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ReStore is the Place to Donate and Shop for Appliances

ReStore is the Place to Donate and Shop for Appliances

When you are replacing your appliances, what do you do with your well-functioning old ones? Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore home improvement outlets would love to help find your old appliance a new home, with the resale of the appliance benefiting Habitat for Humanity. Before you donate, however, know what is and what is not accepted at our Habitat ReStore locations.

Appliances at ReStore.

Items That Are Accepted

  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Stoves
  • Vent hoods
  • Dryers

Items must be in good working order, clean, and less than 10 years old when they are donated to Habitat ReStore.

Items That Are Not Accepted

  • Commercial or Sub Zero refrigerators
  • Used dishwashers
  • Wall or double ovens
  • Garbage disposals
  • Cooktops

It is important to remember that this is not an exhaustive list. If you are not sure whether your item can be donated, check out our list of accepted donations or give us a call! We can be reached at 612.588.3820.

All donations to Twin Cities Habitat ReStore are tax-deductible. Check out some of our tips on how to claim your donation tax deductions.

Which Appliances Sell Best?

Although we accept many different types of appliances, there are some that sell from the ReStore better than others. When talking with our ReStore Manager, Jill, she said, “The appliances that we are always able to sell quickly are refrigerators. Gas stovetops sell fairly quickly as well.” Jill also said that there are, "some great deals to be found on electric stoves daily at both of the stores."

Stoves at ReStore.

Things You Must Know Before Buying Appliances

There may be more to buying an appliance than you initially thought. Jill says, “one of the biggest issues we run into when people come into ReStore to buy appliances, is that they do not know whether their house runs on gas or if it is electric”. Make sure you know which type of appliance you need before you go shopping. Another important tip for when it comes to appliance shopping is to know how big the space where your appliance will be going is. It is important to know the dimensions of the space beforehand as some appliances, such as refrigerators, vary in size.

Upcycling Appliances

Although it may seem difficult to do an upcycling project using an entire appliance, there are many opportunities for you to use the different parts to create something completely new! Check out the video below to see how Jan, our ReStore Assistant Manager, turned the drum of a washing machine into a fire pit.

Whether you are looking for a new refrigerator, looking to get rid of your lightly used stovetop, or trying to transform a washing machine into something new, the Habitat for Humanity ReStore locations are your destination! Click below to find the ReStore closest to you.

Find the ReStore location closest to you!


Jan at the WCCO studio.

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