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The ReStoration Corner

Your Favorite Sale of the Year is Back on January 25, 2020!

Posted by Anna Skemp on Jan 16, 2020 8:00:00 AM

That's right. We said it. It's almost here!

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 2020

ReStore Shopper Spotlight: Meet Julie

Posted by Anna Skemp on Dec 26, 2019 11:00:00 AM

About five years ago, Julie O’Neil and her husband bought a house only blocks away from her old home. They decided to flip this new home and were about to start the search for the right materials when someone suggested the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore. From that moment on, Julie became one of the store's biggest fans and expert shoppers.

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 2019, Upcycle

ReStore projects bring joy

Posted by Becky Engen on Dec 4, 2019 3:18:02 PM

Gayle and her husband Bill have been loyal ReStore shoppers for over eight years now.

"I’ve always been someone who enjoyed repurposing things, so I originally came out to see what the store was all about," Gayle said.  "It’s very organized and clean, and there’s so much variety. I’ve always felt like this was a place that was a really good fit for me. That’s why I come back over and over again!"

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 2019, Upcycle

What is Habitat for Humanity ReStore? Ask Julie and Gayle!

Posted by ReStore Staff on Sep 19, 2019 10:18:55 AM

Our Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore Home Improvement locations have been around for many years, but there are still a lot of people who either haven’t shopped there before or just don’t know what it is!

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 2019

Where Can I Buy Second-Hand Furniture in Minneapolis?

Posted by ReStore Staff on Aug 27, 2019 2:33:00 PM

When you purchase second-hand furniture at a Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore Home Improvement Outlet, you’re doing more than just helping keep quality items and building material out of landfills. You’re also helping support a non-profit organization that uses almost all proceeds from ReStore to help build affordable Habitat homes for local families!

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 2019

Why I Shop at ReStore: Contractor Chris Koch

Posted by ReStore Staff on Aug 21, 2019 11:04:45 AM

To call Chris Koch a veteran ReStore shopper is an understatement. He has been shopping at ReStore since it opened in 2007, and now he's a regular at both of our current locations –  Minneapolis and New Brighton. But while his shopping patterns have been constant, his reason for shopping has changed along the way. When Chris started looking for bargains at ReStore, he was a DIYer, working on his own home in North Minneapolis. But now he's a professional who specializes rehabbing older homes – and finding unique materials for them at ReStore. 

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 2019

Find Affordable Furniture for College Students at the ReStore [ATTN: U of M]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Aug 14, 2019 11:10:22 AM

August means move-in time at colleges across Minnesota. And if you're getting ready to move into a college dorm or trying to figure out how to furnish your apartment – especially near the University of Minnesota – we can help. You can find affordable furniture only a couple of miles from the U of M campus! Look no further than Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 2019

Tips for Furnishing a New Home [Checklist]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jul 26, 2019 11:48:57 AM

Just moved into your new home? Next step – furniture shopping! But where to start? Buying a new home can mean moving into a larger space, smaller space, or simply just a different layout that requires different sizes or styles of furniture. You might need a number of new pieces of furniture to fit the new space. This is also an exciting opportunity to make your house feel like home. So what steps should you take before buying your new furniture?

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 2019

ReStore is the Place to Donate and Shop for Appliances

Posted by Madison Fisher on Jul 17, 2019 3:40:00 PM

When you are replacing your appliances, what do you do with your well-functioning old ones? Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore home improvement outlets would love to help find your old appliance a new home, with the resale of the appliance benefiting Habitat for Humanity. Before you donate, however, know what is and what is not accepted at our Habitat ReStore locations.


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Topics: Shopping Tips, Donate, Appliances, Upcycle

Make These DIY Yard Games for the 4th of July

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jun 26, 2019 12:30:00 PM

Yard games are practically essential for a great 4th of July celebration. The weather is sunny and warm and families and friends gather together for picnics and outdoor fun. If you’d like to play everyone’s favorite yard games at your 4th of July party, there’s no need to spend big money. With a little do-it-yourself ingenuity, you can make some fantastic yard games using materials commonly found at the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore. It’s easy and we’ll show you how! 

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Topics: Shopping Tips, DIY, 2019