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The ReStoration Corner

Upcycling ideas at the Minnesota State Fair

Posted by Jared Laabs on Aug 23, 2018 8:23:00 AM

If you're an "upcycler," you know exactly what that means. For those of you unfamiliar with the word "upcycle," it's a term used for the process of transforming something into a new product. It's really at the core of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore and gee wiz, we have some fun upcycle projects to show you at this years Minnesota State Fair! Stop by the Eco Experience building on Friday, August 24, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Topics: DIY, 2018

Volunteer Opportunities for the Busy College Student

Posted by Anna Skemp on Aug 15, 2018 10:30:00 AM

If you are looking for a fun and flexible way to volunteer around your college schedule, then Twin Cities Habitat ReStore is for you! 

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Topics: volunteers, 2018

Amy Matthews DIY: How to Install a Door Knob [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Aug 11, 2018 9:30:00 AM

If you’ve never installed a door knob before, it can be a bit of a daunting task. But, with a little help from Home Improvement Expert Amy Matthews, you can do it in no time! Before you start, you’ll want to make sure you have the following tools:

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Topics: 2018, Amy Matthews DIY

Interior Design Tips from a Pro

Posted by Becky Engen on Aug 4, 2018 10:38:44 AM

At a very young age, Victoria Lambert found herself interested in the world of architecture and art.

"I always loved rearranging my room and our home whenever my parent’s finances would allow it," she said.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, DIY, Remodel, 2018

Weekend Warrior 101: The Ultimate Garage Organization Checklist

Posted by ReStore Staff on Aug 1, 2018 11:25:43 AM

Let's face it, the garage is likely to be one of the most notoriously disorganized spaces of your home. Don't have room for it in your house? Throw it in the garage! Only need it for one season? There’s space for it in the garage! Is it too dirty to keep inside but will get ruined if left outside? Store it in the garage! 

As you can see, it's easy to turn your garage into a catch-all room for anything that doesn't fit or belong indoors. But just because it’s a multi-functional space, that doesn't mean you can't organize it!

Here are some great and easy ways to organize your garage:

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, 2018

Amy Matthews DIY: How to Install an Exterior Door and Door Frame [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jul 25, 2018 12:23:04 PM

When building a house, one of the most important next-steps after pouring the foundation and constructing the walls, is to install the exterior door. In her DIY video, Home Improvement Expert Amy Matthews walks through the process of installing both a door and its frame into a new wall.

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Topics: 2018, Amy Matthews DIY

Amy Matthews DIY: How to Install a Window [VIDEO]

Posted by Amy Matthews on Jul 11, 2018 10:00:00 AM

There are a lot of steps when installing an exterior window. As a Home Improvement Expert, I know that well. That’s why I’ve created a walkthrough to help you on your next window installation project.

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Topics: DIY, 2018, Amy Matthews DIY

Try these creative outdoor lighting ideas

Posted by Jared Laabs on Jun 30, 2018 8:41:00 AM

Summer is officially here and the fun is just beginning. Fire up the grill, invite some friends and family over, and enjoy the outdoors! There is no better place to "wow" your guests than the outdoors. Try these easy and fun DIY projects that will set your lawn or garden apart from everyone else.

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Topics: DIY, 2018

What to Expect in Volunteering at the Restore, From the Eyes of a Local College Student

Posted by Guest Blogger on Jun 20, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Guest Blog by Jeff Craig
University of St. Thomas Student

Signing up for college service hours somewhere in the Twin Cities? Flexible hours plus a fun and physical environment are often a student’s key objectives. These were met by signing up at the Minneapolis Habitat for Humanity ReStore, a non-profit thrift store that is located a short three mile drive west of campus and adjacent to the Midtown Greenway bike path.

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight, 2018

5 Father's Day DIY Ideas

Posted by Becky Engen on Jun 12, 2018 8:00:00 AM

With Father's Day coming up on Sunday, June 17, there may be a few of us out there scrambling to come up with ideas for dad. We've compiled a list of five of our favorite projects that require few materials and can be done in an hour or less!

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Topics: DIY, 2018