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The ReStoration Corner

DIY Friday: Let's take a look at flooring

Posted by ReStore Staff on Feb 12, 2021 10:35:27 AM

There are a ton of options for flooring and often can be pretty expensive. Jan, ReStore Manager, show off some inexpensive options to consider during this WCCO DIY Friday segment we think you'll enjoy.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Videos, DIY, DIY Friday, 2021

[VIDEO] How to Donate to ReStore During COVID-19 (Drop-Off or Pickup)

Posted by ReStore Staff on Feb 3, 2021 8:45:51 AM

If you're like most people spending more time at home than they used to be, you're probably starting to notice the stuff around you – old furniture and home goods, scrap materials from the last home improvement project, that kind of thing. Good news: ReStore is still open for donations!

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Topics: Donate, News, 2021

DIY Friday: Make indoor planters [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jan 29, 2021 9:01:53 AM

In this DIY Friday segment on WCCO, Jan Hagerman from the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore shows us how you can make your own planters to bring greenery inside. It takes a bit of creativity, but requires a small amount of effort. We hope you give one of these ideas a try!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Videos, DIY, DIY Friday, 2021

[VIDEO] How to Shop Safely at ReStore During COVID-19

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jan 26, 2021 12:49:52 PM

For a lot of us, there's never been a better time to tackle that big project or just spruce up some things around the house. At ReStore, you're likely to find whatever you need, from appliances to paint to power tools to gardening equipment – the list goes on and on – and you can rest easy knowing your purchase is helping create and preserve affordable homeownership within the Twin Cities.

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Topics: Shopping Tips, Tips and Tricks, Videos

Employee Spotlight: Robin Henrichsen, Donations Master!

Posted by Jackie Moore on Jan 21, 2021 1:00:00 PM

Robin Henrichsen's journey from working at Target headquarters to Habitat ReStore shows that with patience, careful reflection, and dedication, an unexpected turn can lead to new and fulfilling places.

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Topics: ReStore Staff, 2021

Answering 10 of your most-asked ReStore questions

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jan 13, 2021 12:34:33 PM

As a one-stop shop for finding (or getting rid of) home improvement goods, we get a lot of questions from shoppers, donors, and people who've never even heard of ReStore. Here are a few of our most-asked questions about shopping and donating at ReStore! 

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Topics: Insider, 2020, faq

Transform your living room for under $500

Posted by Jared Laabs on Jan 11, 2021 11:05:32 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: Tips and Tricks, DIY, 2020

Organizing after Christmas [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 30, 2020 10:48:02 AM

WCCO's Jason DeRusha and Heather Brown recently Skyped with Jan Hagerman, New Brighton ReStore Manager, to get some tips for DIY Friday. Watch this quick video and others like it to get you inspired to get things done!

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Topics: DIY, 2020, DIY Friday

Make Your Tax-Deductible End-of-Year Donations to ReStore Now!

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 28, 2020 10:34:44 AM

2020 is almost over, and that means time is running out for you to make your tax-deductible donation to ReStore! Whether you’re a homeowner looking to clean out your basement workshop, a remodeler looking to recycle a kitchen full of cabinets and appliances, or a business with excess inventory you need gone, you’ve got to get those donations in by the end of the year to reap the tax benefits.

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Topics: Donate, 2020

How the New Brighton ReStore Got a New Look

Posted by Jackie Moore on Dec 16, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Initially, the idea of having a homebuilding nonprofit open a thrift store seemed a little odd.

But the board had seen that several Habitat for Humanity affiliates around the country had opened ReStores and were doing quite well – using the proceeds from selling donated items to fund the construction of more homes seemed to be an effective model.

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Topics: 2020, New Brighton Remodel