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The ReStoration Corner

Answering 10 of your most-asked ReStore questions

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jan 13, 2021 12:34:00 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: 2020, faq, Insider

Transform your living room for under $500

Posted by Jared Laabs on Jan 11, 2021 11:05:00 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: 2020, DIY, Tips and Tricks

Organizing after Christmas [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 30, 2020 10:48:00 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: 2020, DIY, DIY Friday

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

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 28, 2020 10:34:00 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: 2020, Donate

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

You create home, and home is everything (2019-2020 annual report)

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 12, 2020 9:24:00 AM

When you shop, donate, or volunteer at ReStore, you're not just helping Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity you're creating the transformational power of homeownership for families in your community. See all you've helped accomplish in our annual report!

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Topics: 2020, News

Repurposing for the holidays

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 3, 2020 2:19:00 PM

Holiday decorations can be expensive, but take a look at what you already have and give it some holiday cheer! Jan Hagerman shares some fun ideas you can do on a budget on the latest DIY Friday segment on WCCO.

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

New hours of operation

Posted by Jared Laabs on Nov 30, 2020 2:04:00 PM

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore is adjusting its hours of operation effective immediately. Early birds now get to sleep in!

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Topics: 2020, News

What is it like to donate to ReStore?

Posted by Jared Laabs on Nov 20, 2020 11:20:00 AM

Don't take our word for it. Read what local business and individual donors had to say about their experience requesting a pick up for their donation to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore home improvement outlets.

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Topics: 2020, Donate

Paint like a pro—with Amazon Paint [VIDEO]

Posted by Jared Laabs on Nov 12, 2020 8:37:00 AM

Paint is probably the easiest way to make a big transformation in any room, exterior, or DIY project. You can now easily make that transformation using Amazon Paint, which is available at ReStore. We have some pro tips to help you tackle that next project on a budget.

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Topics: 2020, Videos, DIY, Tips and Tricks