The ReStoration Corner

Join the Birdhouse Upcycle Challenge

Posted by Jared Laabs on May 6, 2021 11:07:00 AM

We've had several upcycle challenges but are thrilled to announce that this next one is for the birds! Unleash your creativity and build a birdhouse using materials you already have or can find at ReStore. Not only will we be providing homes (for birds), but we're giving away some fantastic prizes to the top three winners!

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Topics: DIY, Upcycle, 2021

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

Posted by Jared Laabs on Apr 1, 2021 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 advancing racial equity in housing. But you might be surprised to learn how shopping and donating to ReStore home improvement outlets help divert 3 million pounds of refuse from being thrown in landfills.

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Topics: Green Initiatives, 2021

Transform your living room for under $500

Posted by Jared Laabs on Jan 11, 2021 11:05:00 AM

Visit a big box retailer to find a couch or table and you'll be lucky to get one item under $500. Home furnishings can be expensive! Well, we have some design inspiration that shows the power of furnishings found at ReStore. We took ONE trip to our Minneapolis location and took photos of items on the show floor so we could virtually design a living room. Check it out!

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Topics: 2020, DIY, Tips and Tricks

You create home, and home is everything (2019-2020 annual report)

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 12, 2020 9:24:00 AM

When you shop, donate, or volunteer at ReStore, you're not just helping Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity you're creating the transformational power of homeownership for families in your community. See all you've helped accomplish in our annual report!

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Topics: 2020, News

What have you been doing since the COVID-19 outbreak?

Posted by Jared Laabs on Apr 15, 2020 11:33:00 AM

It's a loaded question, we know, but when the COVID-19 outbreak happened about a month ago MANY things changed. It effected our employment, personal lives, mental health and social norms. Since then Twin Cities Habitat has started to operate virtually with the one goal in mind. To preserve safe, affordable, stable, homeownership. It's more crucial than ever before.

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Topics: 2020, ReStore Staff

DIY Spotlight: Lisa's Wall Shelf

Posted by Anna Skemp on Sep 5, 2019 9:00:00 AM

It’s time for another ReStore Upcycle Challenge and we can’t wait to see what our ReStore shoppers have in store for our Freestyle Flip. It is truly amazing to see how many talented DIY-ers live in the Twin Cities area, including Lisa Jepsen, who participated in our last ReStore Upcycle Challenge back in April.

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Topics: 2019, DIY, ReStore Staff, Upcycle

What to Know About Furniture and Donations at ReStore

Posted by Madison Fisher on Aug 7, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Are you updating your home but are not sure what to do with your old furniture? Thankfully, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore home improvement outlets are a great option for furniture donation and upcycling tips.

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Topics: 2019, Upcycle, Donate

The Fascinating Facets of Joey Ford: Earth Day Upcycle Challenge Winner

Posted by Jared Laabs on Jul 30, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Joey Ford was beekeeping for commercial use in Texas when he received a call from his friend back in Minnesota. ReStore had just announced that it would be hosting its first upcycle challenge around Earth Day 2019. His friend thought Joey would be interested in joining him in the challenge. It was definitely something he was interested in.

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Topics: 2019, Upcycle

Tips for Furnishing a New Home [Checklist]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jul 26, 2019 11:48:00 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: 2019, Shopping Tips

Follow Your Donation at ReStore

Posted by Christy Ohlrogge on May 8, 2019 11:22:00 AM

Most can probably guess a few steps on the path a donation will take at a ReStore Home Improvement Outlet, but what about those missing pieces? This blog will take you to all the possible stops a donation might make on its way to the sales floor.

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Topics: 2019, Insider