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The ReStoration Corner

Welcome to ReStore's official blog! Here we post the latest and greatest ReStore happenings, including: DIY tips and videos, sales and contests, seasonal topics, volunteer spotlights, business donor information, and much more. 

DIY Charcuterie Tray [Affordable Gift Idea for Foodies]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 14, 2022 9:29:00 AM

When the winter holidays roll around, it's easy to spend a lot of money on gifts for friends and family. Well, we're here to show you that you don't have to break the bank or spend time in long lines to give a wonderful gift! With a little elbow grease and a trip to ReStore, you can create homemade—and affordable—gifts for the holidays.

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Topics: DIY, 2022

Warm Your Heart and Become a Winter Warrior

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 12, 2022 2:50:57 PM

Calling all Minnesotans! Now that the weather is colder and summer events are over, do you find yourself looking for activities to fill the time? Perhaps you’re a new retiree looking for meaningful ways to spend your days or a student on winter break. Well, you’re in luck! At Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, winter volunteering opportunities are as bountiful as they are fun.

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Topics: volunteers, 2022

The Impact of Your Purchase

Posted by Amy Weiss on Dec 9, 2022 3:04:53 PM

When you shop at ReStore, you're giving the gift of home. That's because sales from our two stores help build several Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity homes each year! Last year alone, 70,490 ReStore shoppers helped build five Habitat homes. Each time you make a purchase, you're supporting local families—families like Brittany's.

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Topics: Homeownership Program, faq, 2022

Alternatives to Store-Bought Wrapping Paper [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Nov 30, 2022 3:47:57 PM

When it comes to gift-giving, we all know it's the thought (and gift itself) that matters most, but wrapping presents can still be stressful. Finding just the right thing to give can be time-consuming, so focus on what's inside and don't worry about expensive store-bought wrapping paper this holiday season.

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Topics: DIY Friday, 2022

Repurposing for the Holidays [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Nov 25, 2022 2:19:00 PM

The holiday season is officially here, and it's time to put up holiday decorations to make the season bright. Decorations can be expensive when buying brand new from big retailers, but we're here with a few ways to bring holiday cheer to items you already have! ReStore Manager Jan Hagerman shares some fun ideas you can do on a budget in this DIY Friday segment on WCCO.

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Topics: 2020, DIY, Tips and Tricks, DIY Friday

Tips to Winterize Your Home

Posted by ReStore Staff on Nov 10, 2022 11:13:00 AM

Colder weather means increasing demand for heat, which means your pocketbook may take a hit this winter. But don't worry! The ReStore team is here with home tips and tricks that just might save you some money while keeping you warm until spring arrives. 

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, 2022

Bathroom DIY Plumbing Projects

Posted by ReStore Staff on Nov 9, 2022 10:57:03 AM

Hiring a plumber for major work is always a good idea. Sometimes, even seemingly minor plumbing problems may require an expert’s touch to fix. But that’s not to say you need to hire a plumber for every project. Here are some DIY plumbing projects in your bathroom you can definitely undertake on your own; no experience necessary.


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Topics: ReStore, DIY, 2022

Your Questions, Answered: New Products at ReStore

Posted by Jill Carmody, Senior ReStore Manager on Nov 2, 2022 1:50:00 PM

Did you know we sell new products at our two ReStore locations? It’s true—you can get new products at a lower price while supporting Twin Cities Habitat's mission to create and preserve affordable housing. Read on to learn what new items we offer and why.

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Topics: faq, Tips and Tricks, Shopping Tips, 2022

Discover the Power of Paint: DIY with Jill O’Gorman

Posted by Guest Blogger on Nov 1, 2022 8:43:00 AM

Guest blog by Jill O'Gorman, professional designer

I believe decorating doesn’t have to be expensive. The savvy shopper in me, coupled with a stubborn “I can do it” attitude, led me to become a professional decorator and designer. But you may be surprised to learn that one of my favorite inexpensive DIY tools is paint! I’m not just talking about painting walls. Paint is a magical product that can transform a room or piece of furniture in a matter of hours. Sometimes all it takes is a gallon of paint or a spray can. Let’s discover some fun things you can do! Here are a few ways I’ve transformed projects with paint.

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Topics: DIY, Upcycle, 2022

Replacing a Showerhead DIY Guide

Posted by ReStore Staff on Oct 31, 2022 10:14:02 AM

Is replacing a showerhead a do-it-yourself job? Changing a showerhead is one of the easiest repair jobs you can do around the house, requiring practically no previous plumbing experience. That said, if you’re dealing with a serious leak, it’s best to call in a plumber. Leaks or something as seemingly ordinary as running out of hot water could indicate a deeper underlying issue that requires a professional evaluation.

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Topics: ReStore, DIY, 2022

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