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ReStore Recap: Extra, Extra, Read About ReStore!

Anna Skemp
Posted by Anna Skemp on 9:00 AM on November 24, 2020

The ReStore Recap is back featuring some great news and, of course, tips and tricks! A special thanks to all our ReStore supporters who have shopped, donated, and volunteered this past fall—we appreciate you all so much!


Positive News from ReStore! 

Background is a collection of wooden beams. Foreground is five news clippings, about an inch tall each, with various headlines. First: "Twin Cities Business" in a black block in the center, header "Nonprofits + Philanthropy", headline "TC Habitat for Humanity ReStores Hope". Second: Twin Cities Pioneer Press logo in the top center, header "News & Business", headline "Habitat for Humanity's ReStore reopens in New Brighton, Minneapolis". Third: WCCO DIY Friday logo in orange and blue to the left, to the right a shot of the ReStore with an employee next to the news anchor. Fourth: StarTribune logo in the top center, headline "Thrift, secondhand stores back in business--with restrictions because of coronavirus". Fifth: MPR News logo in the top center, header "MPR News with Angela Davis", headline "Bored with your house? Some budget-friendly ways to spruce it up".

Great News! Great Deals! 

Thanks to our amazing ReStore shoppers, donors, and volunteers, the ReStore had a great fall while operating during COVID-19. We couldn't do it without our amazing supporters. See how we made headlines this past fall. 

Meet Trish, Winner of the Workspace Upcycle Challenge! 

When we announced the Workspace Upcycle Challenge last month, we thought we had a winning idea. People were working from home a lot more and school was starting up again. The goal was simple, upgrade your workspace no matter what or where it might be. Meet our winner, Trish! 

Painting Tips & Tricks

A shelf of white paint cans with a green stripe at the top. A blue sign is attached to the top of the shelf saying "every purchase helps create, preserve and promote homeownership". Floating on top of the image at the bottom is a yellow banner which looks as though it's been painted like clouds, with a black ReStore logo in the center.

Paint Like a Pro - with Amazon Paint! [VIDEO]

Paint is probably the easiest way to make a big transformation in any room, exterior, or DIY project. You can now easily make that transformation using Amazon Paint, which is available at ReStore. We have some pro tips to help you tackle that next project on a budget.

Not Scraping? Here's How to Paint Your Popcorn Ceiling Instead

Scraping the "popcorn" from your ceiling is a lot of work – and it could even be dangerous. So consider giving your room a fresh look with a simple coat of paint.

Ready to Donate to ReStore? 

A black pickup truck in front of the donation door at ReStore. Above the door is a blue "donations" sign with white text and a white image of a dolly with boxes on it. Six windows, two high and three across, are below the sign and above the door. Each window has white text. Clockwise from top left: "furniture", "cabinetry", "lighting", "flooring", "appliance", "hardware". Directly above the truck is a blue sign with the Habitat and ReStore logos, plus a hammer comprised of different tools, and the text "You don't have to lift a hammer to help! shop. donate. volunteer." A ReStore employee in a blue apron helps a customer move a table into the truck while others watch.

Picture taken prior to COVID-19. Please wear a mask.

How to Prepare Your Items for Donation 

You've got some items to donate, and you know where you're going to donate them. Now what? Check out our blog on how to prepare your donation for ReStore.

Take Your Garage Back! 

Winter is here and it's time clean, organize, and donate items to get your garage back in order. Wouldn't you like to park your car inside again? Here are some tips on how to organize and get rid of unwanted items.

Important Reminders

Holiday closures: Both ReStore locations will be closed November 25-28, December 24-26, 31, January 1.

Keep our staff safe: It is required that you wear a mask. Please review the COVID-19 safety protocols before you visit. We are still hiring at the ReStore!

ReStore is Hiring: Join our Habitat team and view the career page for more information.

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Tags: ReStore, How To, Homeowner Tips, 2020

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