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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. 

6 Tips for a Successful Pickup

Posted by Jill Carmody, Senior ReStore Manager on Feb 1, 2023 1:43:01 PM

Thinking about donating to ReStore? If you aren't able to or don't want to bring your donation to one of our stores, you can schedule a pickup! We offer free pickups, as well as a paid priority pickup option if you need to donate your items quickly. These options make it easy for you to donate your unused items and support ReStore's mission. Before you schedule your pickup, though, take a look at our six tips for a successful pickup experience.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Donate, 2023

How to Make the Most of Almost Everything [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jan 23, 2023 12:40:35 PM

What do you do when you end up with a lot of the same item or materials? Well, as ReStore's Jan Hagerman demonstrates, a little creativity goes a long way.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, DIY Friday, 2023

Make Winter Warmer, Safer, and Cheaper [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jan 4, 2023 4:24:03 PM

We may have started a new year, but the cold weather hasn't changed! Start 2023 by making the rest of this winter warmer, safer, and cheaper. ReStore Manager Jan Hagerman shares her best tips and tricks for making the most of the colder months.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, DIY Friday, 2023

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

Repurposing for the Holidays [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Nov 25, 2022 2:19:00 PM

The holiday season is officially here, and it's time to put up holiday decorations to make the season bright. Decorations can be expensive when buying brand new from big retailers, but we're here with a few ways to bring holiday cheer to items you already have! ReStore Manager Jan Hagerman shares some fun ideas you can do on a budget in this DIY Friday segment on WCCO.

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Topics: 2020, DIY, Tips and Tricks, DIY Friday

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

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

DIY Friday: Fall Topiaries [VIDEO]

Posted by Aidan Kelly on Oct 14, 2022 10:30:00 AM

It’s time to get ready for the Fall season with some decorations! Take a walk down memory lane with ReStore manager Jan at the WCCO studio during a DIY Friday installment. Watch as Jan explains how to construct rustic centerpieces that won’t break the bank!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, DIY Friday, 2022

Take your garage back

Posted by ReStore Staff on Oct 10, 2022 1:18:00 PM

Over the last nine months or so, you might have tackled some remodel or home improvement projects. Well, winter is approaching and it's time clean, organize, and donate items to get your garage back in order. Wouldn't you like to park your car inside again?

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Donate, 2022

Simple, Quick, and Affordable Halloween DIY Projects

Posted by ReStore Staff on Oct 4, 2022 8:26:26 AM

One of the best things about the holiday season is seeing fun décor in local neighborhoods. Or, maybe you display your own festive creations! If you want to step up your game when it comes to holiday decorations, you've come to the right place.

Thankfully, you can create your own spooky decorations without spending too much money. From our own DIY Friday projects to creative ideas from others, start here and let the decorating begin!

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Topics: DIY, Tips and Tricks, 2022

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