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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 Guide to Replacing a Toilet

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jan 3, 2023 2:46:38 PM

Ever had to replace a toilet? Whether it’s a cosmetic update or a repair, every homeowner has to face a toilet project at some point. That might mean dealing with a leak or replacing the entire unit with a new model. In either case, understanding how to go about such a task can save you lots of money.

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Topics: DIY, Remodel, Tips and Tricks, 2022

DIY Christmas Ornaments and Décor [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 19, 2022 3:55:03 PM

For many people, ornaments are a subtle yet essential part of holiday décor. If you're looking to freshen up your decorating style or add some new ornaments to the mix, try making your own! In this segment on WCCO, ReStore Manager Jan shares how to make homemade ornaments and adorable wooden gingerbread houses.

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Topics: DIY Friday, 2022

The Journey of Your ReStore Donations

Posted by Aidan Kelly on Dec 15, 2022 5:30:00 PM

When you donate an item to our ReStore Home Improvement Outlets, you aren't just supporting Habitat—you're also supporting your community and the environment. Your donations keep our ReStores sustainable. They redistribute affordable household items to the community and in turn support local families on their path to homeownership. These donations are cherished by the ReStore staff from the moment they leave your hands to the moment they find a new home. What does that journey look like, exactly? Let's dive in.

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Topics: Donate, 2022

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

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

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