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The ReStoration Corner

And the Earth Day Upcycle Challenge Winners are...

Posted by Jared Laabs on Apr 22, 2019 11:59:40 AM

Amazing! We are blown away by all of the creativity and upcycling expertise in all of the entries for the Earth Day Upcycle Challenge! Many chairs were transformed into something totally new, were given a new purpose, and some were even brought back to life. The essence of ReStore and Earth Day has definitely been captured in this competition! Congratulation to all who participated!

Without further ado, here are the winners!

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Topics: DIY, 2019, Upcycle

The Joy of Volunteering

Posted by Christy Ohlrogge on Apr 19, 2019 1:15:00 PM

If you walk into the Minneapolis ReStore on any given Wednesday, there's a good chance you could see Regular Volunteer, Paul H. pop out on the floor from time to time. Paul is known for his enthusiasm toward ReStore and Habitat's mission - and can often be found singing great tunes. He even makes his own versions themed after our ReStore!

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight, 2019

Celebrate Earth Day with a Big Sale

Posted by Jared Laabs on Apr 12, 2019 9:45:40 AM

No holiday better aligns with the mission of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore than Earth Day. So it only makes sense to have a huge sale to celebrate Earth Day!

During the Earth Day Sale, you'll receive 30% off your entire purchase (excluding Amazon Paint) on Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This will be one of our best sales yet, with discounts, doorbusters, and more!

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Topics: Shopping Tips, Sales, 2019

The DIY Gift Season

Posted by Christy Ohlrogge on Apr 10, 2019 12:14:17 PM

Now that we're (finally) hitting spring weather, many will start to feel the desire to do spring cleaning and projects around the house. We often forget, though, that gifts can also be DIY projects - and they can mean so much more because of the care and effort put into them.

Since spring is also the time for Mother's and Father's Day, here's some ideas for fun gifts you can make - and we can help you with materials from our ReStores!

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Topics: DIY, 2019

 Where Can I Donate My Business Furniture in the Twin Cities?

Posted by ReStore Staff on Apr 3, 2019 8:52:31 AM

As a business owner, you know how important it is to keep your office functional, comfortable, and up-to-date. That means you need to buy new office furniture from time to time. But there’s just one problem with purchasing new furniture. When it arrives, you're left with all the old furniture. So, how do you get rid of those old furnishings? Donate them, of course! You might be asking, "Where can I donate my business furniture?"

Turns out, there's actually a few different organizations that accept business furniture. Here's everything you need to know.

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Topics: Donate, 2019

Newbie Upcycle Challenger

Posted by Christy Ohlrogge on Mar 29, 2019 11:30:00 AM

Hi everyone, I'm an AmeriCorps member serving in the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity office. With this illustrious title comes everything you would expect: lack of construction skills.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, DIY, 2019

Donation Value Guide: How Much Are Your Donation Items Actually Worth?

Posted by ReStore Staff on Mar 28, 2019 9:52:23 AM

One of the benefits of making a donation to a nonprofit is the ability to claim a tax deduction for your donation. But how much can you claim? When donating used items, that can get tricky. Gently used items don't exactly have price tags on them anymore, and they lose value as soon as they are used, so you can only claim the resale value. 

On top of that, the IRS does not allow nonprofit organizations to set the value of your donation, the donor must assign that value. So, how much are your donation items actually worth? Here are reasonable ranges to use as guidelines for items commonly donated to the ReStore using our Donation Value Guide.

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Topics: Donate, 2019

ReStore Service Learning

Posted by Guest Blogger on Mar 26, 2019 10:30:00 AM

Guest blog by Coleman, ReStore regular volunteer

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Topics: volunteers, 2019

Cheap Interior Paint and 5 Other Items You Didn't Know ReStore Sold

Posted by ReStore Staff on Mar 22, 2019 9:46:19 AM

Whether it's your first time shopping at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore or you're a regular customer, when you visit our stores you may come across some unique items you didn't expect from a home improvement outlet. Of course, we sell furniture, hardware, and appliances, but did you know we also sell cheap interior paint (for $16/gallon) and so much more? Check our list below to learn more.

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 2019

An Interview with Jan Hagerman [VIDEO part 3]

Posted by Jared Laabs on Mar 19, 2019 10:08:25 AM

We asked Jan about what it's like working at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore, who the typical shopper is, and what projects she is currently working on. Get some DIY inspiration and visit Jan at the ReStore!

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Topics: ReStore Staff, 2019