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The ReStoration Corner

Charitable Giving: What You Need to Know About End-of-Year Donations

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 28, 2018 10:00:00 AM

'Tis the season for giving! There's a reason people make donations toward the end of the year, and it’s not just because donations give you a tax break (although it helps). The holidays are about the altruistic side of humanity. Taking care of family and friends and giving to others is the focus of the season.

But, before you make a monetary end-of-year donation or donate physical items this holiday season, there are some things you should know.

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Topics: 2018, Donate

5 Tips to Consider When Claiming Donation Tax Deductions

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 27, 2018 9:30:00 AM

One of the benefits of making monetary or physical donations (besides the warm fuzzy feeling you get) is the ability to claim a tax deduction. But, what exactly do you need to be able to claim this deduction? Here are a few tips to help you navigate this tax filing.

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Topics: 2018, Donate

How to Request a Pickup from Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 21, 2018 8:22:54 AM

Are you interested in donating large items (or a large quantity of items) but don’t have a vehicle big enough to fit them?

Let Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore come to you! All you have to do is request a pickup. Here’s how:

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Topics: 2018, Donate

The Season of Volunteering

Posted by Christy Ohlrogge on Dec 17, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Did you know that Minnesota is number two in the country for people volunteering every year? Last year, according to the Corporation for National & Community Service, 1.9 million Minnesotans gave back by volunteering. The Twin Cities are also number one in large cities across the U.S. for volunteerism, so let's keep it up!

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Topics: 2018, volunteers

ReStore December Holiday Hours

Posted by Becky Engen on Dec 10, 2018 9:30:00 AM

We're in the swing of the holiday season and quickly approaching the New Year! As you plan out your shopping trips over the next few weeks, we wanted to make you aware of some special store hours that we will be observing.

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Topics: 2018, Shopping Tips

The ReStore Experience: How to Donate Furniture to Habitat for Humanity

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 4, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Are you updating your living room furniture or redecorating your bedroom but you're not sure what to do with your old sofas or dressers? What about all the building materials from that renovation you just completed? Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore home improvement outlets is a great option to donate furniture and building materials versus putting them in a landfill. You will be helping families in your community and helping the earth, too.

All donations are tax-deductible and Twin Cities Habitat ReStore accepts a variety of furniture and other materials. We understand it can feel daunting to donate your furniture, but we're here to make it easy. Here's how to donate gently used furniture to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.

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Topics: 2018, Donate

DIY Projects: 8 Cheap Ways to Improve the Value of Your Home

Posted by ReStore Staff on Nov 30, 2018 12:12:44 PM

Whether you just bought a new house or you've lived there for years, there are several easy ways to improve the value of your home. Thankfully, you don't have to break the bank to give your home a bit of TLC. It can be as easy as completing a few DIY projects, like painting the walls, planting a tree, removing popcorn ceiling, or even just installing new light fixtures. So, when you have a little time and a little extra money, here are eight DIY projects to improve your home.

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Topics: 2018, DIY

Toys for Tots at ReStore

Posted by Becky Engen on Nov 27, 2018 12:35:00 PM

As the holidays draw nearer, our team is excited to announce that both our New Brighton and Minneapolis  stores will be designated Toys for Tots drop-off sites this season!

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Topics: 2018, Shopping Tips

ReStore Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Posted by ReStore Staff on Nov 19, 2018 9:05:00 AM

Happy Thanksgiving Week to you and your family! While you're preparing for your holiday festivities (and maybe creating that list of stores to visit during Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday), we wanted to take a minute to update you on our holiday store hours:

Starting Wednesday, November 21 through Monday, November 26 both our New Brighton and Minneapolis locations will be CLOSED to allow our staff time to spend the holidays with their families. We will reopen both stores at 10am on Tuesday, November 27. 

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Topics: 2018, Shopping Tips

How to Donate to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Posted by ReStore Staff on Nov 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Looking to find a new home for your current appliances, furniture, construction materials, tools, or other home goods? Look no further than Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore home improve! When you donate to ReStore, you’ll keep good, reusable items out of landfills. Proceeds from the sale of those donated items also support the building of safe, stable Habitat homes for local families.

And, donating to Twin Cities Habitat ReStore is as easy as 1,2,3:

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Topics: 2018, Donate