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ReStore Recap: Tax-Deductible Donations and Halloween DIY Projects

ReStore Recap: Tax-Deductible Donations and Halloween DIY Projects

The leaves on the trees are vibrant, there’s a crisp breeze in the air, and winter is right around the corner. Make the most of the remaining weeks of fall with this ReStore Recap, where you’ll find out all about what to do with those donations sitting in your garage and find some fun and inspiring DIY projects to bring some warmth (and spookiness!) into your home.


An organized garage.

Fall Cleanup: Who Will Take Your Donations?

The changing of the seasons is always a great time to take some time to organize and clean your spaces so you can welcome the frost and snow of winter with a warm, cozy, relaxing home. But where should your donations go? Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore can accept many items, but for those we can’t accept, there are some other great options in the metro area. Check out these lists of accepted items you can donate to organizations in the community.


A row of cabinets at ReStore.

Donation Value Guide: How Much Are Your Donation Items Actually Worth?

As the end of the year nears, donations and tax deductions start to move closer to the top of our minds. It can be challenging to figure out how much you can claim for the donations you made throughout the year. Use ReStore’s Donation Value Guide to help you estimate how much your gently-used items are worth.


A before and after image of a birdhouse with festive leaves.

5 Easy Fall Decor DIY Projects

Arts and crafts are a great way to (pumpkin) spice up your home this fall! From festive baskets and birdhouses, to signs and wall art repurposed from doors and mirrors, to livening up a lampshade, in this blog you’ll find 5 fun ways to get those fall vibes all throughout your space.


Jan showing off Halloween decorations at WCCO.

Homemade Halloween Decorations [VIDEO]

Decking out your home for Halloween doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg! New Brighton ReStore Manager Jan shares some creative DIY decorations you could make in an afternoon to get ready for that Halloween party later this month.


DIY spiderwebs on a window.

Simple, Quick, and Affordable Halloween DIY Projects

You can make a spooky statement on a budget with some of these great Halloween projects that will definitely make your weekend fun and festive. Decorating doors and windows can make a big impact on your space, floating candles can add a creepy ambiance, and decorative signs will let your neighbors know that your house has the best candy bars for trick-or-treaters. Check out these ideas and more in this blog!


Have items to donate? If you're working on fall cleaning and organizing, you may have items you no longer want or need. Donating to ReStore is easy! You can drop off your donation or schedule a pickup.

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