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The ReStoration Corner

What You Should Consider Before Installing a Window on Your Own

Posted by ReStore Staff on Nov 6, 2018 9:30:00 AM

You need new windows. You did your research and you've picked out the perfect windows for your home. You’re not quite sure what you’re getting yourself into, but you’ve decided you want to install the windows yourself. 

Well, there are some things you should take into consideration before installing those perfect windows. Pay close attention, because it's definitely something you want to get right on the first try!

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Topics: DIY, Remodel, 2018

Help ReStore Give to the Max!

Posted by Becky Engen on Nov 1, 2018 12:00:00 PM

If you're new to Minnesota, or are just starting to dip your toes into the charitable giving world, you may not be familiar with Give to the Max. Just as other organizations celebrate "Giving Tuesday" on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Minnesota has quickly adopted "Give to the Max Day", a day of giving to support local nonprofits and schools. What used to be one day of giving (with the option to schedule your gift prior to the actual Give to the Max day) has turned into two full weeks of giving!

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 2018

Residents encourage new use for remodeled furnishings

Posted by Jared Laabs on Oct 29, 2018 11:48:07 AM

When it came time for the EagleCrest community in Roseville to embark on a remodel project, the residents wanted to make sure things didn’t get thrown away during construction. This would make for a perfect partnership between Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore and Presbyterian Homes, the parent company of EagleCrest.

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Topics: Donate, Remodel, 2018

Live on the edge with live edge: Jan stops by WCCO to show off some DIY projects [VIDEO]

Posted by Jared Laabs on Oct 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM

When you think of Friday, think DIY Friday. ReStore's own Jan Hagerman drops by the WCCO studio every couple of weeks to show off fun projects that you can create at home. You can find the building blocks to these ReStore-inspired projects at one of two Twin Cities locations.

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Topics: Videos, DIY, 2018

Youth Volunteers Build Adirondack Chairs for ReStore

Posted by ReStore Staff on Oct 8, 2018 10:00:00 AM

One of the most popular items sold at the Twin Cities Habitat ReStore are Adirondack chairs and toy boxes built through youth workshops. These chairs not only generate funding for our mission, but also provide a hands-on building opportunity for volunteers who are too young to help with construction on our Habitat homes.

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Topics: Shopping Tips, Volunteer Spotlight, 2018

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. ReStore!

Posted by Blake MacKenzie on Oct 3, 2018 4:32:17 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: Green Initiatives, 2018

Thanks, but no thanks

Posted by Jared Laabs on Oct 1, 2018 2:30:12 PM

The success of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity lies greatly on the generous donations from people like you. When it comes to our ReStore home improvement outlets, your things become currency and you can feel good about how your donation transforms into good. We want to make sure that good feeling doesn’t become a frustration when dropping-off your donation, so we've providing some tips and other helpful information.

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Topics: Donate, 2018

A Life of Following Passion in Carpentry

Posted by Christy Ohlrogge on Sep 29, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Meet our New Brighton ReStore wood-working volunteer, Calvin, everyone!

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight, 2018

5 Easy Fall Decor DIY Projects

Posted by Becky Engen on Sep 28, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Now that we've entered the first official week of fall, we wanted to share some fun seasonal-inspired DIY projects you can complete using items from Habitat for Humanity ReStore outlets. Best of all, these projects are simple, inexpensive, and completely customizable to fit your home and style! 

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Topics: DIY, 2018

How to prepare your items for donation

Posted by Becky Engen on Sep 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM

You've got an item (or items) to donate, and you know where you're going to donate them. Now what?

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Donate, 2018