57 AM

Just moved into your new home? Next step – furniture shopping! But where to start? Buying a new home can mean moving into a larger space, smaller space, or simply just a different layout that requires different sizes or styles of furniture. You might need a number of new pieces of furniture to fit the new space. This is also an exciting opportunity to make your house feel like home. So what steps should you take before buying your new furniture?

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 2019