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The ReStoration Corner

Help ReStore Give to the Max!

Posted by Becky Engen on Nov 1, 2018 12:00:00 PM

If you're new to Minnesota, or are just starting to dip your toes into the charitable giving world, you may not be familiar with Give to the Max. Just as other organizations celebrate "Giving Tuesday" on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Minnesota has quickly adopted "Give to the Max Day", a day of giving to support local nonprofits and schools. What used to be one day of giving (with the option to schedule your gift prior to the actual Give to the Max day) has turned into two full weeks of giving!

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Topics: 2018, Shopping Tips

Youth Volunteers Build Adirondack Chairs for ReStore

Posted by ReStore Staff on Oct 8, 2018 10:00:00 AM

One of the most popular items sold at the Twin Cities Habitat ReStore are Adirondack chairs and toy boxes built through youth workshops. These chairs not only generate funding for our mission, but also provide a hands-on building opportunity for volunteers who are too young to help with construction on our Habitat homes.

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Topics: 2018, Shopping Tips, Volunteer Spotlight

Just announced! ReStore Anniversary Sale Sept 15

Posted by Becky Engen on Sep 7, 2018 7:30:00 AM

Mark your calendars and get ready to celebrate 11 years of shopping and saving in the Twin Cities at the upcoming Habitat for Humanity ReStore Anniversary Sale event!

Saturday, September 15
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Topics: 2018, Sales, Shopping Tips

Back-to-School Savings

Posted by Becky Engen on Aug 8, 2018 12:24:59 PM

It's hard to believe, but back-to-school season is upon us, and it will be just a few short weeks until school is officially in session. With that in mind, we're offering some great deals over the next few weeks at our Twin Cities Habitat ReStore outlets, to help ease the painful price tags that can come when this season hits.

If you, or someone you know is headed (back) to college, and needs to furnish a dorm room or apartment, you need to check out our New Brighton and Minneapolis store locations to shop our new and gently-used inventory.  Items arrive and are placed on the sales floor daily, and our donation trucks have been busy these last few weeks!

Our stores are constantly receiving tables, chairs, couches, dressers, and more. You can check out our Facebook page to see some samples of our inventory, but hurry in if you see something you like—it's bound to sell quickly!

And even though our prices are already way below retail, we thought we'd make the deals even sweeter for our Hot Deals subscribers and VIPs by offering special savings on furniture just before school starts.

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Topics: 2018, Sales, Shopping Tips

Customer Appreciation Sale

Posted by Becky Engen on Jun 9, 2018 3:00:00 PM

June is here and that means it's time for our Customer Appreciation Sale! 

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Topics: 2018, Shopping Tips

From Home Staging to Final Home Furnishings

Posted by Becky Engen on May 18, 2018 9:10:00 AM

In late April, our ReStore team partnered with staff members from our Homeownership department to help furnish a Habitat home. The home was then open for the public to visit April 28 and 29 as part of the Minneapolis St. Paul Home Tour

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Topics: 2018, Partnerships, Shopping Tips, Remodel

(Pre-) Earth Day Sale 2018

Posted by Becky Engen on Apr 6, 2018 9:05:00 AM

The ReStore team is excited to announce that our next big sale is taking place on Saturday, April 21! During this Earth Day Sale (OK, it's actually a pre-Earth Day sale), shoppers can save 30% OFF everything at our Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity Restore home improvement outlet locations.

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Topics: Sales, Shopping Tips

What to Look for When Shopping for Tile Flooring

Posted by ReStore Staff on Feb 24, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Considering tile flooring for your next home improvement project? It's durable and water-resistant, so it's well-suited to high-traffic areas such as kitchens, bathrooms, foyers, and laundry rooms. It's simple to care for, too.

Though, there is more to tile flooring than meets the eye. Before you go on a shopping spree, you may want to take a few minutes to learn about the differences among tile flooring. At the very least, this will help you “speak the same language” as the people at the store. And at best, you'll be able to make the best choice for you, your home, and your budget!

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Topics: Shopping Tips, Tile

Prepare Yourself: Tips for the Annual 50% Sale

Posted by Jared Laabs on Jan 13, 2018 7:33:00 AM

The ReStore offers a variety of sales throughout the year, but by far the biggest sale would be the Annual 50% Off Everything Sale. Everything in the store is half off the sticker price! This ONE DAY sale is January 27, 2018 (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) at either one of our ReStore outlet locations (New Brighton or Minneapolis).

Here are some tips to help you tackle the sale:

1.) Be an Early Bird

Each ReStore will open one hour early on January 27. The doors open at 9am. If you're one of the first people to arrive, you'll be first to catch the deals. Make a list of things you may need for a current project or something you want to tackle in the future. If you can grab things now for a project down the road, that extra 50% off will stretch your renovation budget.

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Topics: Sales, Shopping Tips

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: Donate, Shopping Tips