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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. 

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

Bicycle Benefits at ReStore

Posted by Jared Laabs on Mar 10, 2020 11:52:00 AM

Bicycle Benefits is a program which encourages citizens to bike more regularly to more places. Local organizations and businesses offer special discounts for those that show up on their bike and wish to make a purchase. And you can save big at ReStore!

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Topics: 2020, Tips and Tricks, Green Initiatives

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. ReStore!

Posted by Blake MacKenzie on Oct 3, 2018 4:32:00 PM

You maybe know a bit about Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity's ReStore home improvement outlets. That they take donations of new and gently-used home improvement items, furniture, appliances, and more, sell them at a steep discount, and use the revenue to power Twin Cities Habitat's mission.

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Topics: 2018, Green Initiatives

A Trip to Amazon Paint

Posted by ReStore Staff on May 25, 2018 2:29:00 PM

Where do you go to find 20 colors of recycled paint at the attractive price of $16 per gallon? The Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore of course! But where did the ReStore team go to learn all about how to recycle paint? Just up the road from one of our own ReStore locations in Fridley Minnesota, home of Amazon Paint.

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Topics: 2018, Green Initiatives

How to Make Your Remodel Project Environmentally-Friendly from Start to Finish

Posted by ReStore Staff on Apr 18, 2018 3:38:00 PM

With Earth Day approaching on April 22, you may be thinking of ways to live a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle. You might be considering things like carpooling to work, composting, supporting environmentally-friendly businesses, or donating your items instead of throwing them away.

But what about that remodel project you've got planned? Did you know that most debris and leftover materials from a renovation will end up in landfills? There's also the issue of off-gassing from materials made with toxic chemicals. But there are ways to make your remodeling project more eco-friendly. Here are a few of our favorites.

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Topics: 2018, Remodel, Green Initiatives

ReStore Receives Recognition from Minnesota Retailers Association

Posted by Becky Engen on Oct 5, 2017 1:54:00 PM

Last night, retailers from around the state of Minnesota gathered to recognize the 2017 Minnesota’s Retail Champions during the Retail Rally at the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas. The Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore team was honored to be among the nominees attending the award ceremony.

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Topics: Green Initiatives, Insider

The Green Side of Habitat's New ReStore

Posted by John Hagerman on Nov 8, 2016 1:48:00 PM

When you walk into Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s new ReStore in South Minneapolis, you’ll immediately see a great selection of furniture, lighting, paint, building materials, flooring and more. You’ll also see low prices on everything you need for your new home fix-up or repair projects. You’ll even see smiling faces of ReStore staff and volunteers eager to help you find exactly what you need. What’s not so easily noticed is what makes the new ReStore a great green partner to the community.

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Topics: Green Initiatives

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