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The ReStoration Corner

Volunteer Spotlight: Bob Prentiss Enjoying Retirement at the ReStore

Posted by ReStore Staff on May 21, 2019 9:57:17 AM

Bob Prentiss has been helping Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity for decades. When he ran his own firm of investment advisors, he volunteered as a fundraiser. 

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight, 2019

Here are the TOP FIVE areas you should SPRING into action

Posted by ReStore Staff on May 16, 2019 10:05:54 AM

It’s mid-May and it finally feels like Spring. Here are the top five areas you should focus on to get your home ready for the best weather of the year.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, 2019

Retire to Do Something, Not from Something

Posted by Christy Ohlrogge on May 14, 2019 10:15:56 AM

After nearly 17 years with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, David Michaelson retired on August 31, 2018. David has shown undeniable passion and a particular interest in green building during his time with Twin Cities Habitat.

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight, 2019

Follow Your Donation at ReStore

Posted by Christy Ohlrogge on May 8, 2019 11:22:47 AM

Most can probably guess a few steps on the path a donation will take at a ReStore Home Improvement Outlet, but what about those missing pieces? This blog will take you to all the possible stops a donation might make on its way to the sales floor.

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Topics: Insider, 2019

Peek inside a Habitat home staged with ReStore furniture

Posted by Jared Laabs on May 6, 2019 2:31:16 PM

Two Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity homes were featured in this year's Minneapolis St. Paul Home Tour. Not only was the tour a great way to show off the homeownership program at Twin Cities Habitat, but each each house was staged with furniture commonly found from Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore in New Brighton and Minneapolis.

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Topics: 2019

How to Organize Your Home: A Room-by-Room Walkthrough

Posted by ReStore Staff on May 2, 2019 2:59:40 PM

There are many different ways to organize your home, and each room has its own quirks that make it an organizational challenge. That's why no system is one-size fits all – or should we say one-room? Let's try to simplify things by going after the toughest targets: the garage, bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom, which tend to be the most difficult to organize. Here are our tips on how to clean up these rooms and even add a little style – using items you can typically find at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore

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Topics: DIY, 2019

Cheap Ways to Give Your Room a Whole New Look!

Posted by ReStore Staff on Apr 25, 2019 8:08:06 AM

Sometimes renovating a room feels like a necessity, but just isn’t practical. Either you don’t have the time or the budget for it. But you don’t have to suffer with a room that just doesn’t work for you. There are a number of ways to give your old room a whole new look without breaking the budget or having to spend several weekends renovating the space. How? We’ve got a bunch of DIY ideas that can help you change any room into your favorite – cheaply and efficiently. 

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Topics: DIY, 2019

And the Earth Day Upcycle Challenge Winners are...

Posted by Jared Laabs on Apr 22, 2019 11:59:40 AM

Amazing! We are blown away by all of the creativity and upcycling expertise in all of the entries for the Earth Day Upcycle Challenge! Many chairs were transformed into something totally new, were given a new purpose, and some were even brought back to life. The essence of ReStore and Earth Day has definitely been captured in this competition! Congratulation to all who participated!

Without further ado, here are the winners!

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Topics: DIY, 2019, Upcycle

The Joy of Volunteering

Posted by Christy Ohlrogge on Apr 19, 2019 1:15:00 PM

If you walk into the Minneapolis ReStore on any given Wednesday, there's a good chance you could see Regular Volunteer, Paul H. pop out on the floor from time to time. Paul is known for his enthusiasm toward ReStore and Habitat's mission - and can often be found singing great tunes. He even makes his own versions themed after our ReStore!

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight, 2019

Celebrate Earth Day with a Big Sale

Posted by Jared Laabs on Apr 12, 2019 9:45:40 AM

No holiday better aligns with the mission of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore than Earth Day. So it only makes sense to have a huge sale to celebrate Earth Day!

During the Earth Day Sale, you'll receive 30% off your entire purchase (excluding Amazon Paint) on Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This will be one of our best sales yet, with discounts, doorbusters, and more!

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Topics: Shopping Tips, Sales, 2019