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The ReStoration Corner

Spring Cleaning: What to Toss and What to Donate

Posted by ReStore Staff on Mar 13, 2018 4:01:59 PM

Sun shining late into the evening, warming temperatures, and melting snow can only mean one thing: Spring is near. And it's the perfect time do some spring cleaning.

Before you get trash-happy, consider items you can donate. You may be surprised to find that much of what you don't need or want anymore can be donated. You'll not only keep items out of the landfill, but you'll make another family very happy.

But where do you start? We'll help you identify some of those things you didn't know you could donate (and tell you where to donate them) and some things that are better sent to the trash.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Donate

Thank You Business Donors!

Posted by Anna Skemp on Feb 14, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Twin Cities ReStore could not succeed without the generosity of many business and individuals who choose to donate materials to our two store locations. 

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Topics: Donate

Big Donation after the Big Game

Posted by Jared Laabs on Feb 10, 2018 8:14:00 AM

The big football game is over and a million people recently left the Twin Cities to go back home. Just think about all of the planning, buying, and money spent to accommodate that amount of visitors for a weeks-worth of partying. Event centers, hotels and even outdoor spaces were flooded with fans. Have you ever wondered, what happens to the “leftovers?” We’re not talking about food, we’re talking about the other stuff.

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Topics: Donate

Why Donate or Buy Cabinets at the ReStore

Posted by Jared Laabs on Jan 31, 2018 8:57:46 AM

Cabinet Donations

There are many things the ReStore is known for—lighting, furniture, appliances, doors, and windowsall at a discounted price. But the Twin Cities ReStore outlets have also become known for kitchen and bathroom cabinets. The ReStore receives and sells so many cabinets, that ReStore staff refer to it as their “bread and butter.” Entire kitchen cabinet sets are a regular item on the sales floor and provide a great deal of savings to remodelers. Just take a look at how many cabinets were donated or sold last year:

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Topics: Donate, Kitchen Cabinets

Did You Know You Can Get a Tax Break When You Donate Household Items?

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jan 16, 2018 10:26:24 AM

Your big cleanup project is almost complete and you've discovered some household items that you just don't need or want anymore. They're in decent shape, and you’d hate to throw them away.

What do you do now? You could clean, price, and sell them at a garage sale, but that's a lot of work and garage sales aren't exactly popular during the winter months. So, why not donate them instead? They'll find a new use in someone else's home, and you'll get a financial benefit because your donation is tax-deductible.

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Topics: Donate

Why ReStore?

Posted by Becky Engen on Jan 8, 2018 9:30:00 AM

If you're an avid DIYer, home improvement pro, or just called upon to perform home repairs on a regular basis, you know there are a number of stores in the metro area clamoring for your business. So why should you choose to shop at ReStore home improvement outlets? Good question.

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Topics: Shopping Tips, Donate

Tips & Tricks When Buying New or Used Doors [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 14, 2017 9:18:00 AM

Looking to give the exterior of your home a new look? Changing out your front door is a simple change with big impact. Same goes for the doors inside your home, and you don't have to buy them brand new.

At the ReStore, we're always getting door donations in great condition—interior, exterior, storm, patio, bi-folding closet doors, you name it! In this video, Jan Hagerman with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore shares some simple tips on how to find what you're looking for.

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Topics: Shopping Tips, Tips and Tricks, Donate

What is the Impact of Your Donation to ReStore?

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 8, 2017 8:40:00 AM

When cleaning out your home, you’re bound to come across something you either no longer want or no longer need. Some items you can’t get rid of fast enough, others can be difficult to part with. Donating your once beloved items to be reused and cherished by someone else, can be very rewarding. Imagine that drawer of unused, mismatched knobs and handles of yours accentuating one-of-a-kind kitchen cabinets or bedroom furniture in someone else’s home. Perhaps, that dresser you’ve held onto for years will get refinished for a nursery or bedroom. The possibilities are endless.

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Topics: Donate

A Holiday Boutique Generating Warmth

Posted by Jared Laabs on Nov 6, 2017 2:30:19 PM

When a Twin Cities Firefighter approached the ReStore with an opportunity to decorate a holiday tree to benefit Operation Warm, they jumped at the idea. Not only are ReStore volunteers decorating a tree that will be sold in a silent auction, but they are decorating several doors that will display wreaths for sale at the upcoming Minneapolis Holiday Boutique (November 10-12, 2017 at US Bank Stadium).

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Topics: Donate, ReStore Staff, volunteers

Fall Cleanup: Who Will Take Your Stuff?

Posted by ReStore Staff on Nov 4, 2017 9:16:00 AM
There's a chill in the air and beautiful colors on the trees. It's officially autumn in Minnesota, and a change in season is always a great time for a cleanup.

We mean more than just raking leaves and bringing plants indoors. It’s a great time to dive into some cleaning and organizing — you might even discover a few things you just don't want anymore.

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Topics: Donate