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The ReStoration Corner

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

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

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jan 26, 2021 12:49:00 PM

For a lot of us, there's never been a better time to tackle that big project or just 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 Jun 2, 2020 1:39:00 PM

Updated on August 6, 2021

Your safety and the safety of our staff and volunteers are first and foremost. We've created new 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

Guide to Buying Used Appliances: Refrigerator [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Feb 27, 2020 7:30:00 AM

If you're shopping for a refrigerator, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore has a great selection of refrigerators and other used appliances. But what do you need to know when buying used appliances? ReStore's Jan Hagerman tells you what to look for in this edition of ReStoration Corner.

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Topics: 2020, Videos, Shopping Tips

Your Favorite Sale of the Year is Back on January 25, 2020!

Posted by Anna Skemp on Jan 16, 2020 8:00:00 AM


This sale is over! You can still receive updates and promotions by signing up for our Hot Deals newsletter or following us on Facebook or Instagram.


That's right. We said it. It's almost here!

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Topics: 2020, Shopping Tips

ReStore Shopper Spotlight: Meet Julie

Posted by Anna Skemp on Dec 26, 2019 11:00:00 AM

About five years ago, Julie O’Neil and her husband bought a house only blocks away from her old home. They decided to flip this new home and were about to start the search for the right materials when someone suggested the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore. From that moment on, Julie became one of the store's biggest fans and expert shoppers.

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Topics: 2019, Upcycle, Shopping Tips

ReStore projects bring joy

Posted by Becky Engen on Dec 4, 2019 3:18:00 PM

Gayle and her husband Bill have been loyal ReStore shoppers for over eight years now.

"I’ve always been someone who enjoyed repurposing things, so I originally came out to see what the store was all about," Gayle said.  "It’s very organized and clean, and there’s so much variety. I’ve always felt like this was a place that was a really good fit for me. That’s why I come back over and over again!"

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Topics: 2019, Upcycle, Shopping Tips

What is Habitat for Humanity ReStore? Ask Julie and Gayle!

Posted by ReStore Staff on Sep 19, 2019 10:18:00 AM

Our Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore Home Improvement locations have been around for many years, but there are still a lot of people who either haven’t shopped there before or just don’t know what it is!

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Topics: 2019, Shopping Tips

Where Can I Buy Second-Hand Furniture in Minneapolis?

Posted by ReStore Staff on Aug 27, 2019 2:33:00 PM

When you purchase second-hand furniture at a Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore Home Improvement Outlet, you’re doing more than just helping keep quality items and building material out of landfills. You’re also helping support a non-profit organization that uses almost all proceeds from ReStore to help build affordable Habitat homes for local families!

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Topics: 2019, Shopping Tips

Why I Shop at ReStore: Contractor Chris Koch

Posted by ReStore Staff on Aug 21, 2019 11:04:00 AM

To call Chris Koch a veteran ReStore shopper is an understatement. He has been shopping at ReStore since it opened in 2007, and now he's a regular at both of our current locations –  Minneapolis and New Brighton. But while his shopping patterns have been constant, his reason for shopping has changed along the way. When Chris started looking for bargains at ReStore, he was a DIYer, working on his own home in North Minneapolis. But now he's a professional who specializes rehabbing older homes – and finding unique materials for them at ReStore. 

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Topics: 2019, Shopping Tips

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