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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. 

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2019 (5)

An old purple chair upcycled into a chair with geometric wood patterns.

And the Earth Day Upcycle Challenge Winners are...

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...

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Paul and volunteers at a Global Village build.

The Joy of Volunteering

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...

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Decorative photo holder that says

The DIY Gift Season

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...

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Group of AmeriCorps members at a build site.

Newbie Upcycle Challenger

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

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ReStore Service Learning

Guest blog by Coleman, ReStore regular volunteer

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A photo of Jan with the text: What's it like working at ReStore?

An Interview with Jan Hagerman [VIDEO part 3]

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...

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Earth Day Upcycle Challenge.

Announcing the Earth Day Upcycle Challenge—give a chair some flair

In honor of Earth Day coming up next month, and ReStore outlets commitment to recycling and reusing items, we're hosting our first-ever Earth Day...

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A view of the ReStore sales floor.

Beginner's Guide to Shopping at Twin Cities Habitat ReStore Outlets

If you’ve never been to one of our Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore home improvement outlets (or any Restore for that matter), walking in may...

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A photo of Jan with the text: What advice do you have when starting a project?

An Interview with Jan Hagerman [VIDEO part 2]

We continued our conversation with Jan Hagerman, New Brighton ReStore Assistant Manager, and asked her what advice she has for someone new to...

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Chuck at the sorting area in ReStore.

Finding Value in Scraps

If you visit the New Brighton ReStore on Wednesdays, you’ll likely find Chuck working in the back with what looks like—to most—trash. But to Chuck,...

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