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The ReStoration Corner

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

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

We need your help filling the new space

Posted by Jared Laabs on Feb 7, 2020 8:45:19 AM

Regular ReStore shoppers may have already noticed, but our New Brighton location is expanding. ReStore sales have grown month over month which is one reason why our home improvement outlet needs to grow. This expansion has created an anticipated challenge, and we need your help. We need donations to help fill the new space!

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Topics: Donate, 2020

Keep on Truckin'

Posted by Jared Laabs on Jan 30, 2020 9:55:00 AM

In 2012 Don Gustafson was hired as a Donations Receiving Assistant, otherwise known as the  ReStore donation truck driver. He’s since logged more than 100,000 miles for ReStore, and operated in all types of weather. The temperature has ranged from -25 to 105 degrees, and has endured a lot wind, rain, and snow.  

Don has since retired but found his way back to ReStore to assist when donation pick up requests skyrocket. I guess this technically isn't a retirement when he’s still driving a ReStore truck. “I tried retirement; it didn't take,” says Don. “This job remains the most interesting position I have held in my 50+ years of work experience. I give my customers back the space in their garages, while telling them about the work we do at the ReStore to support Habitat for Humanity's mission.”  

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Topics: Donate, ReStore Staff, 2020

Business Donor Spotlight: Raj, of India Handicrafts, Inc.

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 13, 2019 10:15:00 AM

Business donations to the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore keep the store well-stocked and the inventory fresh. ReStore operates on donated products and all revenue supports Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s work building, rehabbing, and repairing homes for local families. Many businesses choose to donate overstock, mis-orders, discontinued items, or storeroom cleanout.

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Topics: Donate, 2019

Tax Tips for Businesses: Are Business Donations Tax Deductible?

Posted by ReStore Staff on Nov 22, 2019 8:48:57 AM

Inventory management is a big part of running a successful business. But sometimes overstock is unavoidable and businesses have a choice to make regarding what to do next. One option that’s a win-win is donating those items to a charitable organization—like the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore. 

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Topics: Donate, 2019

How to Responsibly Liquidate Surplus Inventory

Posted by ReStore Staff on Nov 8, 2019 11:59:59 PM

There are many reasons that organizations can wind up with too much inventory. There are also many reasons why too much inventory is a bad idea. For starters, excess inventory takes up your finite retail or storage space--whether that’s shelves on a showroom floor or in the back room. Additionally, that inventory costs money. Capital was invested in whatever the excess inventory is, and that capital is now unavailable for other necessary inventory or additional business reinvestments.

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Topics: Donate, 2019

4 Tips on How To Declutter Your Garage

Posted by ReStore Staff on Oct 28, 2019 9:16:56 AM

As the weather starts to turn cold and you begin moving all of your outdoor summer items inside to store for the winter, it’s a good time to think about getting your garage clean and organized. Let’s face it, decluttering a garage can be a daunting task. It can be easy to just shove stuff wherever you can find space. But there are steps you can take to make the best use out of this storage area. Here are 4 tips to help make the process go smoothly and free up space in your garage. 

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Topics: Donate, 2019

Dream Big with Building Materials

Posted by Anna Skemp on Oct 16, 2019 3:03:00 PM

The ReStore is your place to shop for the best deals on building materials and to get the creative juices flowing for your next upcycle project. From donating building materials to shopping for them, make the ReStore your next stop!

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Topics: Donate, DIY, 2019

The Average Lifespan of Your Refrigerator and Other Household Items

Posted by ReStore Staff on Oct 3, 2019 9:16:50 AM

It can come out of nowhere – the dishwasher stops washing, the water heater isn't heating, or the fridge quits cooling. All appliances have a life expectancy. And there are signs to look for that can help you prepare and plan out your appliance purchases to avoid some of those unwanted surprises. Here’s a look at the average lifespan of your refrigerator and other household items, along with some hints on how to tell they're getting too old.

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Topics: Donate, 2019