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The ReStoration Corner

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

Windows and Doors Galore

Posted by Christy Ohlrogge on Jun 18, 2019 1:01:00 PM

We've always got all the things a potential DIYer could need to make some changes in their home - including knowledge! Read up from our information archive on things to know when you want to replace windows and doors - and drop by either of our locations to find what you're looking for!

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 2019

Remember the ReStore for Lawn, Garden & Landscaping

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jun 10, 2019 9:29:55 AM

Spring is here! You may have noticed that it seems like everybody has some kind of lawn and garden project going on, and you may have a couple of projects planned yourself. But why go to the big box stores for your lawn and garden needs when you can find everything you need at ReStore at much better prices?

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Topics: Shopping Tips, DIY, 2019

Celebrate Earth Day with a Big Sale

Posted by Jared Laabs on Apr 12, 2019 9:45:40 AM

No holiday better aligns with the mission of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore than Earth Day. So it only makes sense to have a huge sale to celebrate Earth Day!

During the Earth Day Sale, you'll receive 30% off your entire purchase (excluding Amazon Paint) on Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This will be one of our best sales yet, with discounts, doorbusters, and more!

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Topics: Shopping Tips, Sales, 2019

Cheap Interior Paint and 5 Other Items You Didn't Know ReStore Sold

Posted by ReStore Staff on Mar 22, 2019 9:46:19 AM

Whether it's your first time shopping at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore or you're a regular customer, when you visit our stores you may come across some unique items you didn't expect from a home improvement outlet. Of course, we sell furniture, hardware, and appliances, but did you know we also sell cheap interior paint (for $16/gallon) and so much more? Check our list below to learn more.

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 2019