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The ReStoration Corner

Spring Cleaning: What to Toss and What to Donate

Posted by ReStore Staff on Apr 18, 2022 1:30:00 PM

Sun shining late into the evening, warming temperatures, and melting snow can only mean one thing: spring is here. And it's the perfect time do some spring cleaning.

Before you get trash-happy, consider items you can donate. You may be surprised to find that much of what you don't need or want anymore can be donated. You'll not only keep items out of the landfill, but you'll make another family very happy.

But where do you start? We'll help you identify some of those things you didn't know you could donate (and tell you where to donate them) and some things that are better sent to the trash.


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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Donate, 2022

Business Donor Blog: Haag Companies

Posted by Jacob Diehl on Apr 15, 2022 10:05:40 AM

Twin Cities Habitat ReStore Home Improvement Outlets are vital to Habitat for Humanity’s mission. They do so many good things, like:

  • provide employment that focuses on individual and family development

  • serve as home goods stores for anyone who wants to furnish their house with quality and affordable products

  • pour resources into the homebuilding process

  • offer a tangible outlet for businesses and companies to partner with the work of advancing better affordable housing in the Twin Cities.

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Topics: ReStore, Business Donor Spotlight, 2022

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

Posted by ReStore Staff on Apr 12, 2022 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 to advance racial equity in housing. But you might be surprised to learn how shopping and donating to ReStore home improvement outlets help divert 3.2 million pounds of refuse from being thrown in landfills.

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Topics: Green Initiatives, 2022

The Environmental Impact of Buying

Posted by Jackie Moore on Apr 8, 2022 10:30:00 AM

As we celebrate Earth Month this year, take some time to think about how your purchases can affect the environment. Read more below, and learn how ReStore does its part to help create a brighter, greener future all year long!

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Topics: ReStore, 2022

Employee Spotlight: Diane Finds Joy, Passion, and a Path to Homeownership

Posted by Jacob Diehl on Apr 1, 2022 4:33:26 PM

People that work for Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity are passionate about the values and mission of Habitat, as well as the care and respect that the organization has for its employees, volunteers, and clients. With excellent benefits, competitive salaries, and amazing colleagues, Twin Cities Habitat strives to set up every employee for success. This has been Diane Rae’s experience working for Twin Cities ReStore Home Improvement Outlets in New Brighton. She, has found joy, passion, and even open doors to homeownership during her time on the Habitat team.

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Topics: ReStore Staff, 2022

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

Posted by ReStore Staff on Apr 1, 2022 2:45:00 PM

Any time is a good time to tackle that big project or 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: Videos, Tips and Tricks, Shopping Tips

Shopping and Donating at Our Stores Safely

Posted by ReStore Staff on Apr 1, 2022 1:39:00 PM

Updated on April 1, 2022

The safety of our staff and volunteers is first and foremost at ReStore. We've updated our protocols and rules in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that you should know before visiting. 

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Topics: 2020, Donate, Shopping Tips

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

Posted by ReStore Staff on Apr 1, 2022 8:45:00 AM

The pandemic left many people spending more time at home than they used to. Maybe you started to notice the stuff around you – old furniture and home goods, scrap materials from the last home improvement project, that kind of thing. The good news? ReStore is ready for your donations!

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Topics: Donate, News, 2021

Here are the TOP FIVE areas you should SPRING into action

Posted by ReStore Staff on Mar 15, 2022 7:28:00 AM

It’s mid-March and it finally feels like Spring. Time to get your house ready for the best weather of the year! Here are the top five spaces to focus on. As you clean and organize, determine which items still spark joy (items to keep), and what can be donated, tossed, or recycled. 

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, 2022

Local DIY Master Gets Inspiration at ReStore

Posted by Regina Eckes on Mar 9, 2022 2:00:00 PM

Derek Lee Miller is a local Twin Cities carpenter, artist, theater set designer, and former professional puppeteer. He’s also an avid ReStore shopper. Over the years, Derek has completed many projects using materials and products found at ReStore Home Improvement Outlets. This DIY master shared with us his passion projects and what keeps him coming back to ReStore.

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Topics: ReStore, DIY, Remodel, Upcycle, 2022

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