If the demand for heat this winter increases as many energy analysts are predicting, your pocketbook may be taking a hit this season. But never fear! The ReStore team is here with some tips and home hacks that might just save you some green and keep you warm until spring arrives.
The ReStoration Corner
Topics: Tips and Tricks
Looking to upgrade your tool box but don’t have anyone to pass your oldies down to? Never fear! The Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore is one of the few places that take used tools donations. You may ask, “there’s no way you take everything – so what’s acceptable to donate?” Well, this blog is the answer to all the questions you could have related to hardware and tools at ReStore.
This year at our Jordan Week of Kindness event, our partners at Metro Blooms demonstrated how to plant a rain garden. Here's what we learned so you can plant your own rain garden and help pollinators in your neighborhood. You can also check out Metro Blooms' complete guide to building a rain garden.
It’s mid-May and it finally feels like Spring. Here are the top five areas you should focus on to get your home ready for the best weather of the year.
Hi everyone, I'm an AmeriCorps member serving in the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity office. With this illustrious title comes everything you would expect: lack of construction skills.
Windows can increase the curb appeal of your home, make your home quieter, and make your home more energy efficient! But, that only applies if they're in good condition.
If you’re feeling a draft near your windows, receiving higher than normal energy bills, having difficulty opening and closing your windows, or noticing condensation on your windows, it could be time to replace them. But there are so many options out there to choose from. How do you pick?
Here's a list of top things to consider when shopping for replacement windows.
At a very young age, Victoria Lambert found herself interested in the world of architecture and art.
"I always loved rearranging my room and our home whenever my parent’s finances would allow it," she said.
Let's face it, the garage is likely to be one of the most notoriously disorganized spaces of your home. Don't have room for it in your house? Throw it in the garage! Only need it for one season? There’s space for it in the garage! Is it too dirty to keep inside but will get ruined if left outside? Store it in the garage!
As you can see, it's easy to turn your garage into a catch-all room for anything that doesn't fit or belong indoors. But just because it’s a multi-functional space, that doesn't mean you can't organize it!
Here are some great and easy ways to organize your garage:
Since spring-like weather was a bit delayed, that might also mean that you've allowed your annual spring cleaning tasks to slide. Whether you're going to dedicate an entire day to decluttering your home, or you only have 10 minutes to spare, we've got some ideas to get you on your way to a clutter free home!