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The ReStoration Corner

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

Explore Plumbing at ReStore

Posted by Laura Duque on Oct 23, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Are you looking to update your kitchen or bathroom? Explore plumbing options at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Whether you’re looking to replace your sink or buy a new bathtub, ReStore has something for everyone. Just visit one of our locations and see for yourself!

At ReStore you can donate or shop for a variety of new and gently used plumbing and fixtures. What’s more, all sales at the ReStore benefit Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.

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Topics: Remodel, 2019, Upcycle

Dream Big with Building Materials

Posted by Anna Skemp on Oct 16, 2019 3:03:00 PM

The ReStore is your place to shop for the best deals on building materials and to get the creative juices flowing for your next upcycle project. From donating building materials to shopping for them, make the ReStore your next stop!

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Topics: Donate, DIY, 2019

Do you need Carpet or Flooring? Check out ReStore!

Posted by Laura Duque on Oct 11, 2019 12:23:53 PM

Thinking of refurbishing your home? Before you begin your search for carpet and flooring, be sure to check out Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

It’s likely you’ll find quality items at a much lower price than at any home improvement store. The best part? All sales at each of our ReStore locations benefit Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.

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Topics: DIY, Tile, 2019, Upcycle

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

Check out the winners of the Freestyle Flip Upcycle Challenge

Posted by Jared Laabs on Sep 17, 2019 10:26:14 AM

We had nine creative entries for the Freestyle Flip Upcycle Challenge. In contrast to the Earth Day Upcycle Challenge where people gave a chair some flair, this "freestyle" competition was different. Participants didn't have any limitations or material restrictions. And as you can see from all of the entries posted on Facebook, there was a variety of projects, big and small.

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Topics: 2019, Upcycle