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The ReStoration Corner

DIY Upcycling Ideas with ReStore [VIDEO]

Posted by Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity on Dec 16, 2021 2:50:00 PM

Looking for a creative outlet that doesn’t break the bank? Maybe during lockdown you busied yourself with remodeling a room (or many) in your home. Since then, you have been on a hunt for the perfect dresser (couch, table, what have you), but just can’t seem to find the right one. Instead of replacing your current furniture, you should consider all of the unique upcycling ideas.

The practice of upcycling is when you take a pre-owned item and turn it into something new! Furniture is a great place to start your upcycling adventures. While you are giving an item a second life, be considerate about what items you choose to upcycle. Take the time to select a quality piece of furniture either from your home, or a secondhand store, such as ReStore). Material quality, design, and structural integrity are three key things to look for when deciding whether or not a piece of furniture is worth upcycling.

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Topics: ReStore, Videos, DIY, Upcycle, 2021

Business Donor Spotlight: Tile X Design

Posted by Jackie Moore on Dec 10, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Why do local businesses love partnering with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore? Because supporting your community makes you a great neighbor, and customers love a business that cares about its neighbors. Tile X Design is an importer and wholesale distributor of tile and stone based out of Plymouth, and it’s a company with an extensive history of giving back to the community.

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Topics: Donate, 2021, Business Donor Spotlight

Here are some tips if you plan on downsizing your home

Posted by Jared Laabs on Dec 6, 2021 1:29:25 PM

If you're considering downsizing your home or you're already in the process, we've provided some tips to help you pare down your belongings to fit your new home and lifestyle. Tip number one, start early!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Donate, 2021

There are no shipping delays when you create your own gifts

Posted by Jared Laabs on Nov 13, 2021 6:56:54 AM

We've heard it over and over again on the news: with supply chain issues and bottlenecks, your holiday gifts may be unavailable. Well, this gift-giving season we have a solution you should consider that takes a bit of a mind-shift. Make it yourself!

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Topics: DIY, DIY Friday, 2021

Business Donor Spotlight: ProSource Wholesale

Posted by Jackie Moore on Nov 1, 2021 10:30:00 AM

Many businesses have times when they need to deal with being overstocked or need to clear space in their stock rooms. During these times, partnering with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore benefits both the business and the community. ReStore wouldn't have products to sell without donations to provide those products, and all profits go toward supporting local homeowners through Habitat's programs. Business donors provide a valuable contribution to both ReStore and Habitat's mission.

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Topics: Donate, 2021, Business Donor Spotlight

Why Sue Chose Volunteering in Retirement at ReStore

Posted by ReStore Staff on Oct 30, 2021 7:06:00 AM


Retirement can leave a lot of people wondering what to do with their time. Giving back as a volunteer on a regular basis keeps you active, gives you a nice routine, and makes you feel a little warmer inside. Just ask regular volunteer Sue.

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight, volunteers, 2021

How to Make a Business Donation to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Posted by Jared Laabs on Oct 20, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Has your business ever changed locations, had extra inventory or building materials left over from a project, or needed to open up space in your warehouse but you didn’t know what to do? Thankfully, all you have to do is ask and Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore can help you.

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Topics: ReStore, Donate, 2021

You helped create, preserve, and promote homeownership (2020-2021 annual report)

Posted by Jared Laabs on Oct 14, 2021 9:54:59 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 latest annual report!

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Topics: News, 2021

DIY Friday: The tools to get the job done

Posted by ReStore Staff on Oct 1, 2021 11:20:14 AM

You can buy a set of tools from just about anywhere, but ReStore Manager Jan shares a couple of must-haves to add to any homeowners collection. Watch the latest segment of DIY Friday on WCCO!

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

What to do with leftover building materials

Posted by ReStore Staff on Sep 24, 2021 11:39:43 AM

You’ve just finished a construction project or remodel and feel a deep sense of satisfaction. Then you look around and see all the stuff you didn’t use: long pieces of lumber, unopened boxes of tile, lengths of PVC and metal pipe, a new patio door the homeowner didn’t like, coils of electrical wire, and a few boxes of shingles. Maybe there are other things left behind.

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Topics: Donate, 2021

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