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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. 

Your Questions, Answered: New Donated Products

Posted by Jill Carmody, Senior ReStore Manager on Jan 12, 2023 8:54:32 AM

Have you ever seen an item at ReStore that looks similar to something you saw at a big box or home goods store? Chances are the item you noticed was donated by another company! Our generous donors provide us with furniture, light fixtures, building supplies, and more. Read on to learn more about new donated products at ReStore.

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Topics: faq, Shopping Tips, 2023

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

Staff Picks: Coolest Finds at Twin Cities ReStore

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jun 13, 2022 9:15:00 AM

Disclaimer: What's featured may no longer be available as donated items are purchased quickly.

Thrifting is a growing trend and something that everyone seems to be joining in on. But do you ever feel unsure of what exactly you should be looking for when you’re digging through bins, warehouses, and shelves of secondhand magic? It can be overwhelming as inventory changes often but have no fear, your favorite folks at Habitat ReStore have you covered. Here are some staff favorites that you could score during your upcoming thrifting hauls.

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Topics: ReStore, DIY, Shopping Tips, 2022

Save Big at the Customer Appreciation Sale

Posted by Regina Eckes on Jun 2, 2022 8:27:22 AM

Mark your calendar for ReStore’s annual Customer Appreciation Sale, Friday & Saturday, June 24 & 25, 2022! You’ll save big on everything you need to finish your next paint job, DIY adventure, or home project. Enjoy 30% off most items and 10% off red tag items at both ReStore locations during this two-day sale.

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Topics: Shopping Tips

Where Can I Buy Second-Hand Furniture in Minneapolis?

Posted by ReStore Staff on May 25, 2022 2:33:00 PM

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Whether you enjoy a good deal or the thrill of the hunt, buying second-hand furniture and other household items can be terrific fun. You're also keeping these items out of landfills and giving them a second life. So where are some places to shop in the Twin Cities? 

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 2022

[VIDEO] How to Shop Safely at ReStore During COVID-19

Posted by ReStore Staff on Apr 1, 2022 2:45:00 PM

Any time is a good time to tackle that big project or spruce up some things around the house. At ReStore, you're likely to find whatever you need, from appliances to paint to power tools to gardening equipment – the list goes on and on – and you can rest easy knowing your purchase is helping create and preserve affordable homeownership within the Twin Cities.

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Topics: Videos, Tips and Tricks, Shopping Tips

Shopping and Donating at Our Stores Safely

Posted by ReStore Staff on Apr 1, 2022 1:39:00 PM

Updated on July 19, 2022

The safety of our staff and volunteers is first and foremost at ReStore. We've updated our protocols and rules in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that you should know before visiting. 

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Topics: 2020, Donate, Shopping Tips

Get a bargain on vinyl plank flooring - and install it yourself!

Posted by Jared Laabs on Jan 27, 2022 9:03:09 AM

When you shop at ReStore, you're finding all kinds of treasures based on what has been donated by the community. But sometime when you're looking for flooring, it may be difficult to get enough material for a large room. That's why ReStore has purchased a large supply of vinyl plank flooring to get the job done at a great price!

Come see unique donated products and our new selection of flooring by the pallet load.

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Topics: DIY, Tips and Tricks, Shopping Tips, 2022

ReStore vs. Big Box Retail [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jan 7, 2022 1:09:03 PM

Are you finding yourself with a laundry list of home improvement projects and no way to sustainably afford them all? Redesigning a room in your home, or even adding a few new decorative items from a big box store can add up quickly. With ReStore, you can get all the supplies you need for your home makeover within budget.

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Topics: ReStore, Shopping Tips, 2022

How to Buy Used Furniture: 9 Tips to Score Second Hand Treasure

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jul 14, 2021 9:58:51 AM

Buying used furniture is a great way to save money, keep reusable items out of landfills, and have a little shopping adventure while you're at it. While some pieces of furniture have years of life left in them, others might need a light (or heavy) makeover. How can you tell the difference?

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Shopping Tips, 2021

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