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The ReStoration Corner

7 Home Exterior Upgrades that Make a Big Impact

Posted by ReStore Staff on Aug 6, 2020 3:12:00 PM

Want to show off your style and personality? Let your house do the talking. Along with interior decorating, you can create a one-of-a-kind look to your house’s exterior. Whether it’s painting your front door an eye-catching color or planting flowers and shrubs in your front yard, your home should resemble you both inside and out.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Remodel, 2020

ReStore's Step-by-Step Guide for How to Stain a Deck

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jul 23, 2020 3:41:23 PM

Summer's here, the clouds have parted, and the sun is out – yep, it's time to stain the deck! Deck-staining might feel like a big, ongoing job, but it's necessary. The wood in your favorite summer gathering space will last longer, look nicer, and pop all season long. Here's everything you need to know about how to prep your deck for staining, when to undertake the project, and how to ensure a smooth, even finish.

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Topics: DIY, 2020

Volunteer Spotlight: John Bagaglio [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jul 14, 2020 1:45:00 PM

“At the end of the day, I can look back and say, ‘We got stuff done at the store and ultimately helped make a difference for people in the community.’”

John Bagaglio (or "Bags," as he's known to Twin Cities Habitat) is a part-time volunteer at the New Brighton ReStore. For a few hours a day a few days a week, he helps move donated items in and out of the shop – and to hear him tell it, he's been set on it for a while.

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight, 2020

Shop the longest sale in ReStore history

Posted by Jared Laabs on Jun 23, 2020 3:33:00 PM

Many businesses temporarily shut down because of COVID-19 and are slowly re-opening. Now that we're back open and everyone has changed the way we interact with each other for the  foreseeable future, we're changing the way we have sales.

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Topics: Sales, 2020

Fathers Day Gift Brainstorm

Posted by Jared Laabs on Jun 17, 2020 3:00:25 PM

Some of us have already planned out a social distance party or celebration in honor of Fathers Day, but some of us react a moment before the big day. Either way, we've got some ideas that are worth the scroll.

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Topics: DIY, 2020

Shopping and Donating at Our Stores Safely

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jun 2, 2020 1:39:36 PM

Before you head back or visit ReStore for the first time, there are a few things you need to know. Your safety and the safety of our staff and volunteers are first and foremost. We've created new protocols and rules in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that you should know before visiting. 

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Topics: Shopping Tips, Donate, 2020

Kitchen Cabinets or Appliances: Which Do You Buy First?

Posted by ReStore Staff on May 20, 2020 9:20:00 AM

While you're remodeling your kitchen, one of the things you'll be surprised by is how quickly you run out of space. Countertops alone can eat up a lot of real estate – then you have to decide whether you should buy kitchen cabinets or appliances first.

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Topics: Kitchen Cabinets, Kitchen Remodel, Appliances, 2020

Now scheduling pickups

Posted by ReStore Staff on May 14, 2020 1:20:49 PM

Guest blog by Robin Henrichsen, ReStore Donations Manager

ReStore trucks are back on the road and picking up donations!  Our stores remain closed since the initial COVID-19 closure several weeks ago, but donations are needed more than ever as we prepare to re-open. Our New Brighton expansion has also left us with additional space. We need your donations to help fill the space.

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Topics: Donate, 2020

Easy Mothers Day gifts

Posted by Jared Laabs on May 7, 2020 11:50:00 AM

It's easy to take for granted the matriarch of the family... mom. But when Mothers Day comes around, you have to really think about how you can show your appreciation for everything she's done. Here are some quick and easy gifts for that will make her smile!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, DIY, 2020

Flooring Remodeling: How to Pick the Right Flooring, How Much to Buy, and How to Install It

Posted by ReStore Staff on Apr 30, 2020 9:45:46 AM

If you've never redone your flooring (or if it's been a while since the last time you did), you might feel a bit lost about where to start. ReStore Manager Jill Carmody has helped countless homeowners with flooring renovations, from how to pick the right flooring to expert tips for first-timers. Here's an easy guide for how to do your flooring remodeling project right.

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Topics: Tile, Kitchen Remodel, 2020